Street network

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A street network is a system of interconnecting lines and points (called edges and nodes in network science) that represent a system of streets or roads for a given area.[1] A street network provides the foundation for network analysis; for example, finding the best route or creating service areas.[2]

They greatly affect in-town movement and traffic. Street networks can become very complex in cities. Street networks are very often localized, because there is little non-highway transportation from town to town. The U.S. Highway System is like a street network, but it is national, and consists of highways instead of streets and roads.

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  1. ^ Boeing, G. (2017). "OSMnx: New Methods for Acquiring, Constructing, Analyzing, and Visualizing Complex Street Networks". Computers, Environment and Urban Systems. 65: 126–139. arXiv:1611.01890. doi:10.1016/j.compenvurbsys.2017.05.004. Retrieved 2017-08-26.
  2. ^ Wade, T. and Sommer, S. eds. A to Z GIS