Sugar

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Sugar
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Vendor Citilabs
License Proprietary http://www.citilabs.com/ end-user-license-agreement/
Documentation None found online
Website http://www.citilabs.com/ software/sugar/



Overview

Sugar offers tools for managing, analyzing, and visualizing transportation networks and accessibility in any community. Sugar has two main components:

  • Sugar Access
  • Sugar Network Editor

Sugar Network Editor

Sugar Network Editor (SNE) is an add-on to ESRI's ArcGIS desktop. It allows one to create and maintain transportation networks directly in ArcGIS. These networks are directly compatible with ESRI’s Network Analyst extension and other ESRI extensions, and transportation software products such as Citilabs Cube and Trafficware® Synchro.

Transit data can be imported from GTFS:

  • Route alignments
  • Stop locations
  • Schedules

The SNE allows editing all of the above features.

Street network information can also be edited in the SNE. The default roadway map comes from HERE.

Sugar Access

Sugar Access is used to score and understand accessibility to employment opportunities, various errands, public services, and other destinations. It allows for multi-modal accessibility calculations, over all accessibility score generation, and simple scenario planning if the network were to change. The software comes pre-loaded with data for communities.

The software can generate an "Accessibility Score" that is calibrated according to travelers' willingness to to make commute trips of various time lengths according to mode. (See slide 6, Eric Sundquist, TCS 2016, https://www.slideshare.net/otrec/eric-sundquist-tcs-2016/1)

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