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Modeling worldwide highway networks
PHYSICS LETTERS A, v.374, n.1, p.22-27, 2009
BOAS, Paulino R. Villas
RODRIGUES, Francisco A.
COSTA, Luciano da Fontoura
This Letter addresses the problem of modeling the highway systems of different countries by using complex networks formalism. More specifically, we compare two traditional geographical models with a modified geometrical network model where paths, rather than edges, are incorporated at each step between the origin and the destination vertices. Optimal configurations of parameters are obtained for each model and used for the comparison. The highway networks of Australia, Brazil, India, and Romania are considered and shown to be properly modeled by the modified geographical model. (C) 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.