Efficient Large-scale Road Inspection Routing

Yujie Chen, Peter Cowling, Stephen Remde, Fiona Polack


Gaist Solutions Ltd. carries out large scale surveys for UK road inspection. To estimate the total distance that vehicles travel, we model routing as a Chinese Postman Problem. We propose a novel graph reduction approach that dramatically speeds up the calculation of the Chinese Postman Tour for large-scale road networks. Because the analysis of large road-network graphs is now possible, planners can explore the effects of changes to traditional inspection techniques and scheduling. Case studies of road networks from six UK cities and the county of Norfolk are tested. The graph reduction process is also analysed on ten randomly generated road networks with different characteristics, to show its ability and give advice for suitable use.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Chen Y., Cowling P., Remde S. and Polack F. (2016). Efficient Large-scale Road Inspection Routing . In Proceedings of 5th the International Conference on Operations Research and Enterprise Systems - Volume 1: ICORES, ISBN 978-989-758-171-7, pages 304-312. DOI: 10.5220/0005749203040312

in Bibtex Style

author={Yujie Chen and Peter Cowling and Stephen Remde and Fiona Polack},
title={Efficient Large-scale Road Inspection Routing},
booktitle={Proceedings of 5th the International Conference on Operations Research and Enterprise Systems - Volume 1: ICORES,},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of 5th the International Conference on Operations Research and Enterprise Systems - Volume 1: ICORES,
TI - Efficient Large-scale Road Inspection Routing
SN - 978-989-758-171-7
AU - Chen Y.
AU - Cowling P.
AU - Remde S.
AU - Polack F.
PY - 2016
SP - 304
EP - 312
DO - 10.5220/0005749203040312