On the Design of a Traffic Observatory Application based on Bus Trajectories

Kathrin Rodriguez, Marco A. Casanova, Luiz André Paes Leme, Hélio Lopes, Rafael Nasser, Bruno Guberfain do Amaral

Abstract

Buses, equipped with active GPS devices that continuously transmit their positions, can be understood as mobile traffic sensors. Indeed, bus trajectories provide a useful data source for analyzing traffic, if the city is served by a dense bus network and the city traffic authority makes the bus trajectories available openly, timely and in a continuous way. This paper explores the design of a traffic observatory application based on bus trajectories, defined as an application developed to detect when the traffic patterns of selected streets of a city, observed during certain periods of time, deviate from the typical traffic patterns. The major contributions of the paper are a list of requirements for traffic observatory applications, a detailed discussion of key operations on bus trajectories and a description of experiments with a traffic observatory prototype using bus trajectories made available by the traffic authority of the City of Rio de Janeiro.

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Rodriguez K., Casanova M., Leme L., Lopes H., Nasser R. and Amaral B. (2016). On the Design of a Traffic Observatory Application based on Bus Trajectories . In Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS, ISBN 978-989-758-187-8, pages 215-222. DOI: 10.5220/0005866102150222


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@conference{iceis16,
author={Kathrin Rodriguez and Marco A. Casanova and Luiz André Paes Leme and Hélio Lopes and Rafael Nasser and Bruno Guberfain do Amaral},
title={On the Design of a Traffic Observatory Application based on Bus Trajectories},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS,},
year={2016},
pages={215-222},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0005866102150222},
isbn={978-989-758-187-8},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS,
TI - On the Design of a Traffic Observatory Application based on Bus Trajectories
SN - 978-989-758-187-8
AU - Rodriguez K.
AU - Casanova M.
AU - Leme L.
AU - Lopes H.
AU - Nasser R.
AU - Amaral B.
PY - 2016
SP - 215
EP - 222
DO - 10.5220/0005866102150222