TrafficPulse: A mobile GISystem for transportation

Ren Yu Li, Steve H.L. Liang, Dong Woo Lee, Young Ji Byon

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Abstract

Today municipalities around the world spend millions of dollars to understand the dynamics of their transportation infrastructure. Traditional approaches for traffic data collection rely on a fixed sensor infrastructure (e.g., inductive loop detectors), and because these sensors are expensive to deploy and maintain, the traffic data coverage is limited to main highways and major intersections. This limited information hinders municipalities to achieve efficient traffic management and control. To address this problem, we develop TrafficPulse, a mobile GISystem platform for transportation applications. For the client front-end, we develop the TrafficPulse mobile application that collects traffic data by integrating participatory sensing, opportunistic sensing, and offline data collection module. For the server back-end, we develop Geopot cloud, a cloud-based geo-location data service for mobile applications. In order to demonstrate the potential benefit of this system, we also develop a carpooling recommendation system to analyze user-shared content and provide a recommendation service to TrafficPulse users. In this paper, we describe our system architecture and experiences, allowing our paper to be used as a reference for other developers who want to develop their own transportation applications.

Original languageBritish English
Title of host publicationProc. of the 1st ACM SIGSPATIAL Int. Workshop on Mobile Geographic Inf. Systems, MobiGIS 2012 - In Conjunction with the 20th ACM SIGSPATIAL Int. Conf. on Advances in Geographic Inf. Systems, GIS 2012
Pages9-16
Number of pages8
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
Event1st ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on Mobile Geographic Information Systems, MobiGIS 2012, Held in Conjunction with the 20th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems, GIS 2012 - Redondo Beach, CA, United States
Duration: 6 Nov 20126 Nov 2012

Publication series

NameProc. of the 1st ACM SIGSPATIAL Int. Workshop on Mobile Geographic Inf. Systems, MobiGIS 2012 - In Conjunction with the 20th ACM SIGSPATIAL Int. Conf. on Advances in Geographic Inf. Systems, GIS 2012

Conference

Conference1st ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on Mobile Geographic Information Systems, MobiGIS 2012, Held in Conjunction with the 20th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems, GIS 2012
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityRedondo Beach, CA
Period6/11/126/11/12

Keywords

  • system architecture
  • transportation
  • volunteered geographic information

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