Integration of geographic information system for transportation with real-time traffic simulation system: Application framework

Zhou Mu*, Ari Korhonen, Lauri Malmi, Iisakki Kosonen, Tapio Luttinen

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Real-time traffic information applications (RTIA) collect real-time traffic data from a wide variety of detectors. The problem with these applications is that they are complex and hard to maintain because of the large number of distributed detectors involved. However, it is well recognized that traffic simulation systems have the ability to improve the efficiency of traffic analysis, prediction, and control. This paper presents an application framework that integrates a real-time traffic simulation system with RTIA. Within this framework, a geographic information system for transportation (GIS-T) architecture, combined with a temporal-spatial database, provides a flexible way to present the real-time traffic information for road users. Several critical system components are introduced as well, including a real-time dynamic traffic data exchange model. The real-time simulation system, a static traffic model in GIS-T, and a Java-based application architecture are also briefly discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTravel Survey Methods, Information Technology, and Geospatial Data
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2006
MoE publication typeA4 Conference publication
EventTransportation Research Board Annual Meeting - Washington, United States
Duration: 22 Jan 200626 Jan 2006
Conference number: 85

Publication series

PublisherNational Academy Sciences
ISSN (Print)0361-1981


ConferenceTransportation Research Board Annual Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • data collection
  • databases
  • detectors
  • geographic information systems
  • highway traffic control
  • real-time information
  • traffic data
  • traffic information
  • traffic simulation


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