Web-Based Delivery of Geospatial and Transportation Data for a Rural Intelligent Transportation Systems Project

The authors present a description of the method used to deliver geospatial and transportation data to both the general public and engineers working in the region from the Oxford-University of Mississippi Intelligent Transportation Systems (OUMITS) project. The OUMITS project is designed to bring technologically advanced traffic concepts and systems to the rural setting in Oxford, Mississippi, a town with a large university population and expanding developed area. One of the outcomes of the OUMITS project has been the collection of large amounts of spatial and non-spatial data in a variety of digital formats such as: tabular data (12 hour traffic counts at several intersections), traffic model simulations (showing existing and simulated circumstances), and geospatial data (raster and vector files related to the project). Providing stakeholders (researchers, city planners, developers, builders, and residents) these data in a manner that enables them to find datasets to meet their needs is accomplished through an Internet portal that supports both data download and online map generation. Conversely, most users of the data provided have a general understanding of their location of interest independent of their background. Through the integration of server-side programming, web-based mapping, and a relational database, data can be selected based on its spatial location, displayed in different formats such as summarized diagrams, simplified graphs, or tables, and also downloaded. Emphasis is given to integration of different technologies, final data presentation alternatives, and future traffic monitoring data. Finally, the authors discuss how the lessons learned in this application can be used as a template for other rural ITS projects and communities.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: CD-ROM
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 9p
  • Monograph Title: Tools of the Trade: 10th National Conference on Transportation Planning for Small and Medium-Sized Communities

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01044608
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Mar 23 2007 12:12PM