Visual Exploration of Utah Trajectory Data and their Applications in Transportation

Transportation agencies have an opportunity to leverage massive global positioning system (GPS) trajectory data to support their analyses and enhance their decision making. However, these data are typically purchased from vendors, which means that transportation agencies must understand their benefits before they decide to spend tens of thousands of dollars on data acquisition. To help transportation agencies better understand the tremendous value of trajectory data, the PI of the project will acquire Utah GPS trajectory data from one of the leading GPS data providers and conduct visual analyses demonstrating applications of trajectory data in various areas of transportation. The analyses will focus on (a) evaluating the data itself by exploring its spatial and temporal coverage, and on (b) using visual analytics to demonstrate potential use of trajectory data in planning, measuring mobility, public transit, and measuring performance. The results of the analyses will be communicated with transportation agencies to help them better understand the value of this type of mobility data in transportation system analyses.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $40000
  • Contract Numbers:

    NITC 1264

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    University of Utah, Salt Lake City

    College of Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering
    Salt Lake City, UT  United States  84112-0561
  • Managing Organizations:

    TREC at Portland State University

    1900 SW Fourth Ave, Suite 175
    P.O. Box 751
    Portland, Oregon  United States  97201
  • Project Managers:

    Hagedorn, Hau

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Utah, Salt Lake City

    College of Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering
    Salt Lake City, UT  United States  84112-0561
  • Principal Investigators:

    Markovic, Nikola

  • Start Date: 20181201
  • Expected Completion Date: 20191130
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01687326
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Institute for Transportation and Communities
  • Contract Numbers: NITC 1264
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Nov 28 2018 7:35PM