An Optimal transportation routing approach using GIS-based dynamic traffic flows

Ammar Alazab, Sitalakshmi Venkatraman, Jemal Abawajy, Mamoun Alazab

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Abstract

This paper examines the value of real-time traffic information gathered through Geographic Information Systems for achieving an optimal vehicle routing within a dynamically stochastic transportation network. We present a systematic approach in determining the dynamically varying parameters and implementation attributes that were used for the development of a Web-based transportation routing application integrated with real-time GIS services. We propose and implement an optimal routing algorithm by modifying Dijkstra's algorithm in order to incorporate stochastically changing traffic flows. We describe the significant features of our Web application in making use of the real-time dynamic traffic flow information from GIS services towards achieving total costs savings and vehicle usage reduction. These features help users and vehicle drivers in improving their service levels and productivity as the Web application enables them to interactively find the optimal path and in identifying destinations effectively.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICMTA 2010
Subtitle of host publicationproceedings of the international conference on management technology and applications
EditorsA. M. Rawani, Chris Zhang
Place of PublicationSingapore
PublisherResearch Publishing
Pages172-178
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9789810868840
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational conference on management technology and applications - Singapore
Duration: 10 Sep 201012 Sep 2010

Conference

ConferenceInternational conference on management technology and applications
CitySingapore
Period10/09/1012/09/10

Keywords

  • transportation routing
  • GIS
  • dynamic traffic flow
  • optimal path

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    Alazab, A., Venkatraman, S., Abawajy, J., & Alazab, M. (2010). An Optimal transportation routing approach using GIS-based dynamic traffic flows. In A. M. Rawani, & C. Zhang (Eds.), ICMTA 2010: proceedings of the international conference on management technology and applications (pp. 172-178). Singapore: Research Publishing.