Geostatistical approach for controlling bus movements in Greater Lisbon using GPS

Marco Painho, Thomas Bartoschek, Roberto Henriques

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Abstract

This paper describes the running development of a Location Based Application as part of an Integrated Geographic Information System ("SIIG"), made for the Lisbon Transport Delegation (DTL). The stand-alone application "busGPS", has basic GIS Viewer functionality as zooming, mapping and measuring. It allows tracking of a moving object, in this case a public bus, with a GPS receiver, saving the geographical data with the needed attributes (speed, time error, heading.) in different formats (shape and ASCII). It is connected to a database containing data on bus-routes, busstops and timetables. Out of the collected GPS-data the application recognizes the driven route or the most approximate one. It recognizes the bus-stops, where passengers entered or got out the bus and the time-delay at each station. The collected data can be saved for efficiency-control and statistics can be done to support operational performance. For this issue "busGPS" offers data analysis tools providing several statistical indicators on geographical deviations of bus routes/bus stops, time deviations of the timetables.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings 2006 - The 9th AGILE International Conference on Geographic Information Science
Subtitle of host publication"Shaping the Future of Geographic Information Science in Europe", AGILE 2006
Pages319-324
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event9th AGILE International Conference on Geographic Information Science: "Shaping the Future of Geographic Information Science in Europe", AGILE 2006 - Visegrad, Hungary
Duration: 20 Apr 200622 Apr 2006

Conference

Conference9th AGILE International Conference on Geographic Information Science: "Shaping the Future of Geographic Information Science in Europe", AGILE 2006
CountryHungary
CityVisegrad
Period20/04/0622/04/06

Keywords

  • GPS
  • Lbs
  • Transport

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    Painho, M., Bartoschek, T., & Henriques, R. (2006). Geostatistical approach for controlling bus movements in Greater Lisbon using GPS. In Proceedings 2006 - The 9th AGILE International Conference on Geographic Information Science: "Shaping the Future of Geographic Information Science in Europe", AGILE 2006 (pp. 319-324)