COSTEProject reference: 41030
Funded under: IS-ECONTENT
Combining spatial and traffic eContent for regions of Europe
Total cost:Not available
EU contribution:EUR 250 000
Topic(s):AL1 - Action Line 1: Improving access to and expanding the use of public sector information
Funding scheme:DEF - Definition Phase Project
Over the last decade, the use of combined geographic and traffic digital content has gained an ever-increasing importance. Given the improvement of available IT solutions and Internet applications, geographic data and traffic data represent a critical factor for the success of complex Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) applications. The use of traffic information maps is, for example, indispensable for the operation of Traffic Management Systems distributing geo-referenced traffic information to users.
Since existing maps do not include traffic relevant attributes, COSTE addressed this gap and investigated, defined and evaluated the feasibility of technical infrastructure and the associated operational models to support efficient production, distribution and the use of traffic engineering maps. The above issues are virtually common in all European countries and their impact on traffic and transport engineering and land use have a truly European dimension.