TEAM 9: Open Transport Map (OTM) Applications for Africa

This is a description of Team no 9 of the Nairobi INSPIRE Hackathon 2019 led by Daniel Beran as a mentor.

The goal of our team is to demonstrate how interactive traffic modelling can improve traffic situation in any city. The demonstration consist in gathering freely available / open source data and deploy a traffic modeller tool to Nairobi.

The planned workflow of our solution is as follows:

  • gather sufficient data about traffic network and about simulated traffic generators,
  • calculate traffic model and import it into spatial database, where it can be accessed by our traffic modeler.
  • this model will be then used for modeling specific traffic scenarios via traffic modeler’s Application Programming Interface (API) (see the image below).
Architecture of interactive traffic volume modeling

The final step is to develop web Graphical User Interface (GUI) similar to one already in action for the PoliVisu pilot city – Pilsen (see the image below). This application allows users to calculate various traffic scenarios (i.e. change free flow speed/capacity of road segment) in near real time via only web browser with network connection.

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