Transportation is the movement of anything from one location to another.

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OpenStreetMap how to identify major ports

I'm quite new to OSM data. Can anyone help me with the best tags to use to identify major shipping ports? I'd like to be able to identify cities that have a significant amount of commercial shipping ...
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Where can I find road attribute and network for New York City?

Is there any possible to find the attribute of each road (such as road capacity, speed, longitude and latitude.) in New York City ? Thanks
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How to Predict demand on a bus route, considering variaton in kms and price?

If there is a route (line) modification, I mean change on distance; and also a change on the price for the user. How can I calculate the demand on the next year, considering seasonnality. What would ...
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European Rail Freight Map (shapefile or other ArcGIS format)? [duplicate]

I need European Rail Freight Map (shapefile or other ArcGIS format) for a GIS project. Does anyone have this data?
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Displaying buses from a transport network (newbie)

First of all, I'm noob in this subject so please give me some advice. I'd like to develop something like http://traintimes.org.uk/map/london-buses/#73 but with my own city. Unfortunately our MTA ...
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Downloadable historical traffic data?

I'm looking for historical traffic data on a decently large city. Specifically I need data points that can be used to infer the distribution of vehicle speeds across each road, but I don't want the ...
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How to calculate highway lengths using QGIS?

I need to create a network of highways in 8 states of the USA. Eventually, I need their length, the speed and if possible average daily traffic volume, I don't know how to extract this information. ...
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Change timestamps according to transportation used

I have a GPX file with about 500 numbered positions. Unfortunately the time stamps are not correct. I do however know the positions and times the transportation form was changed. For example: ...
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Road-construction (alignment) tools

Are there any tools available in any GIS environment for route alignment? To be specific, the tool should take a DEM and road-construction parameters -- distance and gradient, roadfill, drainage ...
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What is the best beginner-friendly GTFS editor for creating and exporting routes?

I am beginner and need information about gtfs-editor. I want to create routes,trips,patterns,etc... and export it to GTFS-format. I have setup locally two gtfs-editor TransitDataFeeder ...
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Why don't my service area polygons follow my network?

I have found a few similar questions, but no good answers, so here goes another Service area question: I'm working on creating a walking distance layer from Parks, and have a road network set up with ...
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how to make public transportation map?

I have collected the public transport routes and i want to map a map that looks like this. My problem is i am not able to show the shared segments as parallel lines. I have not been able to find good ...
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Isolating a street segment and assigning it a code

How should I go about making a map of alternate side of the street parking rules (in nyc?)? Does such a one already exist (I can't seem to find one)? If anyone is familiar with the transportation ...
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Can PGrouting be used to identify which path fits a known distance between a start and end node?

I am involved in a research project that uses historic transport data for England and Wales mostly in the nineteenth century. One particular problem concerns coaching data where all that is known is ...
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How can I calculate the average speed in various legs of a bus route?

I'm working on analyzing NYC MTA Bus traffic data. There are numerous buses traveling along the route, emitting gps data at random locations. I have about 30k records with bus_line, vehicle_id, ...
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PostgreSQL: How to use more than one CPU?

I'm creating a real time traffic application. I read the AVL car data from a web service and insert the records in a PostgreSQL table. Then a trigger calculates the closest link and if there is a ...
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Conceptually, what's the ideal way to develop detour maps for a large number of nodes

I have a road layer of roughly 30,000 links. On these links, I have a total of 15,000 nodes that are sorted in a point layer. I'm trying to build a detour distance and routing around each asset in ...
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Map walking distance/time from transit stops

I'm working in QGIS and would like to show how far from a bus stop a pedestrian could walk along the street network in any direction for a specified set of walking times (5,10,20 mins etc). I have my ...
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How to extend OSM2PO with ferry durations?

I would like to have the ferry duration [1] taken into account, when transforming OSM files to SQL. But I'm not sure if I need to write my own waytagresolver, or it is possible to simply add it to ...
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Are there open source solutions for travel demand modelling?

I'm looking for open source tools for travel demand modelling (eg The four-step UTMS). Preferably in a GIS environment. That works well with Qgis, Grass and Postgis. My question is not related to ...
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Longitudinal and Latitudinal coordinates of interstate exits

I need to find the coordinates of all the interstate exits for some research. I'm not looking to code up a program that will do it for me, but I was hoping that someone had already done it and would ...
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How to solve routes to offset points in Network Analyst?

The scenario is that there are points on a grid with intervals of 1000m covering an area of hundreds of square kilometres. I want to find routes on a road network to any one of these points. A road ...
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How to make the thickness of traffic volume flow symbology proportional to traffic counts?

I can scale the bandwidth proportionally to the traffic volumes; however, I cannot show the directionality of the movements. Volumes for directional moves are stored in two different columns of a ...
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Network Analyst does not take oneway street from attribute table

I want to build a network dataset to calculate travelling times for buses (service area). I have on shapefile with the streets from my home town, which has a column intitled 'ONEWAY', with values of ...
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Where can I download Real time Traffic and weather data for the world?

Where can I download real time data for traffic and weather? I'd like to use it as an overlay on a mapping service of my choice (eg. Google maps, OpenLayers etc.)
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Problem Joining FAA raster charts

I am new to GIS and I am trying to place the North and South Salt Lake City aeronautical charts in QGIS. The problem I'm having is that there is a black section where the two charts should touch. Am I ...
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R packages for deriving spatial clusters from origin-destination matrix

I have a matrix of origin-destination flows and I am trying to figure out the best way to derive X number of functional spatial clusters from the data. I haven't done this particular type of analysis ...
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How to use OSM2PO for transit routing?

I'm using OSM2PO (4.6.9) for "classic" routing, I mean highway network and everything works fine. Now, I want to use it to route in a "transport" network, a bus network for instance. But I want the ...
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Where can I get public transportation locations for USA

I am trying to find a list of all public transportation/transit locations like subway stations, airports, bus terminals and bus stops for USA. Only major transit locations are required, rural bus ...
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Open Source solutions for building a Traffic Management System

I am trying to set an Open Source alternative to proprietry ITS (Intelligent Transportation Systems) The goal is to build a Traffic Management System for a middle size city center. Main requirements ...
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Looking for pedestrian-specific routing engines

Most of the applications providing pedestrian routing I see are sufficient for many needs but not optimal: you cannot cross open spaces like town squares, routing is in the middle of the street etc. ...
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TRANSIMS interaction with OSGEO tools

Wow I've just discovered the world of TRANSIMS, a transport model with ambitious aims: "to model all aspects of human behaviour related to transport in one consistent simulation framework" (Nagel, ...
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Plot the Shortest Paths in a Grid without any clash at a point of time

The efficient algorithm needs to be done and proved for the best solution for the given problem: User inputs: (#) Size of the NxN Grid. (N); (#) No. of Paths: Z; (#) Source and Destination ...
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create minimal spanning tree using table of distances between nodes rather than TSP

I am working on a transportation (linear programming) problem. Each potential solution also requires checking the distance of approx 20,000 routes with 5 to 15 nodes per route. Calculating the ...
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NYC Subway Line Station Order?

I've currently got data on the NYC subway stations (including name, position, and how many people entered and existed during a timeframe). Also, I have the data on which stations have which train ...
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Where can I get public transportation route information for USA?

I'm trying to find a list of public transit route information, mainly location of bus and train stops for the US. I've looked around at some of the Google products and openstreetmap but can't find ...
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High quality public transport trip planner examples? Trip visualization examples?

Do you know high-quality online public transport route/trip planners? I'm looking for sites with recognized usability, most carrier-owned planners are bad or very bad from Human-Computer Interaction ...
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Find a proper path between two nodes in a grid

This question is about finding a proper path (route) between two nodes (P,Q) in a grid (i.e., graph, network, ...). In our concept, we define a path proper (nice) if it is the most similar* to the ...
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OpenStreetMap XAPI request for “Member Of”

I'm trying to find a way to request public transportation info from the OSM XAPI. Those nodes can be best described as: highway = * member of = ( route = bus ) Is that even possible to do over the ...
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Create an optimized point layer derived from a road layer so that the driving distance between each point is x

Consider a classic state-wide or country-wide roadway network. I want to create a point layer, where each point is on the roadway network. This point layer will have each point separated by its ...
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Reinventing the wheel: Public Transit System

I'm building a public transit service in South Africa, and I initially started the project on PHP and MySQL. I've managed to get far with the simple stack, with: Routing algorithm in PHP Data ...
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Are there open standards for storing multi-modal routing graphs?

I'm looking for any open standards (or maybe best practices) for storing multi-modal routing graphs, eg. info for pedestrian, bike, public transport and car routing, etc. Every data provider seems to ...
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Looking for a World Airport Database

I'm looking for a database that contains all (most, many...as many as it can) world airports. I know of one such set available - http://www.world-airport-database.com/database.php - but the terms ...
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Looking for best practices for determining turn penalties

Shortest path routing will often return routes with a lot of turns (zigzag shape). If you want to get routes with fewer turns, you can use turn penalties to make turning more "expensive". What are ...
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Using OSM data, pgRouting, and dummy data to develop an origin/destination travel matrix

Further to my previous question I was wondering if it is possible to add dummy node data without to do routing analysis. ISSUE I have a polygon layer that represents zonal attributes I created a ...
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Literature on public transit network connectivity metrics

Are you aware of any literature or best practices for measuring the connectivity of a public transit network, taking both route geometry and the schedule into account? In other words, I'd like to ...
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Looking for free Mexican transportation datasets

I have been looking for data of Mexico. What I am looking for is the data of a Transportation in Mexico, specifically Chihuahua province. I have checked out on ArcGIS online and Google but came up ...
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How can I optimize pgrouting for speed?

I am using pgrouting on a postgis database created through osm2pgrouting. It performs very good on a limited dataset (3.5k ways, all shortest path A* searches < 20 ms). However since I have ...
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Vehicle travel data for the USA

I'm looking for vehicle travel data in the USA - at any spatial resolution smaller than the unit of a state, and ideally at a city level. I'm interested in daily, or weekly data and also any ...
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Database design: road topology in GIS

Is there a standard or a best practice way to store certain features about roads: Road directionality: One way streets: Roads going in one direction only Center Turning lanes: roads that exist ...