I am at a crossroads where I want to store more than a scenarios worth of project data from a Synchro study, but do not want to keep this data in a series of text files. The data output by Synchro is standardized to a tab delimeted text file. The raw text files are useless when organizing a GIS analysis or visualizing (map) the study area. They require much more then some simple manipulation.
I want to know if there exists a spatial data model for storing traffic volumes, layout, lanes, timing and phasing information that is included in the UTDF specification used by many traffic analysis software.
By storing data in a spatial database, I would be able to hold many time periods worth of data, visualize subsets of said data, and perform temporal analysis. However, most beneficial would be the ability to export a selection of data at any given intersection(s) into a UTDF that can be consumed by Synchro or any other traffic analysis software.
Traffic Analysis Software (e.g. Synchro) <--> UTDF
What I want to do:
Spatial Database <--UTDF--> Synchro
Essentially, the UTDF becomes the standard format in which data is transferred between the spatial database and traffic analysis software.
Spatial Database <--UTDF part already exist?