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Bus Location History data; Paula Syrjärinne

Bus Location History data; Paula Syrjärinne

Apps4Pirkanmaa 2014 Workshop

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Open Data Tampere Region

October 07, 2014
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  1. Paula Syrjärinne
    October 2014
    BUS LOCATION HISTORY DATA

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  2. DATA CONTENT
    • Tampere public transportation bus locations from September 3 –
    October 6 2014 (Sunday September 7 is missing)
    • Stored in csv-files
    • 1 csv-file / day
    • ~500MB / day
    • Data is collected from SIRI JSON feed
    • Sampling frequency typically 1Hz, but sometimes slower,
    especially during peak traffic hours

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  3. DATA FIELDS
    Field name Example Unit
    line 1L
    timestamp 1412110786.
    006
    seconds
    direction 1
    dvjr 2240
    lat 61.47814 Decimal
    degrees
    lon 23.79548 Decimal
    degrees
    bearing 92 Integer
    degrees
    delay 44 Seconds
    origin Keskustori G
    destination Lintukalliontie
    vehicle TKL_028

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  4. ISSUES WORTH KNOWING
    • Missing journeys and parts of journeys
    • Location reporting before the journey started and after
    the journey ended
    • Location reporting during transfer drive
    • Observation lines with empty origin and destination
    fields

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  5. USEFUL DATA SOURCES
    • GTFS
    • Routes
    • Bus stop locations
    • Bus stop sequences
    • Schedules
    • Exceptional dates
    • Tampere transit map and online schedules
    • Other open data from the city of Tampere
    • Map data, e.g. OpenStreetMap

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  6. WHAT TO DO WITH BUS LOCATION HISTORY
    DATA?
    • Compute data-based schedules and bus stop locations
    • Analyse travel times
    • Evaluate bus schedule quality and route planner reliability
    • Analyse traffic fluency
    • Analyse driving speeds at different roads
    • Detect exceptional routes due to e.g. road constructions
    • Observe waiting times in traffic lights

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  7. CONTACT INFORMATION
    [email protected]
    • Also check out: http://trafficdata.sis.uta.fi/

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