Visualizing Statewide Trips: Tools to Leverage GPS Data in Transportation Planning


Using Small Starts funding from the National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC), the University of Utah has produced a suite of visual analysis tools for state DOTs and other agencies. The research team, led by Dr. Nikola Markovic, utilizes GPS trajectory data to model and analyze mobility trends through interactive online animations. To demonstrate the tool's value to interested agencies, the team purchased one month of Utah trajectory data to run their software on; sample graphics of their results are included in this article.

Note: On April 7, 2020 Markovic and his colleague Mark Franz will show the value of GPS trajectory data in understanding statewide travel patterns and measuring performance in a NITC webinar Visual Exploration of Trajectory Data.

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Year published: 2020

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