Journal article

Robust inferences of travel paths from GPS trajectories

Hengfeng Li, Lars Kulik, Kotagiri Ramamohanarao

International Journal of Geographical Information Science | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2015

Abstract

Monitoring and predicting traffic conditions are of utmost importance in reacting to emergency events in time and for computing the real-time shortest travel-time path. Mobile sensors, such as GPS devices and smartphones, are useful for monitoring urban traffic due to their large coverage area and ease of deployment. Many researchers have employed such sensed data to model and predict traffic conditions. To do so, we first have to address the problem of associating GPS trajectories with the road network in a robust manner. Existing methods rely on point-by-point matching to map individual GPS points to a road segment. However, GPS data is imprecise due to noise in GPS signals. GPS coordinate..

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