Development and Application of a GIS-Based FTIMS

by Kuo-Ping Hwang, Ph.D., Natl Cheng-Kung Univ, Tainan, Taiwan,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Pacific Rim TransTech Conference—Volume II: International Ties, Management Systems, Propulsion Technology, Strategic Highway Research Program


This paper presents the development of a GIS-based freeway traffic information management system (FTIMS) for the Sun Yat-Sen National Freeway of Taiwan. A two-stage analytical hierarchy process (AHP) was employed to investigate freeway management information needs to rank the priority order for system modules development and it was concluded that traffic volume is the most needed information. To develop the system, the GENAMAP GIS software was employed and three modules, 1. cartographic maps, 2. attributes database, and 3. application models, were included in the current prototype.

Subject Headings: Geographic information systems | Information management | Information systems | Systems management | Traffic models | Traffic management | Highways and roads | Construction management | Taiwan | Asia

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