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FDOT Central Data Warehouse Enhancements

Contracting Agency: Florida Department of Transportation
Principal Investigator: Dr. Scott Washburn

The traffic management centers (TMC’s) in the metropolitan areas of Florida are operated by SunGuide, a combination of both software and hardware developed for the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). The SunGuide system creates a daily text file containing the basic data produced by each of its sensors at a specific time interval.  In a preceding FDOT-sponsored project (BD545-37, “Development of a Central Data Warehouse for Statewide ITS and Transportation Data Phase II: Proof of Concept”), the Statewide Transportation Engineering Warehouse for Archived Regional Data (STEWARD) was developed, which processes the raw data obtained from the TMC’s, organizes the processed data in an Oracle database system, creates a number of useful traffic information and traffic data diagnostic (based on traffic flow principles) reports, and provides web interface for data users to access and retrieve the traffic data and reports.

More specifically, the different processes that are performed under STEWARD in collecting, archiving, and analyzing the TMC data are: daily retrieval and assimilation of the raw data from the SunGuide centers to STEWARD, the conversion of the raw data into various formats, the generation of diagnostic reports for each day to assist the SunGuide system operators on the functionality of detectors, applying a quality assurance method to identify invalid data, and posting the processed data on STEWARD web site for general access.

The objective of this project is to enhance both the hardware and software aspects of the STEWARD system in order to improve system availability, data availability, and system performance.


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Last Updated 10/7/2013