How can cycling information about the infrastructure be managed?
The information on where cycling routes and other elements of the accompanying transport infrastructure are located and how they are organised is often very scattered, heterogeneous and often only available as PDF files and not as geodata, if at all. For comprehensive planning of cycling infrastructure, however, a consolidated view of this information is necessary for all parts of the administration. This includes those that have nothing to do with cycling. This consolidated view of the data is also often lacking when it comes to coordination between different administrations, such as different public authorities or neighbouring municipalities.
As part of the RadVIS project, we have set ourselves the challenge of bringing together and standardising the various geodata sources. By using map matching and routing algorithms as well as clever heuristics, we have succeeded in automatically mapping the extensive geodata on cycle traffic from Baden-Württemberg to each other. In addition, with the specifications for attributes and attribute groups, a technical framework was defined in order to be able to raise the data sets of the municipalities, administrative districts and the state to the same high level.
In our presentation, we want to report on the challenges we faced, the insights we gained and the dead ends we ran into.