Benefits of Using Traffic Volumes Described on Examples in the OpenTransport Net Project Pilot Regions: the Case of Liberec
The Liberec Region in the Czech Republic will utilise the OTN project for routing rescuers during emergency situations such as flooding. At first, the road network should be extended by field and forest tracks. Then some sources of real time traffic data will be connected to the project database. Possible sources of real-time data include:
- weather and hydrological conditions at various hydrometerological stations throughout the country from the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute,
- actual data about the traffic conditions (ongoing road-works, traffic accidents, traffic jams etc.) from the Road and Motorway Directorate of Czech Republic,
- volunteered geographic information (VGI).
All these data need to be taken into account to provide rescuers with as precise routing as possible. The cost of delay in an emergency situation can be high. Read more.