Graph Integration Platform - GIP

Homogeneous traffic network graph for contemporary eGovernment

Requirement:

Many different transport networks are created and used depending on the application area. A cross-sector view of transport networks is not possible. However, since this is precisely what is required for smart and sustainable mobility, the areas of eGovernment, traffic management, traffic modelling, traffic technology and even intermodal routing are to be combined. Therefore, the public sector in Austria is looking for a solution that will allow the administration, exchange and integration of traffic data independent of formats, networks or localization languages.

Solution:

Together with the clients' representatives, we have created a model for a common, uniformly administrable database. The GIP - Graph Integration Platform - was launched, combining all existing traffic graphs into one digital, multimodal graph and thus enabling common data management and administration.

Homogeneous and complete database:
The GIP, for the first time, provides a network-based graph as spatial reference system for the common data basis. 


The advantages are obvious:

  • Nationwide data exchange
  • Inputs for GIS applications
  • Completeness, as all means of transport and transition points (garages, park+ride etc.) are taken into account
  • Easy data access (OGC compliant)


The GIP becomes the standard

In order to ensure Austria-wide consistency, the GIP data standard will be legally anchored in Austria and included in the "Guidelines and Regulations for the Road Sector".

  • Basis for electronic administrative processes in transport (eGovernment)
  • European pioneer in intermodal transport information systems

Key data:

Country: Austria

Period: 2006-2016

Ordering party: Vienna, Lower Austria, Burgenland, Styria, Upper Austria, Carinthia, Tyrol, Salzburg, ÖBB, ASFINAG, Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT)