Volume 7, Issue 1, June 2020, Page: 39-43
Optimizing Transportation with Spatial Databases Using Google Maps in Ado-Ekiti
Israel Oluwaseun Taiwo, Department of Surveying and Geoinformatics, The Federal Polytechnic Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria
Taiwo Oluboyede, Department of Surveying and Geoinformatics, The Federal Polytechnic Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria
Received: Jul. 22, 2019;       Accepted: Dec. 26, 2019;       Published: Jan. 8, 2020
DOI: 10.11648/j.ajae.20190602.12      View  529      Downloads  153
Abstract
Transportation is the movement of man, goods and services from one place to another. A database is an organised collection of logically structured data, while spatial databases are enhanced databases capable of storing and querying data that represents objects defined in a geometric space. Databases offer transportation planning and management the capacity for operation planning – Best & Alternative Route Planning (BARP), Transport Intelligence, Fleet Management, Freight Payment and Billing, Carrier Sourcing and Visibility. Using Ado-Ekiti as a case study, this works discusses the role of databases for transportation planning and management, it identifies the need for spatially enabled transportation databases to facilitate commuting. Transportation, building transportation databases, database analysis and functionalities for transportation were discussed. The work further implements the use of Google maps as an open spatial database in determining best and alternative routes in Ado-Ekiti. Results obtained shows that readily available spatial databases will make transportation easier, smarter and more cost-effective. The work concludes and recommends the need for continued integration of accurate geospatial data with transportation management for effective transportation service delivery. It further advises the need to promote crowdsourcing, volunteered geographic information and open-source approaches to mapping the environment as veritable sources of data for spatial databases.
Keywords
Database, Spatial Database, Transportation
To cite this article
Israel Oluwaseun Taiwo, Taiwo Oluboyede, Optimizing Transportation with Spatial Databases Using Google Maps in Ado-Ekiti, American Journal of Aerospace Engineering. Vol. 7, No. 1, 2020, pp. 39-43. doi: 10.11648/j.ajae.20190602.12
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