Journal of Computer Science

DEVELOPMENT OF OBSTACLE AVOIDANCE TECHNIQUE IN WEB-BASED GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM FOR TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT USING OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE

Nik Mohd Ramli Nik Yusoff, Helmi Zulhaidi Mohd Shafri, Ratnasamy Muniandy and Islam Mohammad Wali

DOI : 10.3844/jcssp.2014.1259.1268

Journal of Computer Science

Volume 10, Issue 7

Pages 1259-1268

Abstract

The shortest path routing is one of the well-known network analysis techniques implemented in road management systems. Pg Routing as an extension of Postgre SQL/Post GIS database is an open source library that implements the Dijkstra shortest path algorithm. However, the functionality to avoid obstacles in that analysis is still limited. Therefore, this study was conducted to enable obstacle avoidance function in the existing pgRouting algorithm using OpenStreetMap road network. By implementing this function, it enhances the Dijkstra algorithm ability in network analysis. In this study a dynamic restriction feature is added at the program level to represent the obstacles on the road. With this modification the algorithm is now able to generate an alternative route by avoiding the existence of obstacles on the roads. By using OpenLayers and PHP a web-based GIS platform was developed to ease the system’s usability.

Copyright

© 2014 Nik Mohd Ramli Nik Yusoff, Helmi Zulhaidi Mohd Shafri, Ratnasamy Muniandy and Islam Mohammad Wali. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.