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Quality Control Procedures for Archived Operations Traffic Data: Synthesis of Practice and Recommendations

Bibliography

The following list includes papers, reports and articles that are relevant to data quality control procedures. Many of these resources have been cited in this report and are included in footnotes. The remaining resources were identified in a literature review but were not directly cited in this report.

Traffic Data Validity Rules

Achillides, C.D. and D.M. Bullock. Performance Metrics for Freeway Sensors, Final Report. Publication FHWA/IN/JTRP-2004/37, Federal Highway Administration, December 2004. Available at http://rebar.ecn.purdue.edu/JTRP_Completed_Project_Documents/SPR_2713/FinalReport/spr_2713_final/InsideCover.pdf (.pdf). Accessed June 21, 2006.

Al-Deek, Haitham. The Central Florida Data Warehouse (CFDW), Phase -2-The Central ITS Office Funding. Final Report, June 2004.

Ametha, J., S. Turner, and S. Darbha. Formulation of a New Methodology to Identify Erroneous Paired Loop Detectors. IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Proceedings, 2001, pp. 591-596.

Chen, C., Kwon, J., Rice, J., Skabardonis, A., and Varaiya, P. Detecting Errors and Imputing Missing Data for Single-Loop Surveillance Systems. In Transportation Research Record 1855, Transportation Research Board, 2003, pp. 160-167.

Chen, L. and A.D. May. Traffic Detector Errors and Diagnostics. In Transportation Research Record 1132, Transportation Research Board, 1987, pp. 82-93.

Cleghorn, D., F. Hall, and D. Garbuion. Improved Data Screening Techniques for Freeway Traffic Management Systems, In Transportation Research Record 1320, Transportation Research Board, 1991, pp. 17-23.

Coifman, B. Using Dual Loop Speed Traps to Identify Detector Errors. In Transportation Research Record 1683, Transportation Research Board, 1999, pp. 47-58.

Coifman, B. and S. Dhoorjaty. Event Data-Based Traffic Detector Validation Tests. In Journal of Transportation Engineering, May/June 2004, pp.313-321.

Dailey, D.J. Improved Error Detection for Inductive Loop Sensors. Publication WA-RD 300.1, Washington State Department of Transportation, May 1993.

Flinner, M and H. Horsey. Traffic Data Editing Procedures: Traffic Data Quality "TDQ". Final Report, Transportation Pooled Fund Study SPR-2 (182), Federal Highway Administration, Washington, D.C., no date.

Hu, P., R. Goeltz, and R. Schmoyer. Proof of Concept of ITS as an Alternative Data Resource: A Demonstration Project of Florida and New York Data, Publication ORNL/TM-2001.247, Federal Highway Administration, September 2001. Available at http://www-cta.ornl.gov/cta/Publications/Reports/ORNL_TM_2001_247.pdf (.pdf). Accessed July 21, 2006.

Ishak, S. Fuzzy-Clustering Approach to Quantify Uncertainties of Freeway Detector Observations. In Transportation Research Record 1856, Transportation Research Board, 2003, pp. 6-15.

Ishimaru, J. M. CDR User's Guide, Washington State Transportation Center (TRAC), University of Washington, Seattle, WA, March 1998.

Jacobson, L.N., N.L. Nihan, and J.D. Bender. Detecting Erroneous Loop Detector Data in a Freeway Traffic Management System. In Transportation Research Record 1287, Transportation Research Board, 1990, pp. 151-166.

Kwon, J., C. Chen, and P. Varaiya. Statistical Methods for Detecting Spatial Configuration Errors in Traffic Surveillance Sensors. In Transportation Research Record 1870, Transportation Research Board, 2004, pp. 124-132.

Lang, L. and B. Coifman. Identifying Lane-Mapping Errors at Freeway Detector Stations. In Transportation Research Record 1945, Transportation Research Board, 2006, pp. 89-99.

Nihan, N. Aid to Determining Freeway Metering Rates and Detecting Loop Errors. In Journal of Transportation Engineering, November/December 1997, pp. 454-458.

Nihan, N., L.N. Jacobson, J.D. Bender, and G. Davis. Detector Data Validity, Publication WA-RD 208.1, Washington State Department of Transportation, March 1990.

Schmoyer, R., P.S. Hu, and R.T. Goeltz. Statistical Data Filtering and Aggregation to Hour Totals of Intelligent Transportation System 30-s and 5-min Vehicle Counts. In Transportation Research Record 1769, Transportation Research Board, 2001, pp. 79-86.

Turner, S. Guidelines for Developing ITS Data Archiving Systems. Report 2127-3. Texas Department of Transportation, September 2001. Available at http://tti.tamu.edu/documents/2127-3.pdf (.pdf). Accessed July 21, 2006.

Turner, S., L. Albert, B. Gajewski, and W. Eisele. Archived Intelligent Transportation System Data Quality: Preliminary Analyses of San Antonio TransGuide Data. In Transportation Research Record 1719, Transportation Research Board, 2000, pp. 77-84.

Turner, S., R. Margiotta, and T. Lomax. Monitoring Urban Freeways in 2003: Current Conditions and Trends from Archived Operations Data. Publication FHWA-HOP-05-018, Federal Highway Administration, December 2004. Available at http://tti.tamu.edu/documents/FHWA-HOP-05-018.pdf. Accessed July 21, 2006.

Turochy, R.E. and B.L. Smith. A New Procedure for Detector Data Screening in Traffic Management Systems. In Transportation Research Record 1727, Transportation Research Board, 2000, pp. 127-131.

Vanajakshi, L. and L.R. Rilett. Loop Detector Data Diagnostics Based on Conservation-of-Vehicles Principle. In Transportation Research Record 1870, Transportation Research Board, 2004, pp. 162-169.

Wall, Z.R. and D.J. Daily. Algorithm for Detecting and Correcting Erros in Archived Traffic Data. In Transportation Research Record 1855, Transportation Research Board, 2003, pp. 183-190.

Weijermars, W.A.M. and E.C. van Berkum. Detection of Invalid Loop Detector Data in Urban Areas. In Transportation Research Record 1945, Transportation Research Board, 2006, pp. 82-88.

General Data Quality Principles

Average Daily Traffic Volumes on Interstate, Arterial, and Primary Routes. Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Transportation, 2001.

Buchheit, R.B. Vacuum: Automated Procedures for Assessing and Cleansing Civil Infrastructure Data. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, May 2002.

Gibson, D., M.K. Mills, and D. Rekenthaler, Jr. Staying in the Loop: The Search for Improved Reliability of Traffic Sensing Systems Through Smart Test Instruments. In Public Roads, September/October 1998, pp. 47-51.

Guide to Good Statistical Practice in the Transportation Field. BTS, May 2003.

Raz, O. Helping Everyday Users Find Anomalies in Data Feeds. School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, May 2004.

Traffic Data Quality Measurement, Final Report. Federal Highway Administration, Washington, D.C., Sept. 2004. Available at http://www.itsdocs.fhwa.dot.gov/JPODOCS/REPTS_TE/14058.htm. Accessed June 21, 2006.

Turner, S. Defining and Measuring Traffic Data Quality: White Paper on Recommended Approaches. In Transportation Research Record 1870, Transportation Research Board, 2004, pp. 62-69.

Accuracy Evaluation

VDS Quality Assurance Plan, Task 4.12. Publication GDOT Project: NH-7713-00(010), Georgia Department of Transportation, Atlanta, GA, April 2005.

Coifman, B. Vehicle Level Evaluation of Loop Detectors and the Remote Traffic Microwave Sensor. In Journal of Transportation Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston, VA, pp. 213-226.

Gillmann, R. Accuracy Assessment of Traffic Monitoring Devices Vehicle by Vehicle. In Transportation Research Record 1945, Transportation Research Board, 2006, pp. 56-60.

Houldsworth, J.M. and D.G. Candey, Jr. Evaluating Video Performance. ITS International, Nov./Dec. 2004.

Smith, B.L., Venkatanarayana, R. and Smith, C.D. ITS Data Quality: Assessment Procedure for Freeway Point Detectors, Final Contract Report. Publication VTRC 04-CR10, Virginia Transportation Research Council, Dec. 2003.

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