||Modern Traffic Management without digital road maps is not possible. Digital maps are needed for collective and for individual traffic management. Geographic information is essential for problem location, route finding and graphic output of traffic information. Basic research on digital maps has been carried out in DRIVE I (V1010, V1021). The result is the proposed draft standard GDF (= Geographic Data File) for acquisition, modelling and exchange of geographic data. GDF is the only specification which exists for above listed purposes. Furthermore in depth knowledge about data collection and validation has been achieved. After the specifications have been elaborated it is now important to provide tools which enable implementation of digital road maps to data bases, to import and export them from and to GIS (Geographic Information Systems) and to make them available for newly developed services for traffic management.
Tele Atlas International B.V., Netherlands
Allegemeiner Deutscher Automobil Club EV, Germany
Daimler-Benz AG, Germany
Motorola GMBH, Germany
Phillips Car Stereo International, Germany
Intergraph Manufacturing BV, Netherlands