Design and development of a GIS-based platform using open source components for monitoring, maintenance and management of road network: the case study of Cyprus
2021-09-30, 15:00–15:30, Academic

Geographical Information Systems (GIS) technologies, consist of an important tool for transportation, especially for applications related to route planning, maintenance, asset management and decision support. The integration of multiple functionalities within one environment, has cause organisations related to transportation to adopt GIS technologies within their workflow. Furthermore, the adoption of methodologies for monitoring transportation networks or optimisation of maintaining transport-related infrastructure, from a geographical perspective is crucial to deploy or utilize resources efficiently and cost-effective.

Under this perspective, the University of Cyprus, through the KIOS Research and Innovation Centre of Excellence (KIOS CoE), in cooperation with the Public Works Department (PWD) of the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works, is undertaking research activities on Intelligent Transport Systems. Specifically, an integrated GI-based platform called “GNOSIS” is developed to collect, store, analyse, manage and disseminate data regarding the Cypriot transport network. The user interface of the developed platform consists of three main components: Desktop application, Web Portal and a cross-platform Mobile application.
The purpose of this paper is to describe a GI-based system of PWD, where the design and implementation was built using open-source components. Furthermore, a brief description of both desktop and mobile application follows. The desktop application was developed to assist the PWD to increase their efficiency and achieve their goals related to the European Digital Strategy by using GIS technologies to take reliable and accurate decisions related to road network monitoring, maintenance and management. Moreover, the mobile application is targeting to assist field workers as it consists of a tool to manage assigned field work tasks, monitoring their progress as well as a tool to collect data from the filed related to the road network infrastructure.

Authors and Affiliations

Christou, Georgios (1) Georgiou, Andreas (1) Christodoulou, Eirini (1) Tziakouri, Maria (1) Christodoulou, Chrystalleni (1) Kasinopoulou, Stefani (1) Panayiotou, Christos (1) Savva, Aristotelis (2)

(1) University of Cyprus / KIOS Research and Innovation Center of Excellence, Cyprus
(2) Public Works Department Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works, Cyprus






2 - Basic. General basic knowledge is required.

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His research interests focus but not limited on object-oriented programming, the use of remote sensing and spatial statistics for monitoring, understanding and addressing environmental problems. He has been also involved in thematic cartography, spatial modeling, data management and development of decision support systems and tools.