An open source analysis toolbox for street network comparison: How OSM compres to the official Austrian reference graph

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This paper presents a novel open source toolbox for street network comparison based on the Sextante geoprocessing framework for the open source Geographic Information System Quantum GIS (QGIS). In the spirit of open science, the toolbox enables researchers worldwide to assess the quality of street networks such as OpenStreetMap (OSM) by calculating key performance indicators commonly used in street network comparison studies. Additionally, we suggest two new performance indicators for turn restriction and one-way street comparisons specifically aimed at testing street network quality for routing. We demonstrate the use of this toolbox by comparing OSM and the official Austrian reference graph "Graph Integration Platform" (GIP) in the greater Vienna region.
Period17 Sept 201321 Sept 2013
Event titleFOSS4G 2013
Event typeOther
Degree of RecognitionInternational

Research Field

  • Former Research Field - Mobility Systems