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Quality Assessment of OpenStreetMap’s Points of Interest with Large-Scale Real Data

Klinkhardt, Christian ORCID iD icon 1; Kühnel, Fabian 2; Heilig, Michael 1; Lautenbach, Sven 3; Wörle, Tim ORCID iD icon 1; Vortisch, Peter 1; Kuhnimhof, Tobias 2
1 Institut für Verkehrswesen (IFV), Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
2 Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen (RWTH Aachen)
3 Universität Heidelberg (Universität Heidelberg)


OpenStreetMap (OSM) data are geographical data that are easy and open to access and therefore used for a large set of applications including travel demand modeling. However, often there is a limited awareness about the shortcomings of volunteered geographic information data, such as OSM. One important issue for the application in travel demand modeling is the completeness of OSM elements, particularly points of interest (POI), since it directly influences the predictions of trip distributions. This might cause unreliable model sensitivities and end up in wrong predictions leading to expensive misinterpretations of the effects of policy measures. Because of a lack of large-scale real-world data, a detailed assessment of the quality of POI from OSM has not been done yet. Therefore, in this work, we assess the quality of POI from OSM for use within travel demand models using surveyed real-world data from 49 areas in Germany. We perform a descriptive and a model-based analysis using spatial, demographic, and intrinsic indicators for two common trip purpose categories used in travel demand modeling. We show that the completeness of POI data in OSM depends on the category of POI. ... mehr

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000158824
Veröffentlicht am 19.05.2023
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Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Verkehrswesen (IFV)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsjahr 2023
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 0361-1981, 2169-4052
KITopen-ID: 1000158824
Erschienen in Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board
Verlag SAGE Publications
Vorab online veröffentlicht am 13.05.2023
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