An open-source OSM conversion tool for seamless automatized generation of microscopic traffic simulation for PTV VISSIM.
The program realizes a seamless automatized generation of microscopic traffic simulation. Full code is available here.
The full documentation is available here in PDF form:
OpenStreetMap (OSM) is a free, editable map of the whole world being developed by volunteers and released under an open-content license. Due to this open-source nature of OSM, it is more and more important for software tools dealing with map data to have the capability of smooth importing. Software tools for modeling or simulating road traffic represent a group of programs for which proper maps are of crucial importance,i.e., traffic is simulated on a traffic network graph.
SUMO traffic simulator has an efficient tool to import OSM, called OSMWebWizard providing an easy solution to start with SUMO based on a selection of an OSM excerpt together with randomized traffic demand. Similarly to SUMO traffic simulator’s OSMWebWizard we developed an open-source conversion tool for PTV VISSIM microscopic simulation suite to help and support VISSIM users.
According to the above, the main aim of the developed OSM2VISSIM tool is to provide the capability of:
To help understand the process of the program a minimal example is presented. The OSM file named example can be found in the Working example folder under here. The coordinates of the example OSM map are 47.51576°, 19.05958° (a junction in Budapest, Hungary). See the demonstration video below.