Title: Animated cartography and reasoning to simulate car traffic

Authors: David Sol, Matthias Schmidt, Claudia Zepeda

Addresses: Tecnologico de Monterrey, Campus Puebla, Via Atlixcayotl 2301, Cholula, Mexico. ' Fraunhofer FIRST, Kekulestrasse 7, Berlin 12489, Germany. ' Universidad Politecnica de Puebla, Tercer Carril del Ejido Serrano, San Mateo Cuanala, Juan C. Bonilla, Puebla, 72640 Mexico

Abstract: Our work describes a model and an application to present the car traffic simulation on the Popocatepetl Volcano zone. Since 1994, Risk Management Office in Mexico has declared around 30 km from the Popocatepetl Volcano crater a danger zone. This office defined several roads to evacuate the people when a Volcano event can be presented. Our application takes data from Geography Markup Language (GML) format describing the simulation car traffic. The system which constructs the simulation was developed for the Fraunhofer FIRST team in Berlin, Germany. The data are translated to Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) format to be visualised in a browser and to produce in an animated cartography environment the car traffic simulation on the Popocatepetl Volcano area. A new approach based on Answer Set Programming (ASP) is introduced as a proposal to work with incomplete and uncertain data.

Keywords: traffic simulation; Popocatepetl volcano; traffic virtual scenes; cartography animation; answer set programming; ASP; Mexico; virtual reality; modelling; visualisation; incomplete data; uncertainty; evacuation; risk management; emergency management.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPD.2007.013431

International Journal of Product Development, 2007 Vol.4 No.6, pp.547 - 569

Published online: 28 Apr 2007 *

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