The Waze for Cities program provides Local Government Authorities and Transport departments access to real-time, anonymous incident and slow-down information direct from drivers. It is a free, two-way data exchange partnership, empowering the public sector with improved situational awareness, comminucation with drivers and assists with infrastructure planning.
ArcGIS Velocity allows you to ingest the Waze feed and use if for incident detection, response and pattern analysis workflows.
Some examples of how this feed could be used:
- Generate customer request for reported potholes, abandoned cars and illegal dumping.
- Weekly ‘Top 5’ traffic hotspot areas in your Local Government Area
- Road closure alerts – this feed from Waze was used during/after the 2019/20 bushfires
- Level crossing removal – how has the traffic changed before/during/after these projects
- Notifcations if crashes are reported near vital facilities
The workflow in the video may provide some ideas on how ArcGIS Velocity could be used for getting more out of the Waze feed, or from similar datasets such as pedestrian counters, bicycle counters, parking sensors, crash statistics and your work order system feeds.
ArcGIS Velocity enables you to consider a Lamda architecture to processing your data.