Visualising top-k alternative routes

Lingxiao Li, Muhammad Aamir Cheema, David Taniar, Maria Indrawan-Santiago

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    Alternatives to the shortest path are a standard feature of modern navigation services where more than one suitable paths between source and destination are presented to the users so that they can use a path of their choice for navigation. Although there exist several approaches to compute top-k alternative paths, these techniques define suitable paths differently, hence, the top-k alternative routes generated by these techniques may be different. Unfortunately, there is no work that quantifies or experimentally compares the quality of the alternative routes generated by these techniques. This demonstration visualises the top-k alternative routes generated by two state-of-the-art techniques as well as the routes provided by Google Maps. The visualisation makes it easy for the users of the demonstration to compare the quality of the routes generated by each technique. The source code of the demonstration is also made publicly available which makes it easy to incorporate results by other techniques and mapping services and thus compare routes provided by these.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationDatabases Theory and Applications
    Subtitle of host publication29th Australasian Database Conference, ADC 2018, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia, May 24-27, 2018, Proceedings
    EditorsJunhu Wang, Gao Cong, Jinjun Chen, Jianzhong Qi
    Place of PublicationCham Switzerland
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Electronic)9783319920139
    ISBN (Print)9783319920122
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
    EventAustralasian Database Conference 2018 - Griffith University, Gold Coast, Australia
    Duration: 24 May 201827 May 2018
    Conference number: 29th (Proceedings)

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
    ISSN (Print)0302-9743
    ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


    ConferenceAustralasian Database Conference 2018
    Abbreviated titleADC 2018
    CityGold Coast
    Internet address


    • Alternative paths
    • Route planning
    • Shortest paths

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