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Challenges in Developing the Portal Transportation Data Archive

Portland State University FAB, Room 86-09
1900 SW Fourth Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97201, US (map)

Access Notes

Building is at 4th and College. Room 86-01 is in the basement, take the elevator or stairs down to basement and follow the signs.



The Portal Transportation Data Archive is a ~2TB PostgreSQL database that has been in existence since 2004. Kristin will demonstrate the current state of Portal. She will discuss the various technologies used to collect the data and the complexities of getting the data from the sensors to the database. She will also discuss her experiences working directly with local transportation agencies (ODOT, Metro, Trimet, Cities of Portland and Vancouver) to produce a web site that is useful in their day-to-day operations.

About the speaker:

Kristin Tufte is an assistant professor of Computer Science and Civil Engineering at Portland State University. Kristin is a recovering database geek.