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Historic traffic flow data RRS feed

  • Question

  • Is it possible to extract historic traffic flow data from Azure maps?  Specifically, we are looking for daily or hourly traffic flow (vehicle per hour / per day) for past dates?

    Regards

    Stephan

    Tuesday, January 14, 2020 12:17 PM

Answers

  • Hi Stephan,

    Azure Maps with the Traffic Service would not provide you historical data. It provides real-time information via the TomTom traffic information overlay. 

    The Azure Maps Traffic Service provides our customers with the ability to overlay and query traffic flow and incident information. In partnership with TomTom, Azure Maps will have access to a best in class traffic product with coverage in 55 regions around the world. The Traffic Service provides the ability to natively overlay traffic information atop of the Azure Map Control for a quick and easy means of viewing traffic issues. Additionally, customers have access to traffic incident information, real time issues happening on the road and collected through probe information on the roads. The traffic incident information provides additional detail such as the type of incident and the exact location. The Traffic Service will also provide our customers with details of incidents and flow such as the distance and time from one’s current position to the “back of the line,” and once a user is in the traffic congestion the distance and time until they’re out of it.

    I am unaware of a service available that would provide you this data but will inquire internally.

    Regards,

    Mike

    Tuesday, January 14, 2020 11:32 PM
    Moderator
  • This is a feature being considered. Please add a feature request here: https://feedback.azure.com/forums/909172-azure-maps so that you and others can help prioritize of this feature.
    Wednesday, January 15, 2020 2:42 PM

All replies

  • Hi Stephan,

    Azure Maps with the Traffic Service would not provide you historical data. It provides real-time information via the TomTom traffic information overlay. 

    The Azure Maps Traffic Service provides our customers with the ability to overlay and query traffic flow and incident information. In partnership with TomTom, Azure Maps will have access to a best in class traffic product with coverage in 55 regions around the world. The Traffic Service provides the ability to natively overlay traffic information atop of the Azure Map Control for a quick and easy means of viewing traffic issues. Additionally, customers have access to traffic incident information, real time issues happening on the road and collected through probe information on the roads. The traffic incident information provides additional detail such as the type of incident and the exact location. The Traffic Service will also provide our customers with details of incidents and flow such as the distance and time from one’s current position to the “back of the line,” and once a user is in the traffic congestion the distance and time until they’re out of it.

    I am unaware of a service available that would provide you this data but will inquire internally.

    Regards,

    Mike

    Tuesday, January 14, 2020 11:32 PM
    Moderator
  • This is a feature being considered. Please add a feature request here: https://feedback.azure.com/forums/909172-azure-maps so that you and others can help prioritize of this feature.
    Wednesday, January 15, 2020 2:42 PM
  • Thanks Mike,

    Does the real time information provided by Tom-Tom refer to the current travel speed / travel time on the road? Is it not possible to get the actual number of vehicles, or estimated at least, from AZURE maps?

    Regards, Stephan


    Stephan Krygsman

    Thursday, January 16, 2020 8:05 AM
  • Traffic data is a metric relative to the posted speed limit. Car counts are not exposed. Note that car counts are only one type of data used in creating traffic data. 
    Thursday, January 16, 2020 4:10 PM