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The Internet of Moving Things

By |August 14th, 2017|

DB4IoT was built from the ground up to tackle the enormous data challenges presented by the Internet of Moving Things. DB4IoT is a patented, highly-performant, time-series, geospatial database engine.

The Internet of Moving Things (IoMT) encompasses moving objects – cars, trucks, buses, trains, people, wearable devices, mobile phones and tablets etc. – that can be tracked and exchange and interact with bits of data via cellular or WiFi Internet connections. Moving objects play a pivotal role in modern life so it naturally follows that they would be connected to networks.

Network connectivity coupled with mobility is the foundation for IoMT data analysis that will drive the future of innovations in transportation, from more efficient public transit to autonomous vehicles […]

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Presentation to Portland TransPort

By |July 17th, 2017|

Moonshadow’s CEO, Eimar Boesjes, delivered a presentation last week to TransPort, a subcommittee of TPAC (the Portland, OR region’s Transportation Policy Alternatives Committee). TransPort is a regional forum for cooperative planning and deployment of new transportation system management and operations technologies.

Boesjes teamed up with A.J. O’Connor and Steve Callas from TriMet on a panel discussion about transit data in DB4IoT and the different ways to look at transit data to improve system operations. An example of the collaborative efforts between Moonshadow, TriMet and DKS Associates was discussed with those in attendance.

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Making Traffic Data Accessible

By |June 23rd, 2017|

Moonshadow Mobile has developed DB4IoT, a database engine purpose-built for the Internet of Moving Things (IoMT).

Last week, Moonshadow’s CEO, Eimar Boesjes, presented DB4IoT at NAAUM 2017, the North American Aimsun Users’ Meeting in Portland, Oregon.

Moving vehicles generate enormous amounts of data. IoMT data isn’t Big Data, it is Bigger Data. To look at moving vehicles at a resolution of less than one meter of movement you need 50 measurements per second. At this rate a single car generates 180,000 timestamped records per hour of driving. To look at traffic flows at the micro level you need to be able to visualize databases with hundreds of millions of records.DB4IoT can instantly visualize databases with tens of thousands of moving objects […]

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DB4IoT/RouteAnalyst
Creating Speed & Delay Maps from CAD/AVL Data

By |May 19th, 2017|

DB4IoT/RouteAnalyst is a breakthrough technology that gives transportation engineers and planners the ability to view hundreds of millions of movement points instantly and show exactly when and where traffic is slowing down bus movement and creating service delays.

Public transit agencies are tasked with moving as many passengers as possible from one place to another as quickly and predictably as possible. It is very important for transit agencies to understand how well they are performing this task and how they can improve travel times and predictability. With DB4IoT/RouteAnalyst transit agencies can look at each individual route over time and maps simultaneously to analyze how driving speeds, travel delays, passenger loads and headway change. This helps transit agencies identify bottlenecks and ways […]

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DKS Associates and Moonshadow Mobile Announce Partnership to Provide New Intelligent Transportation Solutions

By |January 6th, 2017|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 6, 2017

PORTLAND, Ore. – DKS Associates and Moonshadow Mobile announce a new partnership to collaborate on the development and deployment of cutting-edge solutions for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles and other data-intensive applications. The partnership will leverage DKS’s vast experience in providing transportation planning, engineering, and implementation services with Moonshadow’s groundbreaking time-series database engine technology.

Moonshadow’s “DB4IoT” is a patented database engine for the Internet of (Moving) Things. DB4IoT can track and display the GPS location, vehicle health, diagnostic, and other sensor data, from tens of thousands of moving objects simultaneously over interactive maps. This provides the ability to track, monitor, and analyze data collected from moving objects – cars, trucks, buses, trains, shipments, people, and more. With DB4IoT, […]

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A Week In The Life of The New York City MTA

By |October 20th, 2016|

 
Each week the buses and trains of the New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) make over 150,000 trips. We thought it would be fun to visualize all these trips in an “animated map application”.

The MTA animated map application shows the scheduled location of every bus and subway train at any time during the week over a map. You can zoom out to look at the entire MTA service area from Staten Island to the Bronx and Manhattan to Queens. When zoomed out you will see thousands of moving vehicles depending on the time of day. You can also zoom in on any part of the city to see the movement on a few bus or subway lines in detail. […]