The SCOOT data feed provides details on SCOOT links, such as location, configuration and dynamic updates. The SCOOT data is split across 2 feeds.
SCOOT is a method of controlling traffic signals in the inner-urban area and stands for Split Cycle Offset Optimisation Technique. SCOOT is a the system that balances the levels of congestion amongst links approaching traffic junctions (nodes) within a connected region. In order for SCOOT to function, the Urban Traffic Control system gathers data from each set of traffic signals including all approaching links.
For more details on how SCOOT works please visit www.scoot-utc.com
The static SCOOT data provides information on all Traffic Signal Nodes configured on the UTMC system. The data for static feed includes:
- The System Code Number or unique ID or the Node Link
- A Short Description – Short Name
- A Long Description – Full Name
- Geo-reference of the link wwith Start & End Points in Easting/Northing & Latitude/Longitude
- Last Updated information of the Node Link on the UTMC system
The dynamic SCOOT data provides live information on all SCOOT Nodes configured on the UTMC system. The data for dynamic feed includes:
- The System Code Number or unique ID.
- The Congestion Percentage on link. Explanation of how this is calculated please find here.
- Current Flow in Passenger Car Units (PCUs). Explanation of how this is calculated please find here.
- Average Speed in kph. This defaults to 50kph in free flow conditions.
- Link Status – 0 = Normal, 1 = Suspect.
- Link Travel Time in seconds.
We currently only have live SCOOT data for the following regions:
- Region 05 & 051 – Metrocentre (Link Map & GIS Shapefile)
- Region 10 – A189 St James’ Boulevard (GIS Shapefile)
- Region 51 – A1231 Queen Alexandra Bridge Circulatory (GIS Shapefile)
For information regarding the node links please view the PDF here.
Our SCOOT system is constantly evolving. We plan to migrate more SCOOT Regions in Gateshead, Newcastle and Sunderland on to this system in due course.
Full information on the content of these feeds can be found in the API document located here.
If you would like us to consider your application or service to be featured on this page please comment below.