Research Reports

Enhanced Capabilites of BullReporter and BullConverter

Principal Investigator:

Taek Mu Kwon

September 2017

Report no. MnDOT 2017-34

Projects: Enhanced capabilities of BullReporter and BullConverter

Bull-Converter/Reporter is a software stack for Weigh-In-Motion (WIM) data analysis and reporting tools developed by the University of Minnesota Duluth for the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) to resolve problems associated with deployment of multi-vendor WIM systems in a statewide network. These data tools have been used by the MnDOT Office of Transportation System Management (OTSM) since their initial delivery in 2009. The objective of this project was to expand the current conversion capabilities of BullConverter to include more raw data formats from different companies and the current BullReporter functions to include new analysis and reporting capabilities. Data analysis needs change over time, and the members of the OTSM WIM section identified several new functions that would increase efficiency and improve quality of WIM data. This report describes the new reporting and conversion functions implemented in this project.

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