Road and traffic data collection by aerial photographic methods

This paper reports on a study of the application of aerial photography and photo interpretation to the collection of road inventory and traffic data. Following a preliminary study of Brisbane featuring a wide range of photo scales, a detailed study was made of Melbourne and results were obtained in terms of recommended procedures, work rates and costs. In general, the most suitable photographic scale for interpretation of inventory data was found to be 1:30,000 and for traffic data 1:50,000. However, scales from 1:12,000 to 1:80,000 may be better for certain applications requiring special data. For all cities of population greater than 40,000, details of the most suitable weather and light conditions occurring throughout Australia at various times of the year have been obtained. For the major Australian cities, approximate estimates of man hours for interpretation of both inventory and traffic data are provided, as well as total costs for both aerial photography and photo interpretation for all the major cities.


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Media Info

  • Pagination: 176-204
  • Monograph Title: Techniques for rural highway traffic prediction
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 6
    • Issue Number: 3

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01442096
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 909996121
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 11:59PM