MAPPING THE NORTHEAST RAILROAD CORRIDOR

The mapping of a three to eight hundred foot band along the railroad corridor between Washington, D. C. and Boston, Massachusetts -- 456 miles -- was a unique project accomplished in a nearly impossible time frame -- nine months. It was required for the engineering studies, track realignment and design related to the improvement of rail passenger service along the Northeast Corridor. The contract comprised the establishment of some 1000 to 1200 second order monuments along the 456 mile right-of-way and production of nearly 2400 final design maps showing one foot contours at 1 in. = 40 ft. scale. Overall delivery time of eight months placed the project beyond the capacity of any single survey company; a consortium of land and aerial survey firms was needed to supply the 300 to 400 technical personnel needed at the peak. This study addresses itself to the problems and solutions which enabled the successful completion of this challenging survey and mapping project.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Annual Meeting Proceedings of the American Society of Photogrammetry 45th, Technical Papers, Washington, D.C., March 18-24, 1979.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Photogrammetry

    105 North Virginia Avenue
    Falls Church, VA  USA  22046
  • Authors:
    • Maddox Jr, S R
    • Sandbeck, R F
  • Publication Date: 1979

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  • Accession Number: 00316356
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1980 12:00AM