PRACTICALITY OF AERIAL TRAFFIC DATA COLLECTION
In traffic engineering evaluation and analysis aerial data collection is most useful for level of service studies, density lane occupancy studies, speed-volume-classification studies, parking studies plus special studies of lane changing, weaving, acceleration patterns, time and distance headways, etc. It is particularly useful where a large number of locations must be studied during the same time period, greatly reducing the number of men and amount of equipment required. Smaller aerial data collection surveys may also be justified when the photographs can be used to determine necessary physical dimensions, the study area is relatively inaccessible, or to aid in determining causes for erratic behavior. The photographs are very effective in reports and presentations. Two semi-automatic data reduction techniques have been developed and used successfully.
Institute of Traffic Engineers2029 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
- Publication Date: 1975
- TRT Terms: Aerial surveying; Data collection; Headways; Lane occupancy; Level of service; Traffic engineering
- Old TRIS Terms: Aerial surveys
- Subject Areas: Highways; Operations and Traffic Management;
- Accession Number: 00125774
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: Info. Rpt.
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Dec 16 1975 12:00AM