AUTOMATED COLLECTION OF SIGN INVENTORY INFORMATION BY INTEGRATING GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM (GPS) WITH VIDEOLOGGING DATA COLLECTION ACTIVITIES

Advances in communication, navigation and imaging technologies are expected to fundamentally change methods currently used to collect data. Electronic data interchange strategies will also minimize data handling and automatically update files at the point of capture. This report summarizes the outcome of using a multi-camera platform as a method to collect roadway inventory data. It defines basic system requirements as expressed by users who applied these techniques and examines how the application of the technology met those needs. A sign inventory case study was used to determine the advantages of creating and maintaining the database. The project determined that at least 75% of the data elements needed for a sign inventory can be gathered by viewing a high resolution image.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Iowa Department of Transportation

    Office of Planning Services, 800 Lincoln Way
    Ames, IA  United States  50010

    Federal Highway Administration

    Demonstration Projects Division, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Whited, J
    • Kadolph, S
  • Publication Date: 1995-1

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 76 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00720177
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Demonstration Project 85
  • Contract Numbers: DTFH71-92-DP85-IA-35
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 15 1996 12:00AM