Better, Stronger Faster; How Oblique Aerial Imagery Is Changing the Face of Transportation Planning

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)-produced document "The Use of Imagery in Transportation Planning: A Guidebook" states that: “Effective transportation planning requires current, accurate geospatial information about the transportation infrastructure, associated interrelationships between the land use and demographics, and the ways that the land uses and demographics interact with, and use the transportation infrastructure. The increasing need to gather this information across diverse functions, scales, and ownerships has resulted in wider and more efficient use of remote sensing, geographic information systems (GIS), and associated technologies.” Oblique Aerial Imagery is useful not only in the technical planning process from modeling to corridor analysis to small urban systems but also for assessing and analyzing environmental issues through change detection and for presentation graphics for public outreach, public involvement and decision making, where imagery can be used to convey information to the public in appealing, informative manners, not previously available to planners. Other uses include emerging planning issues such as safety and security, emergency preparedness and response, access, pedestrian safety, and infrastructure inventory to name a few. As the technology is only recently implemented for transportation applications, the paper shows a range of uses for oblique aerial imagery, and qualitative positive impact on extending staff time, resources, data accuracy and safety.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: CD-ROM
  • Features: Photos; References;
  • Pagination: 10p
  • Monograph Title: Tools of the Trade: 10th National Conference on Transportation Planning for Small and Medium-Sized Communities

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01044606
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Mar 23 2007 12:14PM