Roadway Data Representation and Application Development

The Straight Line Diagram (SLD) is a roadway mapping and data presentation methodology that has been used by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) for more than 25 years. It is utilized by technicians and engineers to verify field Roadway Characteristics Inventory (RCI) data, for field survey preparation, and for other related applications. The basic structure of the current programs and methodologies used to produce SLDs has become somewhat dated, considering recent developments in Geographic Information System (GIS) technology, which provides flexibility and efficiency in presenting/mapping data, and the proliferation of various new alternatives, based on aerial photography or roadway Videolog applications, that are capable of producing customized products through optional parameters. This research project focuses on the development of a more contemporary, versatile, and user-friendly SLD application for the FDOT, based on output products that incorporate technological advances in GIS, automated mapping, data processing, and reporting.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Maps; Tables;
  • Pagination: 82p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01045432
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: PR608207
  • Contract Numbers: PR608207
  • Created Date: Mar 27 2007 5:17PM