REMOTE SENSING FOR TRANSPORT PLANNING AND HIGHWAY ENGINEERING IN DEVELOPMENTAL COUNTRIES

Rapid methods of terrain appraisal are becoming increasingly important in developing countries in helping transport planners and highway engineers to make early and effective decisions about the location and design of new roads. Recent developments in the collection and analysis of terrain data recorded by remote sensing systems have resulted in a new era in the application of surveillance techniques to the planning, design, construction and maintenance of highways in different overseas environments. This report discusses the advantages of using these new remote sensing methods for highway engineering surveys, and gives examples of recent applications of the techniques to projects in Botswanna, Ethiopia and Nepal. /Author/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper presented at the 4th Annual Conference of the Remote Sensing Society on Third World Applications of Remote Sensing held in Sheffield, England, 12-14 December 1977.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of Transportation

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Beaumont, T E
  • Publication Date: 1978

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: v.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00189462
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Supl Report 433
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 12 1979 12:00AM