CHARTING NEW TRANSPORTATION ENVIRONMENT

DEMANDS FOR TRANSPORTATION ARE MOVING INTO AREAS THAT NOT ONLY CALL FOR A CONSIDERABLE INCREASE IN CONVENTIONAL MAPPING AND SURVEYING CAPABILITIES, BUT POSE MANY UNCONVENTIOANL PROBLEMS AND TECHNOLOGY REQUIREMENTS. THESE ARE ILLUSTRATED BY EXAMPLES OF TRANSPORTATION VENTURES NOW ACTIVE OR UNDER STUDY. FOR EXAMPLE: UNUSUAL ENVIRONMENTS (ICEBREAKERS, CIVILIAN SUBMARINES), TECHNOLOGY (GRAVITY VACUUM TRAIN, NATIONAL AIR SPACE SYSTEM). AND REQUIREMENTS (AUTOMATIC VEHICLE LOCATION, DIAL-A-BUS). THE GROWING CONTRIBUTION OF COMPUTERASSISTED MAP PRODUCTION USING REGIONAL BANKS OF COMPUTER-COMPATIBLE GEOCODED SOCIO ECONOMIC, GEOGRAPHICAL, AND PHYSICAL DATA FOR ROUTE PLANNING AND PRODUCTION OF GRAPHICS IS EMPHASIZED. REMOTE SENSOR TECHNOLOGY, SUCH AS SIDE-LOOKING RADAR, INFRARED PHOTOGRAPHY, ARE SHOWN TO ADD ANOTHER DIMENSION OF CAPABILITY TO MAPPING LARGE AREAS QUICKLY, TO REVEALING FEATURES NOT OBVIOUS FROM ON-SITE EXAMINATION, AND TO OBTAINING DATA CHEAPLY. THEIR POSSIBLE APPLICATION TO OTHER AREAS SUCH AS URBAN TRANSPORTATION PLANNIING IS CONSIDERED. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 96, No SU2, PROC PAPER 7565, PP 265-286
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Civil Engineers

    345 East 47th Street
    New York, NY  United States  10017-2398
  • Authors:
    • Osborn, J A
  • Publication Date: 1970-9

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  • Accession Number: 00202868
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 10 1971 12:00AM