THE ROLE OF AERIAL SURVEYS IN HIGHWAY ENGINEERING

HISTORICALLY, AERIAL SURVEYS AND HIGHWAYS WERE NOT JOINED ON AN EFFECTIVE AND MUTUALLY COMPLEMENTING AND AUGMENTING BASIS FOR ALMOST FIFTY YEARS AFTER THEIR SEPARATE AND DISTINCT MOTIVATIONS IN THE 1890'S ON A CONCERTED-EFFORT BASIS. THIS PAPER CONTAINS THE SALIENT HISTORICAL DATA REGARDING AERIAL SURVEYS AND HIGHWAYS IN RELATION TO EACH OTHER. PRINCIPLES AND PROCEDURES ARE PRESENTED IN SOME DETAIL BY STAGES OF HIGHWAY ENGINEERING TO SHOW HOW INTRICATELY, IN THE UNITED STATES, AERIAL SURVEYS AND HIGHWAY ENGINEERING ARE INTERWOVEN, AND TO POINT TO MANY OF THEIR JOINT RAMIFICATIONS. UNDOUBTEDLY THERE ARE OTHERS. MANY PRINCIPLES AND PROCEDURES ARE EMPLOYED IN OTHER COUNTRIES. THE ROLE OF AERIAL SURVEYS IN HIGHWAY ENGINEERING IS INTRINSICALLY A PART OF THE NATURE OF AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS, AND SURVEYS FOR, AND DESIGN OF, HIGHWAYS. DETAILED CHRONOLOGY OF THE APPLICATION OF AERIAL SURVEYS IN HIGHWAY ARE COMPREHENSIVELY GIVEN FOR THE PRELIMINARY ENGINEERING STAGES AND BRIEFLY FOR CONSTRUCTION AND SUBSEQUENT STAGES. USES OF ELECTRONIC COMPUTATIONS IN HIGHWAY ENGINEERING AND PROCUREMENT OF AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS AND PHOTOGRAMMETRICALLY COMPILED MAPS BY CONTRACT ARE PRESENTED. PRACTICES AND PROCEDURES VARY FROM USER TO USER, BUT THE IMPORTANCE TO, AND INFLUENCE ON, EACH OTHER -- AERIAL SURVEYS AND HIGHWAYS -- WILL CONTINUE TO GROW. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • 48 Pp, 3 FiG, 6 TAB, 16 PHOT
  • Corporate Authors:

    Bureau of Public Roads /US

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Pryor, W T
  • Publication Date: 1960

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  • Accession Number: 00202673
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1994 12:00AM