NORTH DAKOTA'S USE OF AERIAL INVENTORY FOR COUNTY GENERAL HIGHWAY MAPS

ONE OF THE PRINCIPAL ACTIVITIES OF THE STATEWIDE HIGHWAY PLANNING SURVEY SINCE ITS BEGINNING IN THE MIDDLE THIRTIES HAS BEEN INVENTORY AND MAPPING. PROBABLY THE PRINCIPAL USE OF INVENTORY DATA HAS BEEN FOR THE PREPARATION OF COUNTY GENERAL HIGHWAY MAPS. NORTH DAKOTA PREPARES THESE MAPS IN THREE COLORS. A NUMBER OF METHODS FOR COLLECTING THE INVENTORY DATA HAVE BEEN DEVELOPED BY THE SEVERAL STATES. THE NORTH DAKOTA HIGHWAY PLANNING SURVEY HAS INSTITUTED AN AERIAL METHOD OF COLLECTING A VAST MAJORITY OF THE FIELD DATA. TO THE BEST OF KNOWLEDGE, NORTH DAKOTA WAS THE FIRST STATE TO EMPLOY THE AERIAL INVENTORY METHOD. IT HAS BEEN IN OPERATION FOR THE PAST THREE YEARS AND HAS PRODUCED BETTER INVENTORY DATA AT LESS COST AND IN LESS TIME THAN THE CONVENTIONAL GROUND INVENTORY METHODS. DURING THE PAST THREE YEARS ALL 53 COUNTIES IN THE STATE HAVE BEEN INVENTORIED. THESE 53 COUNTIES COVER 70, 183 SQUARE MILES AND INCLUDE ABOUT 115,000 MILES OF ROADS AND STREETS. THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS ARE DISCUSSED: (1) THE AERIAL INVENTORY METHOD DEVELOPED AND USED IN NORTH DAKOTA AND THE SUPPORTING GROUND CREW ACTIVITIES, (2) THE EQUIPMENT AND PERSONNEL EMPLOYED FOR THE OPERATION, (3) COMPARATIVE COST DATA, AND (4) PROPOSED FUTURE USES OF THE AERIAL METHOD. /AUTHOR/

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Photogrammetry: developments and applications, 1959
  • Serial:

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  • Accession Number: 00202710
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 9 1994 12:00AM