AERIAL MAPPING USED IN REGIONAL HIGHWAY PLANNING

AIR PHOTOGRAPHS AND MAPS WERE USED BY THE COOK COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT TO PLAN THE CONSTRUCTION OF AN EXPRESS HIGHWAY FROM THE CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT OF CHICAGO TO CONNECT WITH THE MAJOR HIGHWAYS AT THE NORTHWESTERLY CITY LIMITS. THE PHOTOGRAPHS WERE TAKEN FROM DIRECTLY ABOVE THE CENTER OF EACH QUARTER-SECTION OF LAND AND WHEN ASSEMBLED PROVED A MOSAIC OF THE WHOLE AREA. GENERALIZED LAND VALUE MAPS AND MAPS SHOWING ALL BUILDINGS, WITH THEIR CHARACTER AND USE WERE ALSO USED. FROM THESE PHOTOGRAPHS AND MAPS IT WAS EASY TO STUDY A NUMBER OF ALTERNATIVE ROUTES. SIMILAR PRACTICES HAVE BEEN FOLLOWED BY ALMOST EVERY HIGHWAY AGENCY WITHIN THE AREA. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 23, pp 555-557
  • Authors:
    • Kingery, R
  • Publication Date: 1944

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Twenty-Third Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board Held at Edgewater Beach Hotel, Chicago, Illinois November 27-30, 1943
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00202897
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 1 1971 12:00AM