Synthesis of Information Related to Highway Practices. Topic 55-02. Practices for Collecting, Managing, and Using Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) Data

While collection and use of LiDAR data has become widespread, state departments of transportation (DOTs) often have questions on ways to improve their own processes, especially as advances in data governance practices, analysis methods and tools, technologies related to all aspects of state DOT activities, and other areas expand the potential benefits and challenges with using LiDAR data. NCHRP Report 748, Guidelines for the Use of Mobile LiDAR in Transportation Applications, assisted with developing comprehensive LiDAR programs. Since its publication in 2013, LiDAR technology has improved and state DOTs’ experiences with LiDAR have grown, and documentation of existing practices, business use, and needs would benefit state DOTs’ efforts. The objective of this synthesis is to document state DOTs’ practices related to technical, administrative, policy, and other aspects of collecting, managing, and using LiDAR data to support state DOTs’ current and future practices.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $55000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-05, Topic 55-02

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Nasri, Arefeh

  • Performing Organizations:

    ,   Germany 

    Oregon State University, Corvallis

    Corvallis, OR  United States  97331
  • Principal Investigators:

    Olsen, Michael

  • Start Date: 20230427
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01884619
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-05, Topic 55-02
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: Jun 5 2023 4:55PM