Mobile LiDAR Standards for Transportation Agencies

Mobile LiDAR (light detection and ranging) technology has many promising benefits to transportation agencies as a tool for project planning, development, and construction. Several states, including Washington, Oregon, and California, have independently explored using mobile LiDAR on limited applications in order to understand the technology. Currently there are no standards available for states to use in evaluating this technology. This has the potential of creating duplication of effort as well as inconsistent methods in testing, evaluation, and applying the data produced. This research would provide guidance to DOT's program managers, project engineers, and other professional staff on how the technology could be utilized in a range of business practices. The objective of this research is to create data collection and storage standards as well as hardware and software evaluation standards for states to use in testing, evaluating, and applying mobile LiDAR technology. Having national standards will ensure that the states have guidelines to follow for evaluating this technology for specific applications, resulting in more consistent data for use in national research efforts.


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  • Status: Proposed
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 15-44

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590

    American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials

    444 North Capitol Street, NW, Suite 225
    Washington, DC    20001

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20001
  • Project Managers:

    Harrigan, Edward

  • Start Date: 20100615
  • Source Data: RiP Project 26498

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01463910
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Cooperative Highway Research Program
  • Contract Numbers: Project 15-44
  • Files: TRB, RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:32PM