Development of Tools to Integrate GPS, GIS, Cartegraph Data Conversion and Asset Data for All Traffic Infrastructure Management System (Development of Tools for Data Creation, Maintenance, and Conversion for Traffic Management)

The rapid growth in the population of Clark County, Nevada during the last two decades has had a direct impact on the travel demand and transportation system performance. The growth and its associated infrastructure maintenance costs in the county, have led Clark County Department of Public Works (CCDPW) to look for innovative solutions and strategies to better maintain, manage, and allocate its resources. The success of these strategies will have significant impacts on the business and economy of the region. Access to data is vital in the design of these strategies. In public works, such data relate to the traffic, construction, and development services. Traffic related data includes crosswalks, speed limits, streetlight poles, school flashers, signalized intersection data, street signs, truck routes, etc. Other data of interest include work order information, traffic volumes, proximate population, demographic characteristics, land use characteristics, etc. Data collection, storage and retrieval plays a key role in the operation and management of systems developed to support resource allocation. The accuracy and timeliness of the data are critical for managing resource allocation support systems. Here the term management includes planning, design, construction, operations, maintenance, and rehabilitation of the system. Agencies such as CCDPW that have jurisdictional responsibilities over regional transportation systems/networks are required to account for their infrastructure and develop a maintenance management system. The practice has been to use the "traditional" paper based mechanisms for this purpose. However, there has been a move to adapt computerized tools and systems such as Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Geographical Positioning Systems (GPS) for transportation infrastructure management. Advancements in technology have led to new ways of collecting, analyzing, managing and disseminating data. GPS is one such technology used to collect data based on the geographic location of a point of interest. GIS is commonly used software to manage and analyze spatial data, and to disseminate such information. Adoption and incorporation of such technologies can help improve the effectiveness of CCDPW's activities related to data collection, storage and display. CCDPW-Traffic division receives data related to traffic studies for various locations in the county. The data received are typically in hardcopy/paper format. Hence, it is tedious and labor intensive and time consuming to analyze such information either on a location specific or on a regional basis. Converting such data into digital format provides the user better access to the information for further analysis. Also, the possibilities of using such digitized traffic volume data as inputs for traffic simulation software would be valuable.


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  • Status: Completed
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    University Transportation Centers Program
    1200 New Jersey Avenue
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Clark County Department of Public Works

    Clark County Government Center
    500 S Grand Central Pkwy
    Las Vegas, Nevada  United States  89155-1111
  • Performing Organizations:

    Transportation Research Center

    University of Nevada, Las Vegas
    4505 Maryland Parkway, MS 4007
    Las Vegas, NV  United States  89154
  • Principal Investigators:

    Dangeti, Mukund

  • Start Date: 20081201
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20091231
  • Source Data: RiP Project 28309

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01467991
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Center
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT06-G-0034
  • Files: UTC, RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 3:43PM