Using Social Networks and Commercial Remote Sensing to Assess Impacts of Natural Events on Transportation Infrastructure

This project develops a new capability to use social networks for cueing commercial remote sensing of transportation infrastructure conditions, in response to natural events. To meet these challenges, this project will develop and deliver a capability to access real-time social networks and then convert information into interoperable geospatial services. These services can be used to 'scan' for geosocial inputs to natural event impacts on transportation infrastructure, and improve the speed and accuracy of commercial imagery satellite collection of transportation infrastructure impacts. Once cueing data is available, commercial high-resolution imaging satellites will use the information to task collection over potentially affected transportation infrastructure.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Program information: Advanced Research, Commercial Remote Sensing


  • English


  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $525000.00
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    University Transportation Centers Program
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Singh, Caesar

  • Performing Organizations:

    Geographic Information Science, Center of Excellence

    Rm 254B, Research Hall
    4400 University Drive
    Fairfax, VA  United States  22030-4422
  • Principal Investigators:

    Cervone, Guido

    Waters, Nigel

  • Start Date: 20120815
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20140815
  • Source Data: RiP Project 33646

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01494656
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Geographic Information Science, Center of Excellence
  • Contract Numbers: RITARS-12-H-GMU, CFD
  • Files: RIP
  • Created Date: Sep 28 2013 1:00AM