Synthesis of Information Related to Highway Problems. Topic 45-17. Visualization of Geotechnical Data for Hazard Mitigation and Disaster Response

Geotechnical data are measurements of surface and subsurface materials, including water, and their change through time. These data provide information that can assist with disaster mitigation and response. Often these data are in different forms and from different instruments, and may be difficult to access and interpret jointly. Management and visualization are key to use of these data. Currently, there is no summary document of effective practices that describes how some of these disasters might be mitigated and responded to using management and visualization of geotechnical data. Because remote sensing and geotechnical instrumentation are becoming a major part of emergency response decision making, a synthesis of current capabilities and effective practices would be very valuable to state departments of transportation (DOTs) and other public agencies responsible for disaster mitigation and response. This study will describe how the measurements of geotechnical data from installed instrumentation and remote sensing can be used for disaster mitigation and response. The complete process of data acquisition, management, and visualization will be studied and described. The study also will include how states are establishing and using thresholds imposed on these data to mitigate disasters.


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  • Status: Active
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-05, Topic

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials

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

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Synthesis

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

    Williams, Jon

  • Performing Organizations:

    Shannon & Wilson, Incorporated

    Seattle, WA  United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Ellis, Hollie

  • Start Date: 20130503
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 38192

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01547342
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-05, Topic
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Dec 6 2014 1:00AM