Development of an Online Platform for Streamlining Highway LIDAR Data Collection, Sharing, and Processing

The goal of this project is to develop an online platform for sharing, visualizing, and analyzing lidar data to support typical Department of Transportation (DOT) data needs. The project is based on existing data collection capabilities that have been developed at Rutgers University. These capabilities include static terrestrial laser scanning and mobile terrestrial laser scanning. Specific objectives are: (1) Evaluate lidar data characteristics and data analysis needs; (2) Identify ways and mechanisms to share and analyze lidar data; (3) Develop an open-source online platform for lidar data sharing and analysis; and (4) Demonstrate lidar data collection, sharing, and analysis with the developed platform using several user cases. The product of this research will be a software tool for lidar data sharing, streaming, visualization, and analysis. The tool will be tailored to DOT needs.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $63692.00
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

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

    Saylor, Thomas

    Szary, Patrick

  • Performing Organizations:

    Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation

    Rutgers University
    100 Brett Road
    Piscataway, NJ  United States  08854-8058
  • Principal Investigators:

    Gong, Jie

  • Start Date: 20150401
  • Expected Completion Date: 20160831
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 40070

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01569607
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT12-G-UTC16, CAIT-UTC-057
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Jul 18 2015 1:00AM