Development of a Surveying and Mapping Guide for Transportation Projects

Many state transportation and federal agencies have their own surveying and mapping standards. However, no single nationwide surveying and mapping standard is recognized by the industry. The adoption of a national surveying and mapping standard would ensure spatial consistency, improve efficiency, minimize errors, and reduce duplication efforts within and among agencies. Research is needed to identify the most effective and efficient surveying and mapping practices that could be adopted into a nationwide standard. The objective of this research is to create a national surveying and mapping guide for state departments of transportation (state DOTs) that clearly specifies practices that are consistent with the National Spatial Reference System (NSRS). The goal is to provide the details of practices that if widely adopted by State DOTs, could ensure geospatial data are reliability and efficiently captured, shared, and reused.


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  • Status: Proposed
  • Funding: $600000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 08-174

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    Federal Highway Administration

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

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001
  • Project Managers:

    Weeks, Jennifer

  • Start Date: 20221101
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01863191
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 08-174
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: Nov 1 2022 6:25AM