Synthesis of Information Related to Highway Practices. Topic 55-02. Practices for Collecting, Managing, and Using Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) Data

While collection and use of LiDAR data have become widespread, state departments of transportation (DOTs) often have questions on ways to improve their processes, especially as advances in data governance practices, analysis methods, tools, and technologies expand the potential benefits and challenges of using LiDAR data. The objective of this synthesis is to document state DOT practices related to collecting, managing, and using LiDAR data. Information to be gathered includes (but is not limited to): (1) Types of projects using LiDAR data, including roadway projects, safety and other analyses, and research; (2) Practices for data collection, processing, extraction, storage, and maintenance of LiDAR data; (3) Data mining for various types of uses, including addressing challenges such as accuracy levels and integration with software tools; and (4) Data management and governance practices.


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  • Status: Proposed
  • Funding: $55000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-05, Topic 55-02

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

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

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

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

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Nasri, Arefeh

  • Start Date: 20230807
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01884619
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-05, Topic 55-02
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: Jun 5 2023 4:55PM