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The Use of Imagery in Transportation Planning: A Guidebook

Putting Remote Sensing and GIS Technologies to Work for Transportation Planners

The Use of Imagery in Transportation Planning: A Guidebook Technical Document

Price: $40
(Price outside the U.S., Canada, and Mexico $80)
Order number
: PB2004101690
Media type
: Technical Document

The guidebook provides background information on the key concepts of remote sensing, uses of remote sensing in specific transportation planning activities, and steps to integrate imagery-based products of remote sensing into a geographic information system. The guidebook is designed to assist a range of transportation planners-from those with little prior knowledge of remote sensing and GIS technologies to those with several years of practical, hands-on experience in the use of the data.

The guidebook is organized to present overview information on remote sensing followed by specific applications of imagery uses in transportation planning.

  • Section I presents four chapters that provide an overview of the technology and introduce important concepts that provide a foundation for understanding the applications.
  • Section II defines six broad application of imagery to support transportation and includes examples from metropolitan planning organizations and state Departments of Transportation.
  • The appendices contain additional useful information, including a discussion of data acquisition, classification hierarchies, a summary of selected literature, and references for additional reading.

Ordering Information

  1. AVA21253CDRM - Integrating Imagery into the Transportation Planning Process-Executive Video CD
    This executive overview video presents an overview of the techniques and applications related to integrating imagery into the transportation planning process. The video was developed specifically to introduce the video series to executive directors and executive staff at transportation planning agencies. This CD provides four technical training videos.
    Price: $60 (Price outside the U.S., Canada and Mexico is $120)


  2. AVA21254CDRM - Integrating Imagery into the Transportation Planning Process-Technical Video CD
    This series of videos presents overviews of techniques and applications that introduce concepts related to integrating imagery into the transportation planning process. This CD provides four technical training videos.
    Price: $60 (Price outside the U.S., Canada and Mexico is $120)