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NCHRP 15-44 [Active]

Guidelines for the Use of Mobile LIDAR in Transportation Applications

  Project Data
Funds: $361,428
Staff Responsibility: Edward T. Harrigan
Research Agency: Oregon State University
Principal Investigator: Michael Olsen
Effective Date: 9/14/2011
Completion Date: 6/30/2016
Comments: The guide is available as NCHRP Report 748.

The objective of this research is to develop guidelines for the use of mobile LiDAR technology in transportation applications.
The guidelines shall (1) be based on an analysis of current and emerging applications in areas such as project planning, project development, construction, operations, maintenance, safety, research, and asset management; (2) address data collection methods, formatting and management, storage requirements, quality assurance, and the translation and formatting of derived products; and (3) be based on and organized around performance criteria such as data precision, local (relative) accuracy, network (absolute) accuracy, and point density.
The project final report is available as NCHRP Report 748, Guidelines for the Use of Mobile LIDAR in Transportation Applications
This project currently maintains an e-learning website on the transportation applications of mobile LIDAR at

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