Item #6195 Quality and Accuracy of Positional Data in Transportation. E. S. Fekpe, National Research Council . Transportation Research Board, U S.

Quality and Accuracy of Positional Data in Transportation

Washington DC: Transportation Research Board, 2003.

Trade Paperback. Very Good with no dust jacket. Item #6195
ISBN: 0309087813

Slight wear. Crisp trade paperback.; Supporting Software-GIS Error Model on CD-ROM, present in rear pocket. "This report presents guidance for practitioners on the use of positional, or spatial, data in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for transportation applications. As GIS applications become more common in transportation system management and decision making, concerns have grown about the accuracy of the data used to populate them. Transportation spatial data usually describes the location of features on the highway system using a one-dimensional linear referencing system. The level of accuracy varies by data source and is affected by the precision of the measurement system used to collect it. Agencies need a way to understand the errors that may result when using these data in GIS applications and how these errors may be compounded when combining data from various sources. This project reviewed the linear referencing systems used by state departments of transportation, examined the limitations of typical data sources used in these systems, and developed a model to evaluate the effects of varying data accuracy and provide an assessment of the level of confidence in the system outputs. This report will provide valuable information to transportation practitioners who need to understand and account for the level of precision in GIS-based transportation decision tools. CRP-CD-41, which accompanies this report, contains an error model that is implemented as a software program called GISError." ; NCHRP [National Cooperative Highway Research Program] Report; Vol. 506; 98 pages.

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