Our Work Helps Roads and Bridges
Reliable, cutting-edge image and data processing is a cornerstone of the Center for Spatial Planning Analytics and Visualization, formerly the Center for Geographic Information systems. As researchers, we take fact and figures, and photographs and mash them up to solve problems.
We are creating, implementing, and refining novel image and data processing techniques that are, or may, revolutionize standards in road and transit asset management, remote sensing, and geographic information systems computing. Continued advances in supercomputing and laser technology have our scientists excited about the possibilities of new discoveries and research approaches and solutions in the future.
One place this information is valuable is in the management of the roads and bridges of cities and states, such as highway pavement maintenance.
The Georgia Department of Transportation uses this information to determine among other things, budgetary needs and best techniques for roadway maintenance, such as the frequently applied pavement preservation techniques, including crack seal, fog seal, and chip seal.
This information is also valuable in the management of roadway assets, which include road signs, guardrails, reflectors, etc.