Image and Data Processing
Reliable, cutting-edge image and data processing is a cornerstone of the Center for Spatial Planning Analytics and Visualization. As researchers, we take facts, figures, and photographs and mash them up to solve problems.
We are creating, implementing, and refining novel image and data processing techniques to revolutionize standards in road and transit asset management, remote sensing, and geographic information systems computing. As supercomputing and laser technology continues to advance, our scientists are excited about the possibilities of making new discoveries and creating future research approaches and solutions.
This information is valuable in areas such as the management of cities' and states' roads and bridges, including highway pavement maintenance.
The Georgia Department of Transportation uses this information to determine, among other things, budgetary needs and best techniques for roadway maintenance, including frequently applied pavement preservation techniques such as crack seal, fog seal, and chip seal.
This information is also valuable in the management of roadway assets such as road signs, guardrails, and reflectors.