Data Collection

Road data collection technologies and their application.

2014 - Evaluation of Android Roughness Meter
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Paper to 2014 SATC Conference on evaluation of the Roadroid roughness meter.

2013 - Quality Control of Road Survey Data
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Presentation to 2013 Transportation Research Board Conference workshop on road data quality assurance.

2013 - Data Collection Needs for Low Volume Roads
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Presentation to Data Analysis Working Group (DAWG) at 2013 Transportation Research Board Conference on data collection needs for low volume roads.

2012 - NZ - Measuring Pavement Condition
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Lecture given at the University of Auckland on practical issues related to measuring pavement condition.

2011 - Generic Specifications for Data Collection
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Presentation to the 2011 TRB Conference on the World Bank's generic specifications for road and pavement data collection.

Presented at the PIARC 6th Symposium on Pavement Surface Characteristics. 

For over 20 years the World Bank has supported clients in developing countries to procure pavement condition monitoring equipment and/or services.  The success of these projects has been mixed. While some countries have successfully institutionalized sustainable data collection, too many have failed either due to the adoption of overly complex equipment or inadequate institutional capacity.

As a result of this, the Bank has put forth a number of key concepts in an endeavour to ensure appropriate and sustainable pavement condition data collection. These include concepts such as the \'Information Quality Level\', which indicates the appropriate level of data detail given the intended purpose, to developing generic specifications for the procurement of data collection equipment and services.

The presentation shows some of the experiences of the Bank in these different projects, highlighting the key lessons learned and how agencies can better ensure sustainable and appropriate data collection.

The assoicated paper can be downloaded here.

2008 - Pavement Data Collection Technologies
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Different types of data are required for managing the road infrastructure. Inventory data describe the physical elements of a road system. Condition data describe the condition of elements that can be expected to change over time. There are a wide range of technologies available to the road manager for measuring attributes of the road network. The challenge is to select the appropriate equipment, given local conditions and the way in which the data are expected to be used. Too often, agencies have adopted data collection technologies which are not sustainable and this has compromised the quality or usefulness of their pavement management system (PMS). This paper presents basic principles for data collection which should be considered in a PMS, highlights key technologies, and presents a method by which an agency can select the most appropriate technology given their specific requirements.

This paper was presented at the 2008 International Conference on Pavement Management in Calgary.

Presented at the PIARC 6th Symposium on Pavement Surface Characteristics. 

For over 20 years the World Bank has supported clients in developing countries to procure pavement condition monitoring equipment and/or services.  The success of these projects has been mixed. While some countries have successfully institutionalized sustainable data collection, too many have failed either due to the adoption of overly complex equipment or inadequate institutional capacity.

As a result of this, the Bank has put forth a number of key concepts in an endeavour to ensure appropriate and sustainable pavement condition data collection. These include concepts such as the \\\'Information Quality Level\\\', which indicates the appropriate level of data detail given the intended purpose, to developing generic specifications for the procurement of data collection equipment and services.

The paper presents some of the experiences of the Bank in these different projects, highlighting the key lessons learned and how agencies can better ensure sustainable and appropriate data collection.

The presentation which accompanies the paper can be downloaded here.

2007 – Data Collection Technologies for Road Management
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Presentation given in India on how to collect road management data.

2007 - Presentation on HDM-4 Data Requirements
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Presentation describing the data collection requirements for HDM.

Presentation on data collection technologies for road management. Part of the World Banks GDLN training course on road management and data collection.

2007 - Data Collection Technologies for Road Management
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Report prepared for the World Bank describing road, bridge and traffic data collection technologies. Also covers principles of data collection. The associated web site for obtaining further data is www.road-management.info.

Prepared for the World Bank, Transport Note TRN-30 summarizes the major report \'Data Collection Technologies for Road Management\'.

2006 - Data Collection Technologies for Road Management
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Technical note is to give a general view of the currently available survey technologies applied to pavements, bridges and traffic. This includes an assessment of the applicability of these technologies in developing countries. Summary of the report Data Collection Technologies for Road Management.

2006 - Cambodia - Location Referencing Study
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Presentation covering the Cambodian location referencing study.

Report describing different road data collection technologies

2005 - Data Collection Technologies for Road Management
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Presentation discussing data collection technologies

2003 - New Zealand - Standardizing Rut Depth Measurements
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Article from Transearch on how rut depth measurements from different instruments were harmonised

2003 - New Zealand - Creating a Spatial Road Network
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Report on establishing a spatial network in a GIS from collecting the raw data through processing and creating a topologically correct network

2003 - Developing a Spatial Network
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Report on how to create a spatial network, from collecting basic data through manipulating it in a GIS.

2002 - Harmonising Automated Rut Depth Measurements
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How data from profilometers with different numbers of sensors can be harmonised. Provides a theoretical analysis of the systematic bias that arises with different profilometers and then uses software to predict the implications of different sensor configurations on systematic bias and other errors.

The phase 2 report which built on the original work can be found here.  The software used for the analysis is also available for download.

2002 - Flexible Low Cost Data Collection Technology
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Asia Roads Conference. The use of ROMDAS for collecting pavement condition data

2002 - Establishing Transverse Reference Profiles
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Road Profiler User's Group. Describes how transverse reference profiles were established in NZ for pavement deterioration model calibration

2001 - Spatial Referencing of State Highway Data
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Issues and strategy for using spatial measurements on NZ State Highways

2001 - Accuracy of the Trimble Pathfinder Pocket GPS
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An evaluation of the Pathfinder Pocket's accuracy

2000 - Evaluating the Quality of Road Survey Data
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Investigation of the viability of using statistical techniques to assess road data quality

1999 - Presentation on Establishing Pavement Strength
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Presentation giving an overview of different methods for establishing pavement strength for use in a PMS.

1999 - Presentation on Data Collection Techniques
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Presentation giving options for institutionalizing PMS data collection.

1999 - Presentation on Data Collection Techniques
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Presentation giving options for collecting PMS data.

1999 - Presentation on Data Collection Issues
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>Presentation describing data collection issues for PMS.

1999 - Presentation on Adapting RAMM Data for dTIMS
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How data were adapted and modified for the NZ dTIMS PMS project.

1999 - Data Collection Methods
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Presentation to the Department of Highways on road data collection methodologies.

1998 - Technologies for Pavement Data Collection
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Presentation giving overview of different technologies for collecting PMS data.

1998 - Institutionalizing PMS Data Collection
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Presentation giving different options for how to institutionalize PMS data collection.

1998 - Evaluation of the Numetrics Traffic Counter Card
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Testing of the Numetrics proximity traffic counting card

1998 - Evaluation of a Transverse Profile Logger
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3rd International PMS Conference. How the ROMDAS Transverse Profile Logger was tested to confirm its measurements

1997 - Data Collection for Road Feasibility Studies
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IRF Conference. How one collects key data for feasibility studies

1997 - Data Collection for Feasibility Studies
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Describes the type of data collection that are required for undertaking feasibility studies. Accompanies IRF conference paper by the same name.

1996 - On the Calculation of Rut Depths
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ARRB Journal. Implications of sampling on rut depth calculations

1996 - Calibrating Road Roughness Meters
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TRB Conference. The calibration of response-type roughness meters

1994 - India - Guide to Processing ARAN Data
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Guide for the 4States Pavement Management Project on how the ARAN data were processed

1994 - Evaluation of the ARAN High Speed Profilometer
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Testing of the ARAN vehicle's roughness measurements

Report comparing deflections from two instruments

1994
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Presentation on calibrating roughness meters. Accompanies TRB paper by the same name.

1992 - The Effect of Visible Detectors on Vehicle Speeds
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ARRB Conference. The influence of visible axle detectors on speeds

1992 - Errors in Speed Surveys
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Arrb Conference. The implications of speed measurement errors in speed surveys

1992 - Calibration of Roughness Vehicles
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Comparison of calibrations between three roughness measurement vehicles in New Zealand

1992 - Assessment of Roughness Vehicles
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Paper on differences in roughness measurements between two different roughness vehicles