Database standardization for 3-D Utility Data
Technologies to Support Storage, Retrieval, and Utilization of 3-D Utility Location Data (R01A)
A model database that standardizes the collection, storage, rendering, updating, and viewing of 3-D utility data. This solution for maintaining up-to-date records of utility locations will improve coordination, reduce risk of project redesign or delays, and reduce excavation damage. Over time, it could produce a comprehensive record of all utilities in a right-of-way, reducing or eliminating the need for new utility mapping at project initiation.
This project is currently transitioning from research to implementation via the Round 4 Implementation Assistance Program. A full product webpage will be available early in 2014.
Additional information about this research project is available on the Transportation Research Board’s website.