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My experience with rasters is pretty basic. 99.95% of what I do involves vector and transportation modelling. In research, there are numerous transportation applications using rasters and imagery however, these applications although realistic and great, seem to me as a bad representation of the state of practice of Transportation and rasters/imagery.

What is the state of the practice on using imagery and raster analysis in transportation?

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Would this include systems that use an array of license plate recognition cameras to track vehicles as they drive through a neighborhood? – Kirk Kuykendall Jan 26 '11 at 17:51
sure, Like an OCR reader for license plate cameras on tolls or weigh-in-motion systems? – dassouki Jan 26 '11 at 17:52
up vote 2 down vote accepted

I think Cost Surface and least cost path analysis is one possibility for transportation:

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