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?

  • Would this include systems that use an array of license plate recognition cameras to track vehicles as they drive through a neighborhood? Jan 26, 2011 at 17:51
  • sure, Like an OCR reader for license plate cameras on tolls or weigh-in-motion systems?
    – dassouki
    Jan 26, 2011 at 17:52

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


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