Extracting Horizontal Alignment Information from Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Maps: A Clustering Approach
Roadway horizontal alignment data are crucial and necessary information for various safety analyses. Yet, more often than not this information is not readily available in states’ roadway inventory databases. The necessity of horizontal alignment dataset and the difficulties in obtaining it have become more apparent especially since the publication of the Highway Safety Manual (HSM) in 2010, after which there has been an increased interest by many states’ department of transportation (DOT) in the calibration of safety performance functions (SPF) provided in the manual. This webinar presents a reliable and efficient method for extracting road alignment data from GIS roadway maps and to present validation of the approach using actual alignment data.