Next Article in Journal
Quantifying Air Movement Induced by Natural Forces in an Isolated Structure in the Subsurface Infrastructure
Previous Article in Journal
Numerical and Experimental Investigation of Rectangular Liquid-Containing Structures under Seismic Excitation
Open AccessArticle

Procedure for the Identification of Existing Roads Alignment from Georeferenced Points Database

Department of Civil, Constructional and Environmental Engineering, University of Rome La Sapienza, Via Eudossiana 18, 00184 Rome, Italy
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 12 November 2020 / Revised: 16 December 2020 / Accepted: 22 December 2020 / Published: 24 December 2020
The aim of this research is to look for an automated, economical and fast method able to identify the elements of an existing road layout, whose original geometric design could date back to distant ages and could have undergone major modifications over the years. The analysis has been directed towards the Italian two-lane rural roads; the national public company ANAS made available its graph, obtained from high-performance surveys, that represents about 90% of these roads’ network. The graph is made up of a collection of georeferenced points but does not recognize or describe the geometric elements making up the roadway. Consequently, it has been necessary to design and develop an original procedure, subsequently implemented in a programming platform, able to identify the characteristics of the several parts, which constitute the reference axes of the existing roads. This research focuses on the horizontal geometry assessing the coherence, consistency and homogeneity of the roads’ layout, through the ex post application of the regulatory model for the design verification. If road sections are identified in which some conditions are not significantly met, further investigation should be conducted in order to ensure road safety and to plan any road upgrading activities. View Full-Text
Keywords: road-alignment identification; horizontal geometry; road consistency; design verification; automated procedure road-alignment identification; horizontal geometry; road consistency; design verification; automated procedure
Show Figures

Graphical abstract

MDPI and ACS Style

Cantisani, G.; Del Serrone, G. Procedure for the Identification of Existing Roads Alignment from Georeferenced Points Database. Infrastructures 2021, 6, 2. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/infrastructures6010002

AMA Style

Cantisani G, Del Serrone G. Procedure for the Identification of Existing Roads Alignment from Georeferenced Points Database. Infrastructures. 2021; 6(1):2. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/infrastructures6010002

Chicago/Turabian Style

Cantisani, Giuseppe; Del Serrone, Giulia. 2021. "Procedure for the Identification of Existing Roads Alignment from Georeferenced Points Database" Infrastructures 6, no. 1: 2. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/infrastructures6010002

Find Other Styles
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Access Map by Country/Region

1
Back to TopTop