Vehicle Intelligence & Transportation Analysis Laboratory
Vehicle Intelligence & Transportation
Principal Investigator: Michael Goodchild University of California, Santa Barbara
Director: Val Noronha University of California, Santa Barbara
VITAL, the transportation wing of the National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis (NCGIA), engaged in research projects on transportation applications of geospatial information technologies until 2004.
Projects covering transportation problems such as infrastructure management (from construction to maintenance and renewal), operations and traffic, transit planning, transportation security and Intelligent Transportation Systems were undertaken. Geospatial techniques applied to these problems include remote sensing, GPS, spatial data architecture, traffic microsimulation, and spatial optimization modeling.
Projects were funded by the Federal and State governments and private firms. It now exists within the infrastructure of the National Consortium on Remote Sensing in Transportation (NCRST)âInfrastructure Management.
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