Transportation Applications of Restricted Use Technology (TARUT) Study

The Transportation Applications of Restricted Use Technology (TARUT) Study was a 3-year effort to explore how satellite and other remote sensing data could address the needs of MDOT. The study combined data from fine detail, high-resolution remote sensing systems and other assets with advanced geospatial analysis techniques to examine transportation concerns. The data providers were civil agencies, commercial firms, and the Department of Defense, as appropriate, to meet the study’s goals and objectives.

Objectives

Applications of high-resolution remote sensing and advanced geospatial analysis to solving transportation problems.

Presentations & reports available at www.tarut.org.

The Four pilot studies were:

In Phase IV, two pilot studies were selected for creating demonstration GIS tools for MDOT - the 'Road Furniture' tool and the Wetland Mitigation Site Suitability Tool (WMSST) and these were developed and tested by MDOT.

TARUT

To view the TARUT study website click here.

For Additional Information

http://www.tarut.org

Colin Brooks
Senior Research Scientist
734.913.6858
cnbrooks@mtu.edu

Robert Shuchman, Ph.D.
Co-Director
734.913.6860
shuchman@mtu.edu

Greg Leonard
Business & Operations Director
734-913-6871
greg.leonard@mtu.edu

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TARUT
Wetland Mitigation Site Suitability Tool
Road Furniture Tool