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.
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.
To view the TARUT study website click here.
Senior Research Scientist
Robert Shuchman, Ph.D.
Business & Operations Director