An aerial view of a highway interchange using survey data.

Navigating the Future: The Impact of Geospatial Technology on Transportation Design

In an era where precision, speed and efficiency are paramount, the marriage of transportation design and geospatial technology is proving to be a game-changer. Geospatial technology, encompassing lidar, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), satellite imagery, Building Information Modeling (BIM), and other advanced mapping tools are revolutionizing the way transportation projects are conceived, designed, and executed.

Matt LaLuzerne, McKim & Creed’s National Director of Business Development and Geospatial Services, explored the influence of geospatial technology on transportation design and its implications for the future of infrastructure development in an article for Applied Technology Review.

The article focuses on the following topics:

  • Liberating data from siloed systems using BIM
  • Getting geospatial data into a Common Data Environment (CDE)
  • Using geospatial technology for transportation risk assessment and resilience
  • Changing the dynamics of design and construction