A methodology to measure sight-hidden dips'parameters.

Castro Malpica, María, Iglesias Martínez, Luis, Rodríguez-Solano Suárez, Roberto and Sánchez Sobrino, José A. (2014). A methodology to measure sight-hidden dips'parameters.. "MEASUREMENT", v. 52 ; pp. 85-93. ISSN 0263-2241. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.measurement.2014.03.006.


Title: A methodology to measure sight-hidden dips'parameters.
  • Castro Malpica, María
  • Iglesias Martínez, Luis
  • Rodríguez-Solano Suárez, Roberto
  • Sánchez Sobrino, José A.
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: MEASUREMENT
Date: September 2014
ISSN: 0263-2241
Volume: 52
Freetext Keywords: Sistema de Navegación Global por Satélite (GNSS), Distancia de la visión, Medición de distancias, Carreteras.
Faculty: E.U.I.T. Forestal (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería y Gestión Forestal y Ambiental
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Highway design standards specify several requirements on available sight distance. Usually, compliance with these standards is ensured during the design phase of a new road.
This is made through geometric calculations that take into account the terrain and the road. In this paper, a procedure for measuring distances in an existing road from georeferenced photographs is proposed. In addition, an estimation of the error committed when using this procedure is made. Distances measured using this procedure arecompared with the ones measured using a Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS). Distances error is
within the error estimation and is low enough for using it in traffic safety studies. In addition, the procedure is applied to measure several parameters of a sight-hidden dip. This procedure does not need a terrain model to measure these parameters. This is an advantage compared with other existing procedures for estimating the parameters of sight-hidden dips.

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Government of Spain

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Item ID: 45009
DC Identifier: https://oa.upm.es/45009/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:45009
DOI: 10.1016/j.measurement.2014.03.006
Official URL: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/...
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 07 Mar 2017 13:05
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2019 08:02
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