Twenty-first century challenges in the transportation industry require twenty-first century solutions, such as the use of visualization technologies to facilitate transportation design and planning. Visualization technologies can help alleviate many of the challenges that transportation professionals face today, including:
It is an intuitive and particularly effective tool for community outreach - providing the public and stakeholders with a direct connection and improved understanding of a proposed transportation project that is simply not possible with traditional engineering output methodologies such as site plans. It greatly improves the ability of transportation professionals to address the many questions and concerns that the public-at-large may have relating to a proposed project.
Visualization technologies also provide designers and project managers with immediate feedback as to whether or not a proposed design has constructability issues, which if left undetected, could result in significant budgetary overruns.
However, despite its great utility, visualization is all too often under-utilized by transportation professionals due primarily, we believe, to a lack of familiarity and understanding. This needs to change and transportation officials who recognize and embrace visualization as an effective tool for transportation design and planning will be rewarded with shorter project schedules and lower costs.
Accordingly, the purpose of this website is to provide transportation officials with a resource to help them achieve a better understanding of the visualization tools that can be utilized to facilitate their transportation projects. This site differs from other sites with a similar focus in that it provides a “Getting Started” primer, which is targeted at the level of a senior project manager, providing them with a detailed description of how to incorporate visualization in their transportation projects, what types of visualization are most appropriate, what costs to expect, and how to effectively manage the work.
Click here to see a video presentation that
gives you an Overview of Visualization