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GIS, A tool for pavement management
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Geodesy and Satellite Positioning.
2009 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

A pavement management system (PMS) should tackle all aspects of the pavement management

process from planning and programming through project development and implementation

(Shahin 2005). Geographic information systems (GIS) can be used to expand and enhance each

of these PMS components. A GIS can be designed as a platform on which the PMS is built and

operated. Such a system is designated a PMS/GIS. Few years back, the Directorate of Municipal

Affairs (DMA) - Abu Dhabi Municipality -Roads Section took their first serious steps towards

developing a Pavement Management System (PMS). A number of projects were initiated,

covering Abu Dhabi Island and the Mainland, to assist in migrating from the existing

Management Information System (MIS) to the anticipated newly developed PMS.

A major component in most of the projects as well as this project “Maintenance,

Rehabilitation and Additional Works for Roads and Bridges in Abu Dhabi Island” is to

evaluate the condition of existing roads’ pavement by carrying out certain tests, which will

indicate and suggest the further course of action for determining the strategies for the

improvement of the roads pavement quality. In this project two types of tests were carried out,

the Roughness Testing for the determination of the International Roughness Index (IRI) and the

Non-destructive deflection testing particularly Falling Weight Deflection method (FWD) in

order to determine the riding quality and to assess the structural integrity of the existing roads

pavement respectively.

The principal objective of this thesis is to reveal the role of the GIS technology in the

enhancement of PMS components such as the output results from the two performed tests, and

make it more interpretable through dynamic color coding and more sophisticated visualization

techniques than the conventional tabular data format. Another objective was to show the

importance of using GIS as a platform for PMSs, though it is still a few steps ahead to achieve

this goal and requires team work involving other specializations, but ultimately it would be done

within the course of the running projects.

The output result from the roughness survey was GPS test locations, the processed IRI values for

left and right wheel paths and the video streaming data. IRI values were used as an attribute data

for the constructed, segmented lane lines in ArcGIS 9.2. Triggered roughness values were

identified to classify IRI values into five classes reflecting the status of the pavement surface.

The lane lines were symbolized and color-coded using these five classes. A standalone

application known as “ROMDAS Data view” was developed based on a database comprising

road location references (Change points), video data and the IRI values. An ArcGIS Extension,

known as VideoDRS, was also used to enabling Indexing and playback of the video in reference

to the GPS locations. Attribute data integration between IRI & FWD data was performed for

each test location every 100m along the survey route.

As a result, roughness data can be viewed through many techniques, VideoDRS and the

ROMDAS Data view. GIS-based maps were produced for the whole Main Roads network for

Abu Dhabi Island in reference to the condition data surveyed i.e. IRI Network & FWD Overlay

Network.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009.
Series
TRITA-GIT EX ; 09-02
National Category
Engineering and Technology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-199671OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-199671DiVA, id: diva2:1064849
Subject / course
Geodesy
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