Industry Solutions : Transportation

Transportation challenges in addition to rapidly growing cities, growing fuel costs, urbanisation and the global connectivity is increasing pressure on governments and transportation firms to improve efficiency and planning.

Transportation agencies need up-to-date information and solutions to securely maintain and move their cargo around the globe.

Transportation projects through satellite imagery, digital terrain modelling, contour generation and a wide variety of tools can gain valuable insight into the inner workings of a transportation network. Very high resolution satellite imagery allows traffic users to create automated monitoring solutions.

With GIS software land parcel management, route optimization and spatial analysis becomes easily available tools for transportation users.

Applications include:

  • Broad area mapping
  • Infrastructure management
  • Planning
  • Location-based services
  • Visualization and simulation modeling
  • Asset management
  • Pavement management

Geo Data Design provides transportation users in Africa with high resolution satellite imagery from DigitalGlobe and Airbus DS, image processing software from ERDAS IMAGINE and GIS Software from Hexagon Geospatial for a fully integrated transportation solution.

Transportation - Satellite Imagery

Recommended Data Sources

GEO Data Design recommends the following Satellite Imagery and Elevation Data for use in Transportation projects:

High Resolution Satellite Imagery

Sensor Resolution Multispectral Bands*
GeoEye-1 40cm/50 cm Blue/Green/Red/Near Infrared + Panchromatic
Worldview-1 40cm/50 cm Panchromatic
Worldview-2 40cm/50 cm Coastal/Blue/Green/Yellow/Red/Red Edge/Near Infrared 1 & 2 + Panchromatic
WorldView-3 30cm/40cm/50 cm Coastal/Blue/Green/Yellow/Red/Red Edge/Near Infrared 1 & 2/SWIR + Panchromatic
Quickbird 60 cm Blue/Green/Red/Near Infrared + Panchromatic
Pléiades 50cm Blue/Green/Red/Near Infrared + Panchromatic
SPOT6/7 1.5m Blue/Green/Red/Near Infrared + Panchromatic

High Resolution Elevation Data

Dataset DTM/DSM Resolution Contours
Mapping 2m, 4m, 8m 16m
Precision 2m, 4m 8m
Very High Precision 2m 4m
Elevation 1 1m 3m
Elevation 4 4m 5m
Elevation 8 8m 10m
Elevation 10 10m 10m
Elevation 30 30m
WorldDEM 12m
These products are available as DTMs or DSMs
Contours are only available for DTMs
Included Processing: Hydro enforcement, road flattening and shaded relief

Recommended Software


Highlighted Add-on’s

  • IMAGINE Photogrammetry


Highlighted Add-on’s

  • Geomedia Transportation manager
  • Geomedia Smartclient


Highlighted Add-on’s


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