Speakers Bio & Abstract

B Ravi Asst. Executive Engineer
IT Unit of Planning and Road Asset Management Centre
Karnataka Public Works, Ports & Inland Water Transport Department

BiographyGraduated in civil engineering from Bangalore university, he has an experience of more than 30 years in government. His work experience comprises of work in rural development and panchayathraj engineering department govt of karnataka till 2006. Worked as IT Nodal officer for KRRDA, Govt of Karnataka from 2006 to 2009. Apart from above mentioned he too worked as Information officer in charge of Road Information System and other IT activities in Karnataka Public Works & Inland Water Transport Department,GOK from 2009 to 2012
Presently working as AEE, in IT Unit of Planning and Road Asset Management Centre, KPWP&IWTD, GoK, since 2012 managing all IT related activities of the department. Abstract Use of Laser Scanners in Highway EngineeringRoad infrastructure survey forms a critical part of the work done by the Highways Agency in maintaining and improving the road network. Decisions regarding lane improvement, road layout and junction design are dependent on the collection of accurate data. Currently, field surveying using Total Station and other instruments are the most widely used method to acquire the data. However, these methods are time consuming and labour intensive as significant data collection and analysis is required to provide the level of details necessary for the design. Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) is a relatively new alternative technology to obtain terrain information more accurately and efficiently. With LiDAR, data can be acquired under a variety of environmental conditions, including low sun angle, cloudy skies, and even darkness, resulting in expanded windows for data collection. The main focus of this presentation will be on using LiDAR data for Road designing and also analysis of accident prone stretches on the highways and for rectification measures for improving them for reducing the accidents.