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VITAL is the Transportation wing of the National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis (NCGIA), engaged in research projects on transportation applications of geospatial information technologies.
Projects cover transportation problems such as infrastructure
management (from construction to maintenance and renewal), operations
and traffic, transit planning, transportation security and Intelligent
Transportation Systems. Geospatial techniques applied to these problems
include remote sensing, GPS, spatial data architecture, traffic
microsimulation, and spatial optimization modeling.
Projects are funded by the Federal and State governments and
A major continuing project at VITAL is the National Consortium on Remote
Sensing in Transportation (NCRST) — Infrastructure Management (2000) and Metropolitan Freight-Ports (2007-).