Leveraging its high-resolution aerial imagery, Vexcel is providing AI-derived insights on roadway infrastructure and pavement markings across 3,389 cities in the U.S. Access more than 30 automated road insights to inventory roadway features, support safety and compliance regulations, and improve maintenance planning with Elements: Roadways.
Combining highly accurate imagery with the power of AI
Roadways is the newest addition to Elements, a product suite of attributes extracted from Vexcel’s highly accurate aerial imagery using AI and machine learning. By combining AI plus imagery, transportation planners and engineers get the best of both worlds—automated insights and enhanced visualization to support better data collection and information.
Did You Know?
Roadways named features are up to date with the latest published version (11th edition) of the U.S. Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD)
Identify, map, and assess roadways features
Roadways focuses on two types of non-highway road data: infrastructure and pavement markings. With infrastructure, quickly map and inventory curb mats, pedestrian islands, and roundabouts. With pavement markings, identify and get condition ratings for symbols, arrows, text, stop bars, crosswalks, and bicycle lanes.
Element Type: Infrastructure
- Detectable curb mat
- Pedestrian island
Element Type: Pavement Marking
- Accessibility (wheelchair) symbol
- Three-way arrow
- Right/left arrow
- Left turn arrow
- Lane reduction arrow
- Right turn arrow
- Straight arrow
- Straight/left arrow
- Straight/right arrow
- U-turn arrow
- Green-colored pavement (bicycle)
- Shared lane (bicycle)
- Ladder crosswalk
- Solid crosswalk
- Transverse crosswalk
- Longitudinal bar crosswalk
- Railroad crossing
- Stop line
- Yield line
- Double chevron
- Other symbols
- BUS text
- ONLY text
- SCHOOL text
- STOP text
- YIELD text
- Other text
Roadways data supports efforts to map and identify infrastructure and pavement markings within urban areas. Use it to automate and standardize your roadway inventory with consistent, accurate data. With the clarity of Vexcel’s imagery, agencies are able to see and identify symbols and text with greater ease, even in the case of colored pavement such as bicycle lanes. And because Vexcel refreshes imagery up to three times a year in the cities where Roadways data is processed, inventory collection data will always be current.
Improving roadway safety is an ongoing concern and need for communities across the U.S. This is evidenced by the Safe Streets for All (SS4A) federal grant program which directly impacts vulnerable road users (VRU) such as pedestrians and bicyclists. Roadways data helps map and identify the condition of key pavement markings designed to assist in the safety of VRUs and can also help audit infrastructure of curb mats in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
“Crosswalk and stop line markings, bike symbols and text, and well-maintained colored pavements are important elements of vulnerable road user (VRU) safety…,” said Robert Dingess, President of the Traffic Marking Manufacturers Alliance (TMMA). “Automated insights like these will be super valuable to TMMA members and their customers to help understand individual product performance and prioritize pavement marking maintenance to improve roadway safety.”
Preserving, maintaining, and extending the life of roadway assets is a big challenge for transportation agencies. With Roadways data, agencies can proactively schedule maintenance planning by better understanding the condition of pavement markings and re-paint when needed, not just when repaving or resurfacing a road arises. And with access to frequently refreshed imagery, this helps agencies update road data more frequently at a lower cost.
Prioritize and improve project planning with Roadways data
Create better efficiencies in your roadway asset management and triage projects with richer information to identify hot spots, areas of concern, and get a more holistic picture of what exists on non-highway roads with Elements: Roadways data.
Roadways datasets are delivered with corresponding aerial imagery and optimized for use in common GIS and planning software.