Author ORCID Identifier
Year of Publication
Master of Civil Engineering (MCE)
Dr. Nikiforos Stamatiadis
A Context Classification System based on context attributes of the area surrounding a roadway provides detailed information about the environment of a roadway corridor, while enabling practitioners to cater roadway projects to the community they are within. This study sought to create a system that would automatically classify roadway segments into the correct context, using data sources that are available nationwide. The proposed approach was tested by classifying the roadways in Highway District 7 of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. This process would make context classification approachable to more organizations, as it would reduce the amount of time required to apply a classification to a large network and would increase the consistency within a district- or state-wide classification. Measures evaluated include population density, employment density, building density, intersection density, street density, and block length.
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Wright, Laura, "Context Classification of Roadways Using Nationally Available GIS Data" (2021). Theses and Dissertations--Civil Engineering. 120.