Frequently Asked Questions about RoadData's retroflectivity measuring services

Who can use RoadData's roadmarking, retroreflectivity measuring services?

Councils, contractors, roading engineers, transport alliances and any other parties interested in providing safe roading in Australasia.

You don't need an advanced level of technical expertise or knowledge about road marking technical standards and compliance regulations to make full use of data provided.

We'll do the analysis for you.

What type of roads are analysed?

RoadData is able to measure sealed roads with markings - streets, highways, motorways, arterial roads and bridges.

What type of road markings are captured?

RoadData is able to measure all kinds of road markings and patterns. RoadData's equipment can measure a wide variety of coloured markings including white, yellow, red and green.

Are RRPM influencing the retro-reflectivity readings?

Our result eliminates most of the RRPM errors.

What is included in the data captured?

We collect dynamic data that records date, time, speed, temperature, relative humidity, visibility, environmental factors and other events that may affect data.

  • RL Average
  • RL min
  • RL max
  • GPS location
  • Average speed
  • Temperature
  • Humidity
  • Photo every 25m
  • Running distance from start
  • Route position points can be profiled additionally

How precise are the measurements that are taken?

RoadData advanced technology allows us to take up to 600 measurements per second, providing one measurement every 46 millimeters (at legal road speed of 100 kph).

German accredited institute

This exceeds other existing measurement systems that capture only one measurement every 3 metres (because their equipment limits them to around 9 measurements per second).

The result is precise and accurate information from RoadData that you can use.

Instruments utilized by RoadData has achieved certification from the German accredited institute.

What kind of data output will we receive?

We offer two ways of receiving information - a Standard Data Output (Excel file), or Visual Data Display (mapping display).

RoadData photographs are taken every 25 metres. Choose from either viewing in drive-through mode or using GPS reference points.

If you have more questions please contact us

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