2013-04-06 20:31:42 UTC
newsgroups. But what does it mean?
In its simplest definition, viatology is the scientific study of
roads. Using empirical observation (see: http://www.unm.edu/~rrobergs/604Lecture3.pdf)
and the scientific method (see: http://teacher.nsrl.rochester.edu/phy_labs/appendixe/appendixe.html),
one analyses roadway phenomena. This can be anything from pavement
types to road signage standards to photographs of retired roadways
from years past.
Those who engage in viatology are known as viatologists. For more
information on viatology, including its etymology thereof, refer to
the information here: http://wwtl.info/#viatology.html
In contrast to viatology, there are subjective interpretations of
roadways. Viatology removes sentimental analysis and preserves
empirically-collected data; instead, it collects evidence for future
generations to better understand the roadway technologies and
methodologies of their predecessors. With your help and contributions
to the field, viatology may one day be incorporated in academic
"Environment first, transportology second"
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