The main problem of managing captured digital photographs lies in indexing and accessing them on the videolog work station. The work station now references photograph frames by Mileage Reference Marker (MRM) and offset. As the system is now, a structure at an MRM may reference only one image. This would not allow, for example, several bridge detail images. The considerable effort necessary to remedy this problem may require the original vendor to make changes to their videolog software.
There has been interest recently in the transmission of digital images over the state computer network. Although it would be desirable to network the SDDOT videologging system, it is a stand alone, analog system and is not practically networkable. The next generation system available from the vendor in a year or two will be digital, and capable of network interface.