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Classification of Infrastructure

 

 

1. Transportation infrastructure

1.1. Road and highway networks

1.2. Mass transit systems

1.3. Railways

1.4. Canals

1.5. Seaports and lighthouses

1.6. Airports/ air navigational systems

1.7. Bicycle paths/ pedestrian walkways

1.8. Ferries

1.9. Miscellaneous in transportation

2. Energy infrastructure

2.1. Electrical power network

2.2. Electricity generation installation

2.2.1. Solar electricity generation

2.2.2. Wind electricity generation

2.2.3. Coal electricity generation

2.2.4. Nuclear power stations

2.2.5. Water electricity generation

2.2.6. Miscellaneous electricity generation

2.3. Natural gas pipelines

2.4. Petroleum pipelines

2.5. Specialized coal handling facilities

2.6. District heating systems

2.7. Electric vehicle networks

2.8. Miscellaneous energy

2.9. Diversified in energy infrastructure

 

3. Water management infrastructure

3.1. Drinking water supply

3.2. Sewage collection, and disposal of waste water

3.3. Drainage systems

3.4. Irrigation systems

3.5. Flood control systems

3.6. Snow removal

3.7. Coastal management

3.8. Miscellaneous water management

3.9. Diversified in water mangement infrastructure

 

4. Communications infrastructure

4.1. Postal service

4.2. Telephone networks (land lines)

4.3. Mobile phone networks

4.4. Television and radio transmission stations

4.5. Physical cable television networks

4.6. Internet facilities

4.7. Communications satellites

4.8. Undersea cables

4.9. Pneumatic tube mail distribution networks

4.10. Miscellaneous communication infrastructure

4.11.Diversified in communication infrastructure

5. Solid waste management

5.1. Recycling

5.2. Solid waste landfills

5.3. Waste to Energy Facilities

5.4. Materials recovery facilities

5.5. Hazardous waste disposal facilities

5.6. Miscellaneous in solid waste management

5.7. Diversified in solid waste management

6. Earth monitoring and measurement networks

6.1. Meteorological monitoring networks

6.2. Tidal monitoring networks

6.3. Stream Gauge or fluviometric monitoring networks

6.4. Seismometer networks

6.5. Earth observation satellites

6.6. Geodetic benchmarks

6.7. Global Positioning System

6.8. Spatial Data Infrastructure

6.9. Miscellaneous earth monitoring/measurement

6.10. Diversified in earth monitoring/measurement

7. Social infrastructure

7.1. Eductation services

7.2. Health care facilities

7.3. Miscellaneous social infrastructure

7.4. Diversified in social infrastructrue

8. Diversified in infrastructure

 

Classification: The classification is based and adjusted from ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infrastructure „hard infrastructure“) with inputs from Mark Burrows from the Foresight Capital Group