3D Model for Highways – Mobile Mapping
A client contacted us needing a 3D model of a Bridge and the highway above and below. The purpose was to look at the re-design of the infrastructure to alleviate a bottle neck for traffic.
To survey a bridge and associated highway is traditionally an expensive and time consuming prospect. You would have to plan several weeks in advance the Traffic Management to allow the surveyors to put ‘Boots on the ground’. The survey itself would be time consuming and very labour intensive. Three years ago we doing a similar job, in the middle of winter. The weather was terrible, traffic management was delaying the survey work and shortening the shifts. This extended the project and was generally very challenging. Along with this, surveyors had issues of car drivers being very unpredictable with several close calls. After an intense couple of weeks, we asked ourselves:
There must be a better way of doing this !
The answer – Mobile Mapping
This is a mobile platform that the traditional instruments sit upon allowing mass data collection on a moving vehicle. So how does this benefit you?
In simple forms its reduces:
Mobile mapping compared to traditional surveying is:
10 X faster
Cost savings – No Traffic Management is needed
Better – 1 million points and 200 profiles per second
What we delivered:
A 3D model accurate and complete within 2 weeks of instruction to start the project, 40% cheaper than traditional methods.
For further information on how we can offer:
Value Beyond Measure
Contact us for a consultation with our commercial manager, Steve Jones.