Laser Scanning for Highways & Road Networks

Laser scanning technology can be a game-changer when it comes to planning and executing many transportation projects, including road network upgrades and smart city initiatives. By creating a virtual 3D model of a city grid or even entire county, it is possible to analyze current road conditions as well as plan engineering works which will cause the least disruption. Many of the top surveying companies and local authorities around the world are now either using LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) systems to gather enhanced intelligence of local infrastructure, or commissioning surveys which will enable them to study complex transportation systems retrospectively in the form of a three dimensional map.

3D Laser Mapping combine decades of experience of laser scanning technology with feedback from clients to create LiDAR systems which are perfectly suited to highway mapping and city modelling. From scanning London’s historic bridges, to creating a 3D map of New York’s Battery Park area and scanning an entire city in France, our mobile mapping systems are in increasing demand when it comes to infrastructure management.

Most infrastructure surveys are now carried out using mobile mapping systems for several reasons, one being the time saving capabilities. When mounted to a moving vehicle, scans can be carried out around 80% faster than by using more traditional methods such as total stations or terrestrial scans. Thanks to the improved accuracy of systems such as ROBIN, whole city grids can be covered in minutes, from the safety of a car, truck or even from a UAV, meaning that mobile laser scanning is not just faster but also safer than other methods of data capture.

Mobile Mapping Products for Highways

Meet ROBIN – the world’s most flexible mobile mapping system. One system, multiple mounting options: map via backpack, vehicle and helicopter.

StreetMapperIV provides high-accuracy data from a lightweight and compact system, designed specifically for mapping highways and road networks.

The ROBIN UAV LiDAR system is one of the first of its kind, designed to make laser scanning even more mobile. Weighing under 3kg, it can be mounted to many commercial UAVs.

Asset Management Using LiDAR

A recent survey in Melbourne, Australia was commissioned with the aim of classifying and cataloging assets along a specific route. Terrasolid software enabled our operators to not only automatically and classify street furniture, road markings and utility assets, but also to identify their exact coordinates and current condition. Taking under half an hour to scan a large block, this data is still being used to manage and monitor maintenance needs in the area.

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Case Studies

Have a look at our customer case studies for more information about Laser Scanning for Highways.