Complete Mobile Surveying of Amtrak’s New York Penn Station

Amtrak’s New York Penn Station (NYPS) mobile surveying project was one of the first extended mobile LiDAR projects completed underground.  Mobile LiDAR technology was requested to provide a seamless 3D survey data set across the station’s rail infrastructure systems and to locate all visible ancillary features throughout the underground facility where GPS data isn’t available and do so without disrupting […]

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TRB 2019 – The Center of the Transportation Universe

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The Transportation Research Board (TRB) 98th Annual Meeting – TRB 2019 will be held January 13–17, 2019, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, in Washington, D.C. The information-packed program is expected to attract more than 13,000 transportation professionals from around the world. Autonomous vehicles and lidar are certain to be a major topic of discussion. The meeting program will […]

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Pavement Markings Auto-Extracted From Point Clouds

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Article Highlights:  The use of Mobile Laser Scanning for collecting highway conditions such as pavement markings is increasing. Since pavement markings are made intentionally reflective their return intensity can be used to auto-extract them from the point cloud. Extracting them can be a challenge given the accuracies of current MLS systems (cm-level), relative to the thickness of the markings (mm-level). […]

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TREKK Design Group Acquires Mobile LiDAR Firm Terrametrix, Inc.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Kansas City-based civil engineering firm, TREKK Design Group, LLC, (TREKK) has acquired Terrametrix, Inc., a mobile LiDAR provider based in Omaha, Nebraska. Founded in 2008, Terrametrix provides mobile LiDAR survey technology to clients across the country. LiDAR, which stands for light detection and ranging, uses laser scanning and navigation to provide safe and efficient survey-grade data […]

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Mobile LiDAR and PTC

Maser Consulting, a leader in the industry using Mobile Light Detection and Ranging (Mobile LiDAR), employs the use of Mobile LiDAR, 3D hi-definition laser scanners and other methods to assist in the implementation of PTC (positive train control). A PTC system must be able to reliably determine the precise location, direction and speed of trains; warn operators of potential issues; […]

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