Surveying in the Cloud
The Oregon Department of Transportation currently operates a Leica Pegasus:Two mobile scanner to gather survey grade data. The scanner generates a point cloud that accurately measures and models existing roadway conditions. This information can be used for:
- Project development;
- Asset management;
- Pavement evaluation;
- Slide monitoring; and
- Accident reconstruction.
ODOT is exploring how mobile scan data can complement data collection throughout the agency.
Along with the point cloud, the Pegasus:Two provides 360 degree digital imagery and has an optional downward facing pavement camera. It can be mounted on a variety of vehicles to easily complete otherwise labor intensive surveys.
The long term vision for this technology is to provide a real time digital transportation system that provides a holistic view of transportation network assets.
Practical Uses for Mobile Mapping
ODOT used mobile mapping to evaluate those roadways impacted by the 2015 speed change law.