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I.F. Rooks was recently selected to provide digital imagery and planimetric feature mapping for over 80 miles of the South Florida East Coast Rail Corridor (SFECC). Stretching from Miami to Jupiter, our remote sensing services will assist in the planning and development of this critical railway corridor.

Rail & Cooridor mapping Explained

Remote sensing has proved to be an invaluable asset facilitating the study and design of lengthy transit and energy corridors.

The most accurate way to map utilities is with the use of LiDAR data. Using this technology for mapping rail utilities is crucial due to its high accuracy, ability to operate from multiple platforms, and ability to traverse through tunnels. In order to obtain a complete 3D point cloud of the rail corridor, discrete patches of LiDAR data can be acquired and registered later.

When compared with other mapping and data gathering technologies, this method will allow for faster handling and processing of data. Additionally, LiDAR is capable of acquiring minute details of intricate features.

Why Lidar for rail utility mapping?

  • Corridor design
  • Corridor maintenance
  • Digital rail asset register preparation
  • Condition assessment of tracks and switches

Generally, LiDAR sensors mounted on helicopters are used to map corridors at low altitudes, allowing for accurate and dense data collection. This can include highways, railways or oil and gas pipelines. This data is useful in planning the corridor and in executing the work, as well as in monitoring the deflections, and where repairs might be needed later. Having a dense set of data enables you to record the assets in the corridor more efficiently.