19th January 2018

The beautiful Severn Valley Railway in the 3D world

We were recently commissioned to carry out an integrated survey for Severn Valley Railway for the purpose of asset management and inspection. The project was designed to deliver comprehensive 3D data sets and served in a hosted platform to offer powerful site visualisation capabilities.

LandScope successfully rail mounted the Topcon IP-S3 mobile mapping system to acquire high resolution 360° photography and high density LiDAR point cloud over a 4 mile section of track. The data capture range extended to cover track side, embankments and OLE infrastructure. Our Trimble SX10 scanning total station was also utilised to create a detailed point cloud of the underside of a viaduct for the purposes of establishing and assessing defects – the data feeds directly into Severn Valley Railway’s maintenance planning and scheduling. 

The data will be served via the Orbit GT 3D Mapping Cloud, a powerful hosting platform available through the browser which optimises and integrates 3D data sets (imagery, point clouds and other GI data) into one homogeneous model.

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