Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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Case Study - Railway Survey
Mobile Mapping Technology allows the collection of 3D
geospatial data from a moving vehicle platform. Satellite
Positioning is supported with an Inertial Measurement Unit
generating a smoothed Vehicle Trajectory, to which a 3D laser
Scan Point Cloud and Calibrated Imagery are referenced.
With access to the UK rail infrastructure becoming increasingly
restricted to ‘Safeguarded’ working methods, productive
time on site is critical. Mobile Mapping offers huge gains in
productivity if deployed correctly. Severn Partnership has
liaised closely with Network Rail to ensure all hardware and
methodologies used in the deployment of Pegasus:Two
comply with current UK standards.
Completing Mobile Mapping in a rail environment requires
detailed ‘Track Access’ Management and ‘Possession Planning’
with experienced surveyors on site to execute the mission.
Severn Partnership has over 25 years experience in the UK rail
industry and understands what it takes to deliver high quality
projects professionally and on time.
A new cable route required detailed mapping of the Cess area within 3 metres of the running line, including OHLE Masts and overhead wires,
for a distance of 3km along the West Coast Mainline.
Traditional survey methods would utilise existing survey control in the form of Spigots on OHLE Masts and require 4 midweek night shifts to
complete with 2 survey teams. Due to the proximity to running lines, a ‘Safeguarded’ working method would be required, using either ‘Line
Blocks’ or a ‘Possession of the Line’. Each survey team would require their own COSS, bringing the total number of staff on site to 6 per shift;
24 site shifts for the project. A further 5 days of office processing would be required to produce final deliverables.
Using Mobile Mapping allowed Severn Partnership to complete all site works in a single weekend ‘Possession of the Line’ with a 2 person
survey team, requiring a COSS and Machine Operator as well. A total of 4 staff required on site; a reduction of 20 site shifts over traditional
methods, reducing footfall in what is termed as a ‘Time Pressurised Safety Critical Environment’. Office processing also required 5 days to
produce final deliverables.
To ensure final deliverables were comparable with traditional methods the existing survey control spigots on OHLE masts were used as
Quality Check points in the Lidar Point Cloud. Coordinates matched to within project tolerance of 20mm.
In addition to significant time savings on site the client also received a high definition Lidar Point cloud and floodlit imagery of the site to aid
in design works, adding value to their own deliverables.
• 3D CAD Vector Drawing
• 3D Lidar Point Cloud
• Georeferenced Floodlit Site Imagery – with free ArcGIS
• All data delivered on WCML05 Snakegrid coordinate
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