Scanning our environment gives us a vast amount of information from areas that are typically out of our reach. In the image above, the passageway underneath Highway 101 has a limited width for commercial and recreational boating. By scanning from the adjacent roadway we collected all the necessary information from two scanner setups which were located on the roadway above the river. Total field time was less than two hours.
The images to the right show a project where flooding was an issue. The strip of point cloud that you see is all that area within one-tenth of a foot of vertical change. Essentially you see point cloud contours. This makes the flooding issue obvious and our engineers can apply the design to fix the trouble right away.
These scan projects are fast in the field and took PacificHDS less than two hours each to capture. After one hour of office for point cloud registration and cleanup of noise, the data was ready for use.
All our scans are vertically tied to known elevation benchmarks and positioned by solid survey practices. PacificHDS pulls the scan stations together with conventional total station control, putting the scan data on the same coordinate system as the project. The difference we bring is an extrordinary level of confidence for a civil design that will solve the problem quickly, the first time.