On Tuesday 13th July 2012, we will be exhibiting at Development In Pavement Assesment conference organised by Fugro Aperio.
The conference will be held at Austin Court in Birmingham.
We will be displaying our RouteMapper desktop browser with the new LiDAR plugin as well as giving guided tours around our new combined Video and LiDAR vehicle. This new system captures images from four cameras and two LiDAR scanners. The images are captured at 6Hz while the LiDAR is capable of capturing 3D point information at over 400kHz. By using these combined systems, not only are our clients able to interact with the video footage but also get a 3D view of the road corridor. The addition of the LiDAR allows very precise measurements of road side assets, eliminating the need for many on site inspections.
Come and see us.
We hope to see you there.
A-One+ on behalf of the Highways Agency has commissioned IBI Group to carry out a survey of the Safety Fences within Managing Agent Contractor (MAC) Area 7. Area 7 covers the whole of the East Midlands, which encompasses the trunk roads in Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland totalling over 1,500 Kilometres of roads.
The aim of the survey will be to establish the actual mounting heights of the safety fences across the network for compliance with BS 7669 Part 3: 1994.
To carry out such a large scale survey by traditional methods will be very costly and time consuming involving traffic management and site staff physically measuring the safety fence mounting heights at set intervals.
IBI Group’s unique offering is based upon its tried and tested RouteMapper system, comprising multiple high resolution cameras, LiDAR scanners and onboard navigation systems. All survey data will be collected at traffic speed removing the risk to site staff and the requirement for any traffic management.
The resultant 3D geo-referenced dataset will be used to identify the profile type of the safety fence and extract the mid point mounting height. The fences will be split into 10m segments and measured to within a tolerance of 5mm.
Amey on behalf of the Highways Agency has commissioned IBI Group to carry out a number of scheme based surveys within Managing Agent Contractor (MAC) Area 9. Area 9 covers the motorways and trunk roads in eight counties and three metropolitan boroughs, plus Birmingham in the West Midlands.
The aim of these surveys is investigate possible issues arising from standing water on the carriageway after heavy rainfall on a number of selected routes along the M6 and A500 corridors.
To carry out such detailed surveys by traditional methods will be very costly and time consuming, involving a great deal of traffic management and site staff physically taking spot heights at regular intervals from the carriageway.
IBI Group will be using its industry recognised RouteMapper system, comprising dual LiDAR scanners and onboard navigation systems. All LiDAR data will be collected during the night, at traffic speed, removing the risk to site staff and the requirement for any traffic management.
Peterborough Council through our RouteMapper partnership with Atkins contacted us in order to do a safety barrier analysis on the A1139, Fletton Parkway. This road runs around the outskirts of Peterborough and channels traffic into the East of England show grounds, the City Centre or on to the East coast. It is a very busy stretch of road which sees a combination of heavy goods vehicles, holiday traffic and a great deal of commuter traffic at peak hours. It is currently having partial resurfacing and structural repairs work done, and the Council need to ensure that the mounting height of the barriers are still within the safety limits.
Barrier heights have to be maintained to within a range of 60mm of the target height. The normal RouteMapper measuring accuracies are about 100mm, so we would have to use a road based Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) system to get the accuracies required. It has been used from an aerial platform to create accurate mapping and terrain models since the 1990’s, however it is only in the last few years that the technology has been used on a road vehicle. The accuracy of measurement that can be achieved from the use of LiDAR is 2mm, up to a range of 50m.
The entire route is 50km in length, including the main carriageways and slips, and should be recorded in a few hours. The LiDAR data will be loaded the RouteMapper software and all the safety barriers digitised and mounting heights measured at set intervals. From this, GIS data will be generated for the client, mapping the exact location of the safety barriers and their associated heights.
Cambridge County Council have secured a RouteMapper survey.
The purpose of the video survey is to create an asset inventory of the road side infrastructure throughout the county. Initially the project was only to cover the A and B road network, however, it has now been expanded to cover the C road network throughout the county as well.
In total the coverage of the survey is 1290km.
The RouteMapper Desktop browser will be used to digitise the inventory for all the roads. The database has been configured exactly to match the inventory schema devised by Cambridge County Council.
The project started in November 2011.
RouteMapper and our parent company IBI Group will be exhibiting at the Road Expo 2011 conference in Edinburgh, 7th – 8th November.
Scotland’s largest roads, traffic management and construction exhibition…
Road Expo Scotland is the ultimate destination north of the border for road and construction professionals looking to source the latest products and services and understand the implications of legislative changes. Whether you are a manufacturer, supplier, contractor or client this is the perfect place to do business face to face.
Come and see us on stand F9.
In November 2011 Transport Scotland will award two 4th Generation (4G) Term Contracts. Under the conditions of the contracts, Transport Scotland is committed to providing the Operating Companies with an inventory of Trunk Road infrastructure items.
To ensure that the current inventory is comprehensive, accurate and up-to date, Transport Scotland are undertaking a review and/or update of the road inventory currently held.
IBI Group has been commissioned to carry out a comprehensive review and potential update of the asset inventory held within the SERIS RMMS module in 3 stages.
The stages are to include:
The total length of the survey is 6,205 Lane Km.
RouteMapper have been successful in securing a project for South Gloucestershire Council to provide a spatial video survey for a number of routes on their network.
The network length to survey is 440 lane km consisting of both single lane one/two carriageway and dual carriageway sections.
The aim of the survey is to provide South Gloucestershire Council with a clear, unequivocal visual record of the current state of the roads within their network. An inventory of signs, safety fences, kerbs, etc, along with their respective condition is to be carried out as part of the contract.
This new commission builds upon our previous work in the South West of England, notably Gloucestershire and North Somerset.
The survey is expected to be completed in spring 2011.
On 29th September 2010, RouteMapper exhibited our Digital video with positioning data at the UK Road Strategy Conference which was held at the QEII Conference Centre.
The conference was a huge success. We were able to talk with many of the delegates, some of whom we have previously worked with, but also we were able to discuss potential opportunities with interested people, many from areas outside the
usual Asset Management channels.
The overall feeling of the day was that although spending cuts are inevitable, it is imperative that the road networks are maintained correctly and that both government and suppliers have to be a great deal smarter when providing services/products.
As you can see from the photographs, the stand was very busy!
On Tuesday 13th July 2010, we will be exhibiting at Development In Pavement Assesment conference organised by Fugro Aperio.
The conference will be held at Austin Court in Birmingham.
We will be displaying our RouteMapper Video Surveying System. This is a crucial system for ensuring that our existing road networks are efficiently managed. By using Spatially Encoded Video Systems, we can ensure that operating costs are reduced whilst improving the safety of your staff.
Come and see us at stand 5!
We hope to see you there.