The heavily trafficked and highly frequented Santa Monica Boulevard was analyzed using 3D scanning technology, topographic and utility mapping services. The City of Beverly Hills requested RICK perform the field surveys with minimal impact on live traffic patterns, while still maintaining maximum personnel safety and efficient field task completion. RICK enacted a multi-faceted data approach to complete the field surveys with speed and accuracy by using 3D laser scanning technologies to identify the areas of concern within the road corridor. This allowed for maximum safety as Santa Monica Boulevard was mapped to final design level accuracy, from right-of-way to right-of-way, without having surveyors in the street and without impacting traffic.
The compiled scan data was incorporated into the aerial mapping models and used to generate final contours and a Digital Terrain Model (DTM). By incorporating 3D scanning technology, this project can be reused by multiple disciplines throughout the planning and engineering design phases without returning for a field visit. Project designers are able to virtually walk the site and interact with their surroundings – through the use of web-based 360° viewers and CAD-based true-scale point clouds, the results are that of a “typical” survey mapping project.