- What We Do
In partnership with leading UAV based LiDAR collectors, we completed LiDAR classification for multiple rail locations and provided feature extraction of the top of rail and other important infrastructure components for the customer.
Recently Working with a leading aerial LiDAR and imagery collection company, we classified 873 km of transmission powerlines. Completed in stages, this project required detailed classification and quality control. Powerline and power structure modeling is also often completed as part of other infrastructure mapping projects. By having these 3D features mapped, infrastructure projects can ensure a safe distance from lines and structures.
Starting in 2017 the City of Saskatoon undertook a project to investigate potential routes for a new Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system. A detailed 3D model of the area was required to support simulation and scenario investigation, planning and engineering. We were awarded multiple contracts to manage detailed LiDAR and imagery collection and complete detailed 3D models of the City. These digital twin models included every aspect of the built environment; from curbs and lamp posts, to detailed models of the building’s overhead wires, sidewalks and fire hydrants. Project was completed on time and on budget. This project serves as a great example of how LiDAR and 3D mapping can form the basis of a digital twin of in structure and entire cities.
Several complex pipeline construction sites have been mapped using Lux Modus technology. Ideal for rapidly mapping complex infrastructure, LuxGear easily captures the final position location of all pipelines prior to burial. Many of these jobs are done in less-than-ideal weather conditions and we are still able to confirm the accurate placement of hundreds of welds.
Leveraging the 3D data we collected earlier in the project as well as other data sources, Lux supported the operator throughout the engineering and design phases or this mega pipeline and facilities project. This included providing 3D analysis and data query tools through the advance 3D web mapping portal, supporting data and information requests, and ongoing management of the project geospatial master database. The work completed by Lux on this project laid the foundation for a new standard for 3D web mapping and geospatial support for this client’s major projects.
Lux Modus completed the classification and aggregation of digital twin field data collection for a 13 km medium diameter gas pipeline. LiDAR data was collected during the three phases of the project (ditching, pipeline in ditch and back fill). The data was then aggregated, and feature extraction was completed on the top of pipe, pipe tube, and ditch geometry. Terrain models of the ditch and back-filled Right of Way were also developed. The final step in this project was putting this data in a web-based 3D modeling tool to create the basis for the pipeline digital twin for the project. The 3D web digital twin included the ability to pan, zoom, turn layers on and off, print, and provide 3D measurements. The web service Digital Twin was made available on any web enabled browser.