Transportation Research Synthesis: 360 Point Cloud Technology

The State Building Services Section (BSS) owns and operates 888 individual buildings at 269 sites throughout Minnesota. BSS wants to explore collecting and processing as-built data for their sites and buildings with imaging and scanning technology. The data will be collected with spherical cameras, handheld cameras, laser scanners and drones or any combination of these technologies. This research phase promises to gather information on the capabilities available to help State move into implementation. This project will generate a Transportation Research Synthesis (TRS) that documents the state of the industry and identify previous research and implementation regarding 360 degree point cloud and reality modeling technology for building management. Contractor has worked with most state DOTs and numerous other agencies with similar building facilities and will leverage those relationships to determine the state of the practice and current technology. Contractor will also utilize the existing knowledge of scanning structures while also exploring other technologies. It will be important to compare not only what is the best technology available but also look at technologies which are cost effective and easily implemented and integrated with existing State software and processes. Another focus of the project will be to not only find ways to acquire and process building and site data but to also find ways to effectively use, store and share the data. Reality modeling can be data intensive and difficult to share without effective means to view and utilize the data.


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    • Status: Completed
    • Funding: $23,302.59
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Minnesota Department of Transportation

      395 John Ireland Boulevard
      St Paul, MN  United States  55155
    • Performing Organizations:

      Collins Engineers, Incorporated

    • Principal Investigators:

      Lovelace, B

    • Start Date: 20190204
    • Expected Completion Date: 20190831
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01692658
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Minnesota Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: 1032861
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Feb 13 2019 3:43PM