Visualization: Anaheim Stadium Project

In April of 2010 a multi-national visual effects company contacted Mandli in need of an organization that could create a three-dimensional digital model of Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California. The model needed to be completed in a short amount of time and with highly accurate dimensions. Mandli utilized our vehicle-based collection system to collect LIDAR and imaging data of the the stadium on location.

Once the data was collected we imported it into Autodesk Maya, a popular three-dimensional modeling program used in the visual effects industry. Using Maya, a polygon mesh model was created of the stadium based off of the LIDAR and imaging data. It took us less than two weeks to collect, process, and deliver the final product. Without the speed and efficiency of our mobile collection system we would not have been able to complete this project within the timeframe and budget required.

  • Videos, motion graphics, custom data visualization, interactive models, and more
  • Perfect for presentations, websites, and professional video projects
  • LIDAR technology utilized for highly accurate results
  • Able to export to software developed by Bentley, GeoMedia, Autodesk, and more

Practical Modeling

The LiDAR system is an excellent tool for providing accurate models of urban areas. These models can be used to plan improvements, inventory assets, and evaluate civil concerns. Mandli provides a realistic representation of urban environments that is easy to collect, three-dimensional, fully interactive, and easy to update. All buildings, objects, and roadway assets that are viewable from the street can be clearly seen in the post-processing software. These objects can be extracted and inventoried to maintain an easy-to-use and accessible database of assets. Mandli can also provide a fully rendered polygon mesh model of the target area for advanced visualization uses.

Transportation Network Modeling

In the past, manual surveying was required to create transportation network models. The process was very time-consuming, requiring roadway lane closures and traffic rerouting, and numerous personnel to perform the physical surveying. Mandli’s LiDAR system is a fast, cost-effective and safe alternative for creating transportation network models. The system is able to collect data at highway speeds, negating the need for costly lane closures that could endanger motorists and surveyors. The data is also accurate, and easy to view and measure in Mandli’s post-processing software. A fully rendered polygon mesh model can also be created of the entire network. The model and data can be used to evaluate safety concerns, plan new developments and remodeling, and evaluate the grade and cross-slope of the roadway to ensure that it meets design standards.

Urban Modeling

Mandli’s LiDAR data collection system is an excellent tool for providing accurate models of urban areas. These models can be used to plan improvements, inventory assets, and evaluate civil concerns.

Mandli’s LiDAR data collection system is an excellent tool for providing accurate models of urban areas. These models can be used to plan improvements, inventory assets, and evaluate civil concerns. The LiDAR data is easy to collect and update, providing a realistic representation of the urban environment that is three-dimensional and fully interactive. All buildings, objects, and roadway assets that are viewable from the street can be clearly seen in the post-processing software. These objects can be extracted and tagged to maintain an easy-to-use and accessible database of urban assets.

  • Plan improvements, inventory assets and evaluate civil concerns
  • Fully interactive model
  • Create customized databases

Foreign Object Detection

The foreign object detection (FOD) system uses high speed cameras, custom optics and laser line projectors to acquire both 2D images and high resolution 3D profiles of airport runways, taxiways and aprons in order to automatically detect even the smallest objects at highway speeds.

The foreign object detection system can be operated both during daytime and nighttime, as well as under all types of lighting conditions. Sun and shadows, as well as various pavement types ranging from dark asphalt to concrete, can be scanned at inspection speeds from 0 to 100km/h. Depending on the configuration selected, an entire runway can be scanned in only a few minutes; automatically detecting FOD as small as 2 mm in size.

Debris and GPS data is collected simultaneously and is analyzed in real-time. Alarms can be pre-set to trigger upon detection of debris of specific sizes or volume. Included software reports size, number and location data for each of the detected debris, thus allowing operations and maintenance personnel to quickly decide whether to remove individual threats or to proceed with a general runway maintenance program.

  • Detection of debris as small as 2mm
  • 24 hour operation
  • Automated detection
  • Safe and efficient operating speeds
  • Accurate GPS tagging of detected debris

Airport Data Collection

Mandli’s Airport Data Collection Systems collect a complete range of pavement testing data from a vehicle traveling at speeds up to 60 mph. The systems include a high-resolution transverse and longitudinal profiler, as well as a digital downward imaging unit.

The collected pavement data provides full coverage on all airport runways and taxi-ways. Due to the fact that the systems rely on laser sensors, all data collection can be completed at night when the airports are closed or traffic is at a minimum. The data can be used to give accurate PCI ratings and can be integrated into an airport pavement management program.

  • Day or nighttime collection
  • Laser based systems
  • Consistent data collection in all lighting conditions
  • 100% pavement coverage of all runways and taxi-ways
  • All data collected with GPS
  • Data can formatted to fit any pavement management software

Military Installation

Mandli is able to deploy a data collection vehicle anytime during the year to collect a complete range of pavement testing data. The systems include high resolution right-of-way imaging, transverse and longitudinal pavement profiles, digital downward imaging, and GPS data. The system can collect automated data in a matter of a few days and can be processed using Mandli software for a pavement management program including PCI and distress ratings. Once the data has been used, it can be archived to use for analysis and comparison for future data collection cycles.

  • Day or nighttime collection (excluding right-of-way imaging)
  • Consistent data collection in all lighting conditions
  • 100% pavement coverage of all roadways or runways
  • All data collected and integrated with GPS
  • Data can be formatted to fit any pavement management software