3. Reconstruct and Place Key Features – Traffic Control Equipment
Above: Traffic control sign was reconstructed and placed into the digital environment to match what was observed in the photographs.
Using the scan data, it is possible to precisely locate any characteristics or features that are present in photos but are no longer available at the scene, e.g. vehicles, obstructions, skid marks, road features. Once located, features and objects in the photograph can be accurately reconstructed.
This technique is especially useful to explore and present visibility issues, as it enables the opportunity to “step into the scene” and view the scene from any perspective.
In this case, the electronic sign and surrounding striped barricades were reconstructed, located and placed precisely in the digital environment. Computer-generated models are imported in to the scene; in this case, a vehicle matching the specific make and model of the accident vehicle and a human model representing the pedestrian.