Herzog collects, processes, and delivers geo-referenced datasets to our clients for planning purposes, maintenance, track safety, PTC, and management of rail right-of-way infrastructure throughout North America.
We use advanced technologies to drive both safety and efficiency in our GIS survey services, making Herzog a top-tier provider of ballast profiling in the U.S.
PTC asset detection
Data acquisition & management process
Herzog utilizes several data collection technologies to meet customers specific requirements. Beyond this collection, the management, processing, and storage of the data is equally as important. Herzog implements a multitude of processes to ensure data is both highly available and securely stored.
Herzog’s LiDAR survey enables technicians to capture assets 100 feet or more from the track. The GPS system, LiDAR scanning, and high-resolution camera collect a comprehensive data for tasks such as ballast profiling and PTC asset identification.
The amount of data collected during a LiDAR survey is immense. Our data processing teams analyze these data streams into customizable database solutions and allow our clients to export information on crossing elevations, slope measurements, and asset location.
Ballast and ditch profiling
Once data is loaded into the software application, cut and fill calculations are completed for ballast spreading or ditch maintenance.
Asset detection & location
The scan processes both small and large-scale measurements for crossings, buildings, bridges, power lines, signs, vegetation encroachment, signs, PTC equipment, etc., and marks its exact GPS location.
Herzog’s LiDAR truck increases survey accuracy and decreases track time on busy corridors. The data captured can be used to create a three-dimensional view of the track, ballast and ditch profile, and identify the location of right-of-way assets.