Railway Rail Mapping & Surveying
Rail corridor mapping is the process of creating maps and collecting data for a specific section or "corridor" of a railway network, typically along the route of a single railway line or a group of closely related lines. The purpose of rail corridor mapping is to provide accurate information about the railway infrastructure, surrounding terrain, and potential obstacles, to support various activities such as route planning, maintenance and repairs, and safety management.
Rail corridor mapping may use a variety of technologies, including LiDAR, aerial photography, and ground-based surveys, to create a detailed and comprehensive picture of the railway infrastructure and its surroundings. The resulting maps may include information about the location and condition of the track, the position and type of signal systems, and the terrain and other features surrounding the railway, such as buildings, roads, and waterways.
The data collected through rail corridor mapping can be used to identify potential safety hazards, plan maintenance and repairs, and optimize rail operations. For example, it can help railway companies to identify areas where track maintenance is needed, or to plan the installation of new infrastructure, such as crossings or switches. It can also support safety management by identifying potential obstacles or hazards along the rail corridor, such as trees or structures close to the track, that could pose a risk to trains and passengers.