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Caltrans Pioneers Revolutionary Surveying Technology

Caltrans News Flash #71

Date: March 18, 2016
District: District 3
Contact: Gilbert Mohtes-Chan
Phone: (530) 741-4571
Contact: Tamie McGowen
Phone: (916) 657-5060

MARYSVILLE - It’s not the future. It just looks like it!

Featuring seven cameras, two spinning lasers and amber rotator lights, it combines the use of a laser scanner and global positioning satellite navigation to collect three-dimensional survey information along highways while increasing worker safety and minimizing the impact on motorists. This pioneering system can accomplish in only one day the amount of work it would take for a three- to four-person survey crew to do in two to three months.

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This News Flash is the 71st in a series of videos highlighting Caltrans' activities that present the wide-ranging and critical work that Caltrans does to enhance California's economy and livability. To see more of these and other videos, search for #CaltransNewsFlash on Twitter or visit Caltrans News Flash on YouTube.

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