Our street level mobile mapping system delivers geotagged 360 degree panoramic images and panoramic videos. The system is composed of a spherical camera with GPS/IMU, mobile workstation and mounts. It is ideal for vehicle-based mapping and could be installed in less than 15 minutes. The camera and GPS can be operated from inside the cabin, and all data is recorded directly onto the mobile workstation, allowing for seamless processing once back at the office.

360 degree panoramic imaging has been helping decision makers visualize remote sites and corridors from the comfort of their desktop, where they can visit the site as many times as they need to. Data captured with the street level imaging systems provides a comprehensive infrastructure as-built for condition assessment, planning and archiving.

Our system can also be installed on high rail vehicles to map the entire right of way. Video cameras can also be added to in front or behind or the vehicle to provide closer look at the street or rail track conditions


Reality IMT’s street level imaging system can capture panoramic images of the right of way at travel speeds. It provides decision makers with visual intelligence that can significantly increase work efficiency. Engineers can now remotely inspect the site of interest from their office, and make joint decisions without visiting the site.

Right of way imagery can be shared online with colleagues, allowing for maximum flexibility in infrastructure asset management. Imagery can also be used to build an asset inventory for street signs, traffic lights, potholes, etc.

Geotagged data can be exported for further analysis using ArcGIS with proper linkage to the imagery.

Rail Solutions

Vehicle Based LiDAR Rail Survey & 360 goevideo Photogrammetry has proven to be a fast and effective way to visually document linear assets and corridors. The railroad industry has been benefiting tremendously from LiDAR surveys due to limited track access and continuous traffic flow. LiDAR rail survey can be done at travel speed without disrupting the track time. In addition, the amount of data collected, far exceeds what a conventional survey can produce.

Vehicle Based Lidar Rail Survey can capture all dimensions and geometry of above ground assets along the entire tracks right of way. Positional accuracy of these assets is good to up to 1/10th of a foot. Lidar rail survey shows the geometry of the tracks including vertical and horizontal curves, and the 360 degree geovideo shows a visual condition and position of assets within the right of way. Sample deliverables include but not limited to:

1-Tracks Geometry

2-Plan and Profile

3- Track Charts


5-Geodatabase of all assets along the tracks

Lidar Rail Surveys can help project owner reduce risks associated with derailment as it provides an accurate geometry of the tracks. Compared to a rail geometry car. Lidar rail survey car can drive at speed limit, capture angular measurements 20 times per second, and visually reconstruct the entire terrain. These surveys can also serve as FRA regulatory compliance.

Lidar Rail Surveys can be especially beneficial for new signal design, existing signal review and future signal survey. The following items have been identified in previous projects.

  • Temporary and permanent berm locations
  • Locations to be relocated for project grading
  • Phases for in-service signal test and required interface housings
  • Track modifications (additions, removals, and names)
  • Switch and turnout sizes
  • Signals
  • AC Power Services
  • Generators (wattage/load, fuel type)
  • Generator enclosures (without generator)
  • Solar Panels
  • Radio type (ATCS, ARES, MCC, MDS, ESSR, etc.) and antennas (with height if other than standard 40’)
  • Switch heaters w/ model and fuel type
  • Mileposts
  • Housings and size
  • Milepost at locations
  • Highway Grade Crossings
  • Street name
  • Milepost
  • DOT Number
  • Centerline chaining of roads
  • Warning equipment (gates, gate length, cantilevers, cantilever length, flashers)
  • Crossing control type (HXP, XP4, 4000GCP, etc.)
  • Crossing approach lengths
  • Shunts
  • Couplers
  • Frequencies
  • Cables between housings, fiber cable
  • Detectors (HBD, DED, slide, high water, slump, etc.)
  • PSO / overlays
  • Timetable direction (if other than the typical East and West railroad).
  • Station/CP names
  • Stationing (chaining)
  • Equations and Match Lines
  • BK and Code M limits with direction arrows
  • Program names
  • Approach clearing and restart limits for automatic interlockings and automatic switches
  • Platforms
  • Applicable design notes by RR (ICS, specific equipment required
  • [VHLC, EC, Elok, Microlok, GCP4000, XP4, etc], processor/track, type track circuit)
  • Timetable speed or new design speed
  • Permanent speed restrictions
  • Job notes and IN/OUT color legend shown