Richmond, Virginia, United States
The goal of this $17,000 project was to create a video for the general public that
explained the lane-reversal procedure the Virginia Department of Emergency
Management will use on I- 64 in the event of a hurricane evacuation. The
McCormick Taylor visualization team developed an animation showing the
directions that traffic will flow during an evacuation.
The challenge was developing a clear cartographic style while changing scale
during the flying sequence. A standard GIS database was used to export
mapping images at different scales. MicroStation and Bentley Descartes were
used for rendering, animation, and camera manipulation to create a customized
animation that will help the public understand how to drive through the
interchanges during an evacuation.
Midland Survey Services
Heritage Building Model
Since culturally important heritage sites can be lost or devalued through intentional
harm, natural disaster, or development. Midland, Australia, wanted to demonstrate
the value of recording dimensional information on historical buildings through 3D
modeling and point cloud data captured via terrestrial laser scanners.
MicroStation and the Pointools Vortex API engine allowed 3D designers to use
large point cloud databases without expensive additional software or extensive
retraining. By adopting this approach, Midland clients have increased their use
of 3D laser scanning without the need for expensive third-party software or