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Webinar: HORIZONTAL OPTIMIZATION | Using LiDAR & Earthwork Optimization Software to Better Locate Roads

Updated July 18, 2023

This article applies to:
  • Softree Optimal

Earthwork optimization technology generates the lowest cost road location (both horizontally and vertically) based on earthwork volume and movement costs, as well as constraints such as minimum grades. Road optimization offers new opportunities to take advantage of more robust survey data, like UAV and LiDAR data, and improve engineering workflows, all before setting out in the field.

In this webinar:

  • We worked with a LiDAR-based digital terrain model
  • Horizontally optimized a proposed road alignment (includes vertical alignment optimization)
  • Reviewed costs and explored the impact of design changes