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A drone video and 3D modeling software have been used to create a 3D model of the damage that occurred to Highway 1 close to Big Sur in California.

Highway 1 damage made visible in 3D model based on drone video

A drone video and 3D modeling software have been used to create a 3D model of the damage that occurred to Highway 1 close to Big Sur in California.

Highway 1 damage made visible in 3D model based on drone video

On Thursday night heavy ran fall caused a substantial part of the scenic Highway 1 near Big Sur in California to collapse and slide into the Pacific Ocean. The washout occurred about 15 miles south of Big Sur and it is unclear how long it will take for the road to be repaired.

“It’s going to be closed until further notice,” said Colin Jones, a Caltrans spokesman for the area as reports by the San  Francisco Chronicle. “We have a contractor on board but until the assessment is done, we don’t have a timeline for repair.”

The newspaper published a video of the damaged stretch of highway on Youtube, which in turn has been used to create a 3D model by Dr. Kathleen Tuite who said:

I turned this amazing drone video from @LiPoChing of the big gouge in Highway 1 into a 3D model. Pretty impressive the volume of land that last week’s rain carved away…

The 3D model shows the power of drones and 3D modeling software as it allows us to quickly get a rough estimate of the situation, the damage, and the volume of land that has been swept away.

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  • it would have been interesting to have narration of the hwy 1 video to see and hear how it was done and how the program worked.