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Rapid City Dinosaur Park Accessibility Improvements


Rapid City, South Dakota

About the Project

Working as a subconsultant, AE2S was tasked with surveying, scanning, and performing ADA checks on the project to upgrade the local attraction that spans nearly 40 acres and hosts thousands of visitors every year.

Project Details

Date: 2021

Client: Tallgrass Landscape Architecture

Key Project Elements
  • Topographic Survey
  • 3D Scanning
  • ADA Checks
  • Drone

Utilizing Drone Technology for Enhanced Design and Visualization

Improvements included additional lighting, new paths throughout the park, educational pods, and new picnic areas. AE2S used a drone to develop a 3D point cloud that captured thousands of data points in a relatively short period of time. The 3D point cloud enables the generation of topographical information, as well as modeling various lighting arrangements for the dinosaurs.

Aerial imagery was also produced as a byproduct of the point cloud generation. The resolution of this imagery is much higher than that available from conventional sources and can be used to identify and locate items as small as curb stops.

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Rapid City Dinosaur Park Accessibility Improvements