NZCI Limited - Crash Analysis and Insurance Investigation Services

Forensic Mapping

Forensic Mapping is the process of accurately mapping scene evidence to produce accurate scale diagrams. The data collected can often be crucial in reconstructing a variety of incidents.

Scene measurements may be obtained using a variety of methods such as a simple tape measure, or using sophisticated electronic measuring devises.

NZCI has acquired a Sokkia SET5X theodolite to map scenes and other evidence. This device is a precision electronic instrument using laser technology accurate to within a few millimetres.

Once the measuring data has been obtained, scale scene diagrams are produced using computer aided design, (CAD) software.

Crime scene mapDiagrams reveal vehicle collision dynamics and enable a clearer understanding of sequences of events as opposed to attempting to picture it in ones mind.

Our investigators have utilised forensic mapping to assist in solving all types of crashes, an accidental shooting, insurance claim in relation to a liquor store robbery, fire investigations, homicides, fraudulent burglary insurance claims, serious crimes, property damage claims and security site plans.

Elevation diagramUpdated technology has meant that vehicle engine computer modules (ECM’s) that are recording valuable crash data are being used more frequently. This data combined with crash analysis and precision scene surveying allow for the most accurate crash reconstructions currently available.

NZCI have been utilising this method of investigation on heavy motor vehicles since 2007 and have gained valuable knowledge and experience in this field.

Time lapse scene diagram

If you require a crash or other incident to be reconstructed as accurately possible or simply require further information as to how forensic mapping might assist you or your company please contact us for more information.

Optical Services are our preferred supplier and service agent for precision measuring instruments.

Please contact us for more information our forensic mapping services.

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(09) 536 6105
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Industry Affiliations

NZCI (or some of our staff) are members of or actively collaborate with the following national and international organisations:

  • ANZIIF - Australian an New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance
  • IAATI - International Association of Auto Theft Investigation
  • ASPACI - Australasian & South Pacific Association of Collision Investigators

Nationwide Service

We provide crash investigation, crash analysis and general investigation services to clients nationwide:

North Island

Kaitaia, Kaeo, Whangarei, Marsden Point, Waipu, Dargaville, Kaiwaka, Wellsford, Warkworth, Auckland, Thames, Coromandel, Waihi, Matamata, Huntly, Hamilton, Tirau, Taumranui, Tokoroa, Rotorua, Taupo, Turangi, Waiouru, Gisborne, Hastings, Napier, New Plymouth, Wanganui, Tauranga, Waipukarau, Palmerston North, Bulls, Foxton, Paraparaumu, Wellington

South Island

Nelson, Kaikoura, Greymouth, Cheviot, Reefton, Christchurch, Timaru, Dunedin, Roxburgh, Queenstown, Balclutha, Invercargill