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.
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.
Updated 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.
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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Fonterra operate some 480 tanker/trailer units collecting milk from our 10,000 plus suppliers every day during the peak of the season. We operate on all kinds of public roads, farm roadways and all types of environments/weather conditions where it is deemed safe.Gavin LYSAGHT, NZ Operations - Transport Health, Safety & Environmental Manager, Fonterra
Doing some 86 million kilometers annually we do have a number of unplanned events. The key is to learn from these events and this is where NZCI have assisted greatly. The investigation starts with the scene of the accident followed by interviews with people involved and the detailed reports provided lay a great foundation for the Company to establish root cause of the incident.
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