Mapping services for two of the largest High Speed Rail projects as well as a Light Rail project are currently underway in the United States. All three rail projects are located in Central Florida.
Aerial Cartographics of America (ACA) has already begun acquiring high-resolution aerial imagery producing design-grade digital terrain models and orthorectified maps for two of the major rail corridors. One of the high-speed rail projects covers 85 miles from Orlando to Tampa, while the other will span 230 miles between Orlando and Miami. The light rail, known as SunRail, will serve as a commuter line extending 61 miles from Deland to Poinciana Industrial Park and will eventually connect to the Central Florida High Speed Rail.
ACA was contracted by HNTB and PB World to provide 3D mapping products to support the planning and design phases for the two high speed rail projects. One corridor will connect the Orlando and Tampa International Airports, and the second will link Orlando and the Miami Intermodal Center near the Miami International Airport. These advanced rail networks could have speeds exceeding 200 miles per hour.