As a separate stage to laser mesh generation, the Photometric surface images of the runway can be analyzed and tagged for cracking. Grooving for runways is predominately a manual process. The manual assessment is the best approach to detect as many cracks as possible. Cracks can be tagged with extended feature metrics, such as "sealed" and "unsealed", and separately exported.
Crack maps can be generated with respect to runway chainage, or with respect to geospatial position (or both). Finally, the photometric imaging can be exported, either with respect to chainage or geospatially.