Public Safety, Accident Scene, and Forensic Applications in PhotoModeler

Use a Camera to Diagram, Measure and Scan in Accident Reconstruction and Forensics

PhotoModeler photogrammetry software provides accurate measurement and 3D models for many public safety, accident reconstruction and forensic tasks. A very fast, accurate and cost-effective method. Pick your application area below, try the download, or watch the product tour.

A pdf brochure can be found here.

Successful Case History

PhotoModeler has a long and successful history in forensics and accident reconstruction, covering many years. PhotoModeler has been used in many court cases, and has successfully passed Daubert and Fryre trials. Please contact our sales team if you need a case list.


There are a number of applications for photogrammetry in accident reconstruction and forensics. We have divided them into four categories. Click on one of the links below to get further detail.

Accident Scene Diagrams : generating diagrams and maps of existing scenes using your camera.

Vehicle Crush Measurement : measuring crush of vehicles from either your camera or from unknown cameras.

Crime Scenes : crime scene diagramming, 3D bullet trajectory determination, shoe and tire print scanning, and blood spatter measurement.

Surveillance Video : suspect height recovery, and diagrams from a single photo.

Also see the SAE papers on crush measurement on the Case Studies page. 

Some Customers

  • Alaska State Troopers 
  • Arizona Department of Public Safety 
  • Biomechanical Research & Testing
  • Crashteams Exponent 
  • FBI
  • Federal Police Academy, Germany 
  • Knott Laboratory
  • Massachusetts State Police
  • Metropolitan Police Department of Japan 
  • Minnesota State Patrol
  • National Police Agency of Japan
  • National Transportation Safety Board
  • New Jersey State Police 
  • New York State Police
  • Northwestern University Traffic Institute 
  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police
  • San Diego Department Of Public Works 
  • Solicitor General of Canada 
  • Transportation Safety Board, Canada
  • US Naval Criminal Investigation
  • Utah Highway Patrol 
  • Washington State Patrol
  • Wisconsin State Patrol

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