- On 20th March 2020
Our surveyors always enjoy finding new ways to apply their skills. Once a month they take a training day to explore new geospatial technologies and techniques, so we continue to develop the range of innovative geospatial services we offer.
On a recent training day Georgia and Jake explored photogrammetry, creating this 3D model of a building on a heritage site near our head office.
Using our FARO laser scanner, Jake systematically scanned the whole structure to create a point cloud. Meanwhile, Georgia took photographs covering every angle of the building.
Back at the office, the data and photos were pieced together using RealityCapture specialist photogrammetry software, matching up key points to create a detailed, realistic 3D model, to scale.
Photogrammetry has many useful and exciting applications. For example:
• It can construct models of heritage buildings, to inform their restoration in the case of fire or damage.
• It can create a virtual reality experience of a building, which could be used for safety and evacuation planning and training.
• For complex film sets, where continuity is key, photogrammetry can create an accurate record of the set, potentially saving the time and expense of a reshoot.
To find out more about photogrammetry and how we could use it to enhance your project, get in touch today.