Susan Smith has worked as an editor and writer in the technology industry for over 16 years. As an editor she has been responsible for the launch of a number of technology trade publications, both in print and online. Currently, Susan is the Editor of GISCafe and AECCafe, as well as those sites’ … More »
AECCafe Voice’s Reality Capture Questionnaire
February 28th, 2018 by Susan Smith
Reality Capture has taken the AEC world by storm in recent years with its ability to capture existing conditions and create 3D models out of photographs or laser scans, without seams. Technologies used include 3D laser scanning, mobile and aerial LiDAR, and photogrammetry. This resulting point data is reconstructed into a 3D model. While accurate, LiDAR only captures 3D data leaving color out. Photogrammetry is another method by which Reality Capture is achieved. This type of Reality Capture uses photographs to reconstruct a 3D image.
Some of the services offered around Reality Capture may include georeferencing, image registration, automatic calibration, calculating a polygon mesh, coloring, texture, parallel projections, DSM, simplification, scaling, filtration, coordinate system conversion, smoothing, measurement, inspection, and methods of imports and exports. Both camera images and laser scans can be combined. It’s also possible to collect 3D scan data using smartphone technologies.
Not only does reality capture offer a better way to produce designs or inspect existing structures, but it also provides new business opportunities.
The following are some questions for your consideration. Materials will be considered for a feature story appearing in this blog.
Please have completed questionnaire and accompanying materials to me by March 10, 2018. Thank you for participating. Susan.firstname.lastname@example.org
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