Real World to Desktop - UAV (Drone) Measured Building & Topographical Survey


This is a short animation of a measured building survey we completed for a client. Internals were laser scanned and the externals were scanned using a UAV. Data sets were combined and used to extract floor plans and elevation drawings. A topographical survey was produced of the site along with a condition survey from aerial photos. Marketing photography and this video animation were produced as extra deliverables to aid the sale and renovation of the property.

UAVs readily address the need to capture inaccessible areas such as roofs. UAVs are best utilised when scanning the externals of buildings due to their speed. This data can then be merged as has been done here with laser scan data collected for the building internals to produce a complete point cloud of the whole building, inside and out.

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