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TAG: digital terrain model

Bluesky 3D building models aid designs for London residences

September 22, 2020By
Image: Bluesky

London building-design agency DCSK is using 3D building models from Bluesky to inform the design of high-profile urban residential developments. Derived from the most up-to-date and accurate aerial photography, the Bluesky 3D models allow DCSK to place a design within its real-world context, consider sensitive view and vantage points, and communicate ideas to clients, planning authorities and the public. DCSK... read more

3 keys to successful canopy penetration

August 26, 2020By
Photo: RedTail

RedTail Lidar System’s RTL-400 delivers the trifecta Summer is here, and with it comes the challenge of creating accurate topographic maps under tree canopies. The adoption of drone-based, 3D light detection and ranging — or lidar — is emerging as the go-to sensing technique to meet this challenge consistently, safely and cost effectively. Designed specifically for use on small drones,... read more

Exploring Shetland’s uninhabited Kame of Isbister with GNSS and UAV

March 25, 2020By
3D model: The heatmap of the Kame of Isbister shows elevations and the archaeological site. (Image: Emlid)

The mysterious and fascinating Kame of Isbister is situated in Shetland’s north mainland near the North Roe. The location has been studied several times, including by the Extreme Archaeology TV series in 2003. The uninhabited grassland continues to attract explorers because of a series of secret structures. Those structures are hidden on the sea-faced slope and can’t be seen from the land nearby. One... read more

SimActive updates Correlator3D for mining

September 5, 2018By
According to SimActive, users can now process raw data, produce point clouds and digital surface models, and perform volumetric calculations with the Correlator3D workflow. (Photo: SimActive)

SimActive has updated its Correlator3D end-to-end photogrammetry software to include tools for users to generate precise statistics on mining activities, with improved volumetric calculation. The integrated tools allow users to generate precise statistics on mining activities. The Correlator3D software performs aerial triangulation and produces dense digital surface models, digital terrain models, point clouds, orthomosaics and vectorized 3D features. Applications like mineral... read more

SimActive launches free data-processing service using Correlator3D

March 16, 2018By

SimActive Inc., a developer of photogrammetry software, is offering a new free data-processing service using Correlator3D. New users can upload their first UAV, satellite or aerial image project to obtain digital surface model (DSM), digital terrain model (DTM), point cloud and orthomosaic outputs. Along with optimal results, users also receive tailored feedback, recommendations and training from SimActive experts. The service requires... read more