Realistic Maps through Drones and 3D Mapping
In today’s world, it is easy to understand why 3D mapping holds such an important role in the lives of almost everybody. This is why the regular individual often does not need to have to think hard in order to determine why 3D maps are necessary and why they are commercially useful too.
It is easy to see why most companies these days would want their estates to be completely mapped. Many also want to do the same thing with their machinery. In an age where people want to stay formed and up to date, 3D mapping makes it possible for individuals to not just track any maintenance need, it allows for better flaw detection and makes it possible for designs to be improved as well.
There is also the fact that the use of 3D mapping makes it possible for any place’s physical actuality to be saved. Over time, places change and transform. Oft-times, when this happens, it is very common to lose something of what used to be there. In many cases, this usually means forever.
As this happens, many people often wonder if there are better methods that will help visualize the changes that took place in these settings. Some are wondering if there is a better way to preserve how things are today in a way that will benefit those that will be taking over in the future. As it turns out, 3D Maps can be used to help provide necessary place information and details that will allow better contextual understanding of it. Unlike 2D photographs, the detailing in 3D maps makes it possible for a person to feel as if he is actually there and seeing the place for himself.
Using drones to create 3D maps
The use of drones to make 3D maps is made possible through photogrammetry. This means using photography in mapping and surveying to measure the distance between objects.
In the past, this is done through the use of high-quality cameras that are fitted in aeroplanes. The planes had to fly back and forth over the areas that are being mapped. Today, with the use of drones that are equipped with top quality cameras, it is easier to perform photogrammetry in a quicker and less expensive manner.
It all starts with a POI or point of interest fight. This requires the drone to fly around the setting that is being mapped, circling over it and taking numerous photos. The drone’s GPS is then used to record the specific ovation when each photograph was taken, the direction of the camera, as well as other details that are needed to create the 3D map. A scanning flight happens next. This is where the drone has to pass across the site that is mapped back and forth. It will need to take pictures again with all the necessary details. Combining these two together creates a 3D map- and a very realistic one that.