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Combining UAV Photo Point Clouds and Terrestrial Laser Scanning in ReCap 360 Pro
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Terrestrial laser scanning enables accurate capture of complex spaces, such as the interior of factories, hospitals, process plants, and civil infrastructure. Reconstruction of 3D shape and appearance from unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)-based photographs enables operators to rapidly capture exterior structures and their surroundings. Merging these technologies helps users quickly and accurately capture their entire facility—including impractical areas such as rooftops—and provide outdoor context to indoor scans for complete site mapping. We will present workflows for combining terrestrial scan data and UAV photo models into a unified point cloud for visualization, interrogation, design, modeling, and analysis. We will highlight how operators can capitalize on the accuracy and reliability of laser scanning through UAVs’ capability to quickly capture expansive environments in great detail, and provide reality-captured context to improve downstream workflows in AutoCAD software, Revit software, and InfraWorks software. This session features ReCap 360. AIA Approved

Key Learnings

  • Learn how to align registered, terrestrial laser scans with scaled and aligned photo point clouds using survey control
  • Learn how to create scaled and aligned photo point clouds using organic control points from laser scans
  • Learn best practices for the collection of laser scan and UAV photos for efficiently creating high-quality interior and exterior point clouds of large industrial and commercial spaces
  • Learn about workflows for preparing point clouds for use in design tools such as AutoCAD, Revit, and InfraWorks

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