The fast-growing network around unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), as well as the availability of cloud-based processing and analysis services, enables the emergence of a category of new workflows that disrupt the conventional surveying methods. By flying a UAV around a house or a building to capture aerial images, and by processing such images to produce meaningful 2D orthographic views and 3D data using Autodesk, Inc., photo-to-3D service, we have developed a complete solution that delivers the necessary reports in a fraction of the time and cost usually necessary to get such reports. Insurance adjusters are now being offered a completely new, automated solution that avoids using ladders to climb on roofs to measure or visually inspect them following a claim. Come and check out how this solution works, and how the same workflow can be applied to many other use cases and industries.
- Learn how to use ReCap Photo-to-3D service with aerial photos
- Learn about tools to develop a UAV-to-cloud solution
- Learn about 3D analysis tools based on 2D orthographic views
- Learn about optimal flight paths to capture photos of buildings and houses
Dominique Pouliquen is marketing director for the Reality Solutions Group inside Information Modeling and Platform Products Group of Autodesk, Inc., in charge of promoting the ReCap software family of products and services. Dominique joined Autodesk through the acquisition of REALVIZ in May 2008, a company that he co-founded in March 1998 from a technology transfer with National Research Institute for Computer Sciences and Automatics (INRIA). He was CEO of this company for 10 years, developing its image-based, content-creation software business in the special effects and digital imaging markets throughout the world. Dominique has spent his career in the computer graphics industry since graduating in 1986 with an engineering degree from Ecole supérieure d'électronique de l'Ouest, Angers, France.