New Flight Mode Adds As-Built Surveying Capabilities to Drone Data Capture App

By Mike Ball / 06 Jun 2017
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3DR Site Scan Perimeter Scan
3DR has announced Perimeter Scan, a new flight mode for the Site Scan Field iOS drone data platform app for architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) professionals.

Perimeter Scan enables AEC professionals to capture vertical and oblique structures and façades with autonomous drone flights. This provides a fast and cost-effective way to perform as-built surveys as projects evolve over time, in addition to simplifying the ways users measure stockpiles, inspect infrastructure, and more. Users choose the area they want to scan and Site Scan automatically generates the flight path, ensuring the whole site is captured effectively.

3DR customer, Argyle Asia, used perimeter scan for an as-built survey, making their workflow five times more productive and creating a rich, detailed 3D mesh and point cloud. “I think perimeter scan is the first of its kind,” said James Hadden, Director of Property Development & Construction Management Services at Argyle. “No other commercial drone solution provides the ability to autonomously scan vertical structures at this level of detail.”

“Perimeter Scan marks an important next step in the evolution of Site Scan,” said Chris Anderson, co-founder and CEO of 3DR. “For too long, the vertical dimension of a jobsite has been difficult to capture: the flight path was too complex to perform autonomously, which limited a drone’s ability to collect accurate data for 3D modeling. Now, with perimeter scan, we’re enabling users to capture a new dimension of their jobsite, making their meshes and point clouds more detailed than ever before.”

In addition to Perimeter Scan, 3DR has also released an all-new version of Site Scan Manager, the company’s web application, which features a redesigned interface that is simpler and more intuitive, and makes it easier to track progress over time, measure stockpile volumes, and more.

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Posted by Mike Ball Mike Ball is our resident technical editor here at Unmanned Systems Technology. Combining his passion for teaching, advanced engineering and all things unmanned, Mike keeps a watchful eye over everything related to the unmanned technical sector. With over 10 years’ experience in the unmanned field and a degree in engineering, Mike’s been heading up our technical team here for the last 8 years. Connect & Contact