Drones to create 3D models
We were recently helped to create 3D images of a historic building in Derbyshire. This was music to our ears as it’s been something we’ve been interested in for some time and seems like a pretty cool thing to be able to do.
We needed to fly the UAV around the building systematically taking overlapping photos of all the aspects making sure nothing was missed. This data is then input into a particular software program and with a bit of IT ingenuity a 3D image appears on the screen. This allows you to “walk” your way around the building on your computer. Yep, we were impressed, very smart.
The uses of this type of work is endless, from showcasing and documenting properties, to archeological mapping and mine resource management.
But, for me I would love to put my feet up in front of the fire and have the chance to take small “walks” around the Taj Mahal. I wonder what the regulations regarding UAVs are in India. Lunar is keen to make the trip.