3D Mapping is a recent development in survey technology. It uses a 3D scanner to measure and digitise real-world objects and structures.
Currently, there are various types of 3D scanners each based on different technologies such as photogammetry, Simultaneous Localisation And Mapping (SLAM), and static laser scanning. Each of them, takes a different approach to 3D mapping and has their own limitations, advantages and costs.
Regardless, the resulting product would be a 3D digital model of the object or structure of interest. This model can then be used for a wide variety of applications such as architectural/ engineering design, measured drawings, as-built, conservation, inspection, Building Information Modelling (BIM), volumetric/ dimensional analysis, and even Virtual Reality (VR) simulation.
Why is it important?
As technology progresses, the demands of clients evolve as well. Building designs are becoming more complex and integrated. The ability to design and communicate in three dimensions becomes ever more crucial. At Lee Boon Haw Surveyors Pte. Ltd. we have the necessary tools to help you with 3D data capture and modelling.