Using UAV footage, 3D models and point clouds can be developed by geo-referencing and stitching together many high-resolution images. This has widespread use for environmental and industrial applications. Until now this 3D information has been assessed using 2D displays on computer monitors. A recently developed pipeline has allowed the data to be imported into room scale Virtual Reality. The immersive nature of VR enhances visualisation and identification in a way not possible before. VR allows the user to identify and classify real world data inside the virtual world without being exposed to hazardous environments that may have previously prevented inspection.
Virtual Reality is the future and the next exciting chapter for the survey industry. Geocurve believes VR will transform the way we survey and deliver data. Signing up to a Knowledge Transfer Partnership with University of Essex allows us to develop VR applications and innovate solutions to satisfy our clients’ needs.
Virtual Reality (VR) Surveying Benefits:
- No need to access dangerous or difficult to reach areas to inspect assets or make key decisions.
- Office based VR inspections allow for more people to have an input without the risk and cost of multiple site visits.
- VR inspections allow seamless comparisons between different surveys to help understand deterioration and change.
- Re-visits to assets are free from weather and tide implications at zero H&S risk.
- Working with ‘University of Essex’ allows for continuous development.