Point Clouds 

DATA TYPES

 

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Using specialist computer software, we combine high resolution imagery and accurate GPS positioning data to recreate a site in 3D.

Point clouds are regularly used in design and build projects, whether that is as the baseline to design upon, or as a detailed record once construction is completed.

Our point clouds also play a vital role in digital asset management, from monitoring for subsidence, to creating a 3D digital twin - drones capture spatial data more efficiently than traditional methods.



The State of the Industry

The world will need to spend at least $57 trillion on building and maintaining infrastructure between now and 2030, saving money on every facet of a project is a necessity. Critical Infrastructure services need to be smarter, greener, and more efficient than ever, in today’s technologically advanced world a comprehensive digital overview is essential for success in design and maintenance. Our primary focus is on working with our partners to realise the full potential of asset digitisation from drone data.

Point clouds are often made up of millions of individual points, each with their own X, Y and Z value. These highly accurate 3D datasets can be viewed by their RBG value (colour) or their Z value (elevation) - ideal for topographic surveys or asset inspections, have you considered using drone technology for your projects? 

 

“From proof of concept through to actionable surveys Future Aerial produced some exeptional data within the extremely stringent safety standards at Crossrail.

We used the data across all our teams for many more uses than originally intended and for many months during the development on site.

WHAT IS A POINT CLOUD?

Point Cloud Use Cases

Future Aerial provide point cloud data for a wide variety of clients and purposes. A few examples are:

  • Stockpile Measurements 
  • Cut and Fill Calculations
  • Inspections
  • Topographic Surveys
  • As built surveys 
  • Construction Progress Updates

Crossrail
The requirement here was to produce highly accurate data for planning and setting out across the key supply site at C610 and to explore the potential uses of 3d mesh models in partnership with Bentley context capture and Costain. Data was used every day by all the teams involved at Plumstead and still continues to be used as development continues.

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Point Cloud Data  

We acquire, process and deliver accurate, high resolution point cloud data for use in AutoCAD and GIS software packages. As part of the same drone survey, we can also provide the following outputs:

  • Georeferenced Aerial Photos
  • Orthomosaic imagery (GeoTIFF) or similar
  • Digital elevation models (DEM)
  • Digital terrain models (DTM)

Point clouds can often be many GBs in size, if sharing data is an issue, we can provide the data via online applications that allows you to navigate the point cloud and take measurements - removing the need to wait for data downloads or purchase specialist software.

Check out our Sectors page via the link below to find out how our point clouds are used to enhance projects across a wide range of disciplines. Contact us at info.futureaerial.com to find out more.

SOME OF THE COMPANIES WE WORK WITH

SOME OF THE COMPANIES WE WORK WITH

bbc
Royal-haskoning
costain
National-Trust
crossrail
Environment-agency
Erith
FT
Virgin
hpc
JBA
hs2
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Email : info@futureaerial.com
Phone : 020 34758048

Email : info@futureaerial.com
Phone : 0207 7577489

Email : info@futureaerial.com
Phone : 0207 7577489

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London
W1W 7LT

Future Aerial Innovations,
50 Ashbourne Road,
London W5 3DJ

Future Aerial Innovations,
50 Ashbourne Road,
London W5 3DJ