The team at geospatial 3D mapping specialist GeoSLAM has produced a digital twin of one of the world’s most haunted mansions, The Winchester Mystery House, using the newly-launched ZEB Go.
It may be hard to believe the feat of scanning this vast architectural landmark, built in 1886. The site, located in the City of San José, spans 4.5 acres and the four-story mansion covers 24,000 square feet, featuring some 160 rooms, as well as 40 staircases, basements and a myriad of passages, corridors and alcoves.
Considering the building’s complexities, the survey called for a mobile mapping system that could easily negotiate the confined and difficult-to-access places that wouldn’t mean days or weeks spent onsite.The Zeb Go’s ‘walk and scan’ method of data collection enabled GeoSLAM’s sales director Jackie Guilbault and senior solutions architect Brian D Rosensteel, to rapidly capture the building and understand its layout, digitally.
An exterior scan, containing 172.3 million points and 820 high resolution images, was captured in just 20 minutes using the ZEB Discovery, and the 160 interior rooms were scanned in under 3 hours with the ZEB Go. The result? A comprehensive digital model, including detailed 2D and 3D floorplans of the enormous mansion, produced significantly quicker than traditional survey equipment.
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