With the goal of giving surveyors a better understanding of the topographic data captured by drone mapping sensors, Virtual Surveyor has unveiled Profile View functionality in Version 8.4 of its popular surveying software.
Profile View enables users to generate an elevation profile simply by drawing an onscreen traverse across any part of the data set created from drone imagery or LiDAR point clouds.
“For comprehensive understanding of the terrain, surveyors need to view their elevation data in 2D, 3D and in profile,” said Tom Op ‘t Eyndt, Virtual Surveyor CEO. “The Virtual Surveyor software now offers all three types of viewing so users can look at their data from any angle and perspective.”
Virtual Surveyor is a robust surveying software that bridges the gap between drone photogrammetric processing applications and engineering design packages, enabling surveyors to derive topographic information from drone data needed by engineers for construction, mining, and excavation projects. The software presents an interactive onscreen environment with drone orthophotos, digital surface models (DSMs), and/or LiDAR point clouds where users generate CAD models, create cut-and-fill maps, and calculate volume reports.
The Profile View allows users to draw straight or curved lines to cut across the terrain surface or follow an irregular feature, such as a road. The elevation profile is displayed in a new window that opens on screen. Profile View functionality will be valuable for surveyors working in any application related to construction, surface mining, landfill, and other types of excavation.
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