How Can I Use 3D Models to Inspect Rebar Walls?

Our caller for today, Jon is using a Phantom 4 Pro to map a construction site. He wants to know the best mapping workflow so that the steel rebars can be accurately inspected by the project management team.

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02:23 – Our question for today is about acquiring data for inspecting rebar walls on a construction site
03:29 – How COVID has resulted in rising usage of drone inspections
04:50 – What is an orthomosaic? Paul explains in simple terms
05:20 – What is the best workflow for flying a construction site and accurately capturing data?
06:10 – How to use Drone Deploy and Pix4D for creating am an easily navigable 3D model
06:42 – Can you lose access to your data if it stored on the cloud?
08:43 -Should you use GCP’s to build a drone model for a construction site? 09:40 – Can your replace Matterport with Pix4D Cloud?
10:25 – Does DroneDeploy offer cloud processing? Paul explains how you can exert better control using Pix4D Cloud
15:15 – Using Pix4D Cloud, what sort of information is available that is not available in Matterport
17:08 – Why is the Inspire 2-X7 a great combo for drone mapping?
20:23 – We have some interesting virtual mapping classes coming up soon. Check them out now!

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