NEWS: 3D aerial laser maps provide context for BIM projects

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Survey company Greenhatch Group utilising detailed LiDAR models inside Autodesk Revit

3D models produced from aircraft mounted lasers are being used by survey company Greenhatch Group to help inform a range of Building Information Modelling (BIM) projects.

Downloaded from aerial mapping company Bluesky’s online Mapshop, the highly accurate and detailed models are being utilised inside Autodesk Revit, providing real world context to measured survey and laser scanned data.

The Bluesky height (LiDAR) data also gives Greenhatch up to date and accurate information for areas that may be inaccessible or otherwise out of bounds.    “The Bluesky photogrammetric models are invaluable when integrated alongside models produced on the ground from either traditional survey techniques or, more recently, terrestrial laser scanners,” commented Stuart Chadwick, BIM Manager at Derby based Greenhatch Group. “The data provides context for buildings we have surveyed and modelled, and gives us data for areas we have not been able to access.”  

The datasets used by Greenhatch Group are purchased from Bluesky’s online Mapshop, which offers complete nationwide coverage of aerial photography from multiple epochs, 3D models (Digital Terrain and Surface Models DTM / DSM), LiDAR data, Thermal Mapping and the National Tree Map.

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