Reality Capture on a Challenging Construction Site

What’s the fastest and easiest way to document a changing and challenging construction site with multiple floors and tight spaces? Walking the site with a backpack mapping system offers a solution. This video shows a three-story building that was fully mapped and georeferenced in 25 minutes using a Leica Pegasus:Backpack. The data was processed in less than two hours, with no targets or registration needed. Where will these capabilities take the construction industry, and what applications do you envision for this technology? Watch the video and share your comments.

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How Backpack Mapping Transforms BIM Documentation

As every building construction professional knows, having accurate and timely documentation is key to ensuring that projects are completed on time and on budget. All too often, however, existing documentation is inaccurate, out of date or missing, and obtaining documentation during construction is time-consuming and complicated. This situation leads to guesswork and, ultimately, rework. Reality capture in the form of point clouds and imagery provides an attractive solution, but what’s the best way to capture reality indoors and out, as well as up and down stairs?

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