By creating a 3D visual of project sites; architects, project managers, engineers, exploration and production teams can make critical operational decisions, manage safety and security, perform financial analysis, and ensure cohesive accurate data is being used, without ever leaving the office.
Web GIS is simply a geographic information system (GIS) that is accessed through any web browser, such as Chrome or Internet Explorer. Modern Web GIS is becoming more accessible, easier to create and manage, cheaper to implement, and completely customizable. Most Web GIS created today can be accessed through browsers on desktops and mobile devices anywhere in the world, and can be updated in real-time. The cost to access data and host a GIS can be as low as pennies per month and customization is completely up to you!
As some of you may already know, ORTHOSHOP Geomatics Ltd has recently re-branded our company to OGL Engineering. This new brand better reflects who we are as an engineering company and the wide array of services that we provide to our clients.
In the first part of this 2-part series, we outlined the benefits and drawbacks of using either photogrammetry or LiDAR to generate a digital elevation model (DEM), with a focus on how the two methods perform in different environments.
In this second article, we will discuss how photogrammetry and LiDAR can be used in tandem to improve the solution as a whole.