Propelling: How Drones and 3D Mapping are Remodeling Building Design

 


Mapping is much different than it was even just a few years ago. Three-dimensional models are the new standard, improving upon the traditional two-dimensional renderings and blueprints.

Drones are a big part of this revolution and are giving everyone from architects to surveyors unprecedented access to landscapes, structures and worksites. Irene Kwan, Microdrones‘ Sales Manager for Southeast Asia, joined Propelling to explain how construction companies and municipalities are taking a new look at the way things have been done in the past.

“Traditionally for urban planning, it is carried out in two dimensions. So mostly, they have the experts there and they do the planning based on their feelings and their experience. But there is the problem, that we don’t actually know how accurate it is,” Kwan said.

Accuracy is important in any business decision but especially when mapping out entire city landscapes. Drones are providing this accuracy and, when coupled with technology like augmented reality, can give professionals complete immersion into a space. This level of precision is unprecedented and is opening new insights into the best use of land, materials and budgets.

In southeast Asia specifically, this accuracy can be lifesaving. Many areas in the region are prone to flooding and natural disaster, so it is crucial that public office holders have exact routes mapped out for citizens. Drones are helping to identify vulnerabilities in cities that would have previously gone unnoticed until was too late.

Listen to Kwan explain how three-dimensional modeling can be applied to urban sprawl, land development, virtual reality, emergency management and even some incredible Hollywood special effects.

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