Drone surveying suite adds useful new functionality in latest release.
The company says that the new feature allows users to create lightweight CAD models of curbs and gutters along streets and other built up areas from UAV-derived orthophotos and elevation models.
Critically, it allows curb heights taken in the field to be entered as offsets starting from the back of the curb, then extrapolates top and bottom values along the length of the curb and gutter — extending under overhanging objects and mapping geometry around c0rners.
“Accurately mapping the height of curbs and geometry of gutters is critical for modeling the flow of water away from streets and other pavement surfaces into drains and dewatering infrastructure,” said Virtual Surveyor CEO, Tom Op ‘t Eyndt.
“The new capability maps the existing curb and gutter configuration as a baseline for planning reconstruction or repairs of streets and sidewalks.”
The new feature headlines a list of improvements in Virtual Surveyor 7.6, including improved outlines and mapping for circles and rectangles, automatic interpolation of elevation between vertices, and user interface improvements.
The new curb and gutter feature is included in Virtual Surveyor Ridge and Peak editions. Existing users will be upgraded to version 7.6 automatically.
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