Add Indoor Mobile Mapping to our list of enhanced service offerings. For those not yet familiar with this new technology, it employs a suite of cameras and laser scanners mounted on a trolley that can be rolled across a floor to quickly capture a 360-degree point cloud of an interior space. An onboard computer merges the color imagery and scan data to create a photo-realistic 3D point cloud model in real time.
“We captured a 50,000-square-foot commercial office space in 90 minutes with centimeter accuracy,” said Mark Hanna, President of PrecisionPoint. “The same project would have taken at least eight hours with traditional laser scanners.”
For our indoor mobile mapping pilot project, PrecisionPoint worked with NavVis of Munich, Germany, to scan the office space with the NavVis M3 Mobile Trolley.
The tradeoff with mobile scanning technology is between speed and accuracy. The trolley is faster than stationary scanning, but the accuracy is measured in centimeters, not millimeters. So, it’s important to note that mobile scanning will appeal to specific applications where centimeter-accuracy is sufficient. Our pilot project where the commercial office building owner requested 3D indoor documentation to plan a renovation is a perfect example. The client was pleased with the quality of the data and the fast delivery.
“We delivered the interior as-built map in Revit to the customer in a couple days,” said Hanna.
What are some other applications for mobile mapping? Planning factory production lines and creating baseline data sets for Facility Management are two more. In addition, many consumer applications will be built on this technology (to support VR navigation) for retail stores, airports, museums, and shopping malls.
We are launching Mobile Indoor Mapping as a new service effective immediately. If you have an interior space to map, contact PrecisionPoint today!