How 3D Virtual Reality is Changing the Construction Industry

by Tate Jones

2 years and 3 months ago

Tags 3d augmented reality bim infrastructure laser scanning

I recently met some truly amazing people from all over America and Europe who are doing some very forward thinking things with 3D virtual reality in both transportation BIM systems and augmented reality. Here’s a snapshot of what I saw.

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Tate Jones

Tate Jones is president of 3D Laser Surveys, a Division of LandAir Surveying. He has more than 40 years of experience in land and aerial surveying and is a nationally recognized expert in the field of 3D data capture.


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On October 04, 2012 Charles Dall wrote:

Correct me if I am wrong.  Inside a building with 3 or 4 wi-fi units on diffrent frequencies would allow a user, with the right program, to have a triangulated position.  The advantage would be that the wi-fi units could be tied to the finished floor elevation and be able to give good z.  If the locations of the wi-fi units are tied horizontally with a good as-built then the user’s mobile unit would also be tied to state plane or world coords.

On October 08, 2012 Tate Jones 1 wrote:

Charles great point.  Multiple Wi-Fi signals can triangulate your position.  In a discussion on this subject the 3D engineers brought up this point.  It was discussed that unless the system was set up initially to be used it was hard to get a precise location.  The other constraint is that most of this occurs in construction zones which are not always set up for wi-fi but this is definitely one of the main areas that are trying to be used.
thanks for you interest.