Publication Date: Jul 2020
When using dense, high-precision survey data, the method for management and visualization of the data can have a large impact on the final decision making process. This is an important factor when accurate shape reconstruction is required, as there are significant trade-offs with traditional approaches. For applications where it is critical to know exactly the shape and size of surveyed objects, a high-resolution 3D mesh is likely the best option.
There is no doubt that sonar has revolutionized the way in which we are able to map the seafloor. This huge advancement, however came with one key drawback — the introduction of ‘noise’.
The National Society of Professional Surveyors has, as its first pledge of a professional land surveyor “To give the utmost of performance”. While this mantra provides a continued mentorship to the professional as they carry out their geo-scrutiny it also acts as a guiding principal for those of us behind the scenes that deliver the tools, training and support of technology.