Category Archives: KAP

Drone head/ KAP head

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I am a little surprised at how operating SUA has changed my approach to low level aerial photography. In theory, with a drone I can wait for the light, launch, shoot and bag the frame I want. In practice this … Continue reading

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Scan to plan…working with low density SLAM data

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Low density data is often the name of the game with laser scan surveys and as SUA cover and simultaneous location and measurement (SLAM) systems emerge the dreaded dot to dot drawing game gets unavoidable. ZebRevo will soon have serious … Continue reading

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Why KAP is different to SUA photography

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Positioning a camera by kite is a straight forward affair. You can either get over your subject or you can’t. The camera lies on the path between you and the kite and although catenary or slack line comes into play … Continue reading

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Your 2019 KAP calendar

KAP oportunities this year seem to have been fewer than previous, a mix of work commitments and a see-saw of gales and calms have plagued me but, none the less I’m surprised at what’s turned up: January: Wicker dancers in … Continue reading

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Reality Capture..really?

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I see a lot of these and, very occasionally I see them translated into drawings, the kind of drawings clients want for mark up. The business of reality capture is storming ahead, we now have tools for passive capture like … Continue reading

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A tale of 2 rigs.

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Canon S95 on 2 axis auto rig, power by mobile ‘phone battery control by Click Pan Pro. The tilt servo is a high torque model which means this rig can take the heavy Conon EosM if it needs to. Suspension … Continue reading

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As built 1856

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Preliminary results of metric survey for conservation. TST traverse and wireframe plus rectified photography, measured drawing and roof details by KAP: B

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Pendulum vs Picavet FAB

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A brain damaged noob writes – what is the difference in use between a pendulum and a picavet? ie the FAB of each solution. Thanks Good question. Turns out ‘FAB’ means ‘features, advantages & benefits’ so the following might be … Continue reading

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The twin churches at Swaffham Prior

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Any visitor to Swaffham Prior will be puzzled at to why there are 2 churches in the same churchyard there. The story something of  a puzzle but there are good online sources which cover the detail. In this post find … Continue reading

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Unlearning line: what is LOD 500?

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Originally posted on Billboyheritagesurvey's Blog:
Can a survey scale relate to a BIM* LOD? “LOD 500: The Model Element is a field verified representation in terms of size, shape, location, quantity, and orientation. Non-graphic information may also be attached…

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