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Metric drawings from point clouds : the basics

In Recap point clouds are impressive. To get to something you can draw from they need slicing. Remember line of sight from the scanner will result in lost data in occluded areas, the ‘dark’ shadows are holes in the data. … Continue reading

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L1D-20c image quality: 1st thoughts

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This is not definitive, so far I have only used this camera on the default ‘auto’ settings but I want to get a start on this, if nothing else to set a datum for what, hopefully follows. The L1D-20c is … 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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Plot lines: CAD to PDF

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I have clients who want definitive plots from PDF, they don’t want DWG they actually want paper and, for them, PDF is paper equivalent. I quickly discovered PDF does its own thing when it comes to line weights, and to … Continue reading

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The profitable Rodde or Staffe 1556

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Ye shall prepare two small straight, stiffe, round or rather square rods of mettall or of wood, well plained of like bigness and length. Although it make no matter what length, yet to avoid the errores which little instruments and … Continue reading

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The sky in the water: Manea Pit

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Vegetation follows the baulks of the flooded clay, not gravel, pit. Most pits in these parts are dug for gravel, the Manea Pit was dug for the re-enforcement of the banks of the washes. From the Manea Pit Management Plan … Continue reading

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2 kites, 2 cameras and a windpump

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The rain radar showed a clear spot half an hour from where I was working, I watched the met data update and clipped off work as quick as I could to try and catch the light over the marshes. All … Continue reading

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A pattern of dyke, level and drain on Halvergate Marshes

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Take the train  from Norwich to Yarmouth and, as the railcar rattles its way from Acle towards the sea you pass along flatlands dotted with windmills, this is a windy place and the little train often rocks with the gust … Continue reading

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Kite aerial photogrammetry: 2 the DSM

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1st effort. The surface generated from the Sept 2014 block produced a very irregular model, I had hoped contouring would improve the interpretation of the earthwork but it did not. The contour model was horrible, even after taking out the … Continue reading

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A rig for Tim

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Tim Carter, an archaeologist working in Suffolk, got in touch and asked about KAP for site recording. After a couple of flights he has arrived at the conclusion this is an aerial platform with potential. After just 2 flights, flying … Continue reading

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