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W-T Land Surveying Acquires Trimble V10 Imaging Rover

Aug 2015

Last month, W-T Land Surveying, Inc., invested in the Trimble® V10 Imaging Rover. This technology utilizes twelve calibrated cameras, seven panoramic and five downward facing, to capture 360 degrees of images. With the touch of one button, we can capture more data, in a shorter amount of time. Below we explain the various applications:

Our newly acquired Imaging Rover (V10) is currently to be used to aid our sister company, Recreation Accessibility Consultants (RAC) in gathering information with respect to their municipal accessibility work. Currently, RAC has several projects involving sidewalks and paved paths to be reviewed for accessibility compliance. Our new equipment will complement the RAC staff expertise, and we believe, minimize field time. Digital measurements will be made in the office after the data is collected in the field. 

Architects can utilize this to capture and complete a 3D rendering of an existing building or site. It is able to gather window opening measurements to specify replacement windows; all the measurements can be captured with one visit to the site.

Fenced compounds with limited or no accesses can be captured and the Trimble V10 will provide detailed information to complete engineering drawings. Recording visual data for inventory is one of the recommended uses for this technology. To take it to another level, it will also accurately place all of the items captured, providing detailed measurements of site assets that were not captured in the field.

Of course, the regular use for this technology in surveying is information missed at the time of the fieldwork. Measuring the heights of buildings, utility poles or even the sag in the spanning lines from pole to pole, are all things that would typically require a return visit to the site. No more!

 This technology can be implemented on the robotic total stations we use, allowing us to acquire a panoramic picture with the VISION™ technology at the end of each instrument setup. This will help answer questions that may not be asked initially, long after the project is completed.

Please contact Frank Maticic with any questions:

Frank Maticic, President
W-T Land Surveying, Inc.
Frank.Maticic@wtengineering.com
224.293.6333