LIDAR point cloud from a drone or terrestrial laser scanner usually comes without realistic colors, representation is therefore limited. With the help of a new option in the 2.15 version you can easily colorize your LIDAR point cloud based on photogrammetry images and work on more realistic models with the support of realistic colors!
3Dsurvey team join forces with partner Topodrone to show you how to capture data with LIDAR, how to postprocess the LIDAR data in Topodrone software and export point cloud for 3Dsurvey.
Meet your host – Marko
11+ years of surveying experience
1000+ processed 3Dsurveying projects
5+ years of dedicated customer and technical support
Marko has been with us here at 3Dsurvey from the very beginning. He is one of our most experienced, hardworking and beloved product managers.
Having started his career as a traditional surveyor, he quickly mastered all the classic techniques, such as working with topo maps, survey plans, cadastral measurements, volume calculations …
But that wasn’t enough …
“It’s not really about working hard, is it? As soon as you get a little familiar with the business side of things, you figure out that it’s really more about producing meaningful results …”
That’s kind of how he found himself in the middle of two very different sides of the same coin.
And he had no trouble with the surveying aspect of the job. He always loved that part. No matter the workload, terrain type and difficulty, he always gave his 110%.
Satisfying the business side of it all, however, was a completely different story.
Fulfilling quotas, meeting deadlines, and just generally making sure to deliver on what was asked of him … all that suddenly turned into his number one priority, which soon also became his number one nightmare.
“It just stopped being fun. I was spending more and more time in the field, and with project corrections, and reports. And it all started to feel like a lost cause, because we simply weren’t completing enough projects …”
We were all dealing with those same issues. Business is hard. And most of our surveying colleagues agreed with the sentiment. Something had to change. And luckily it did.
We discovered modern drone photogrammetry, and never really looked back. We even went a little further and crafted our own take on what modern surveying should be. Made by surveyors for surveyors …
Marko has since completed over 300 aerial mapping and image processing projects for our end customers, and processed more than 1000 3Dsurveying projects overall.
And somewhere along the way he also discovered his favourite part of the job … in helping his fellow surveyors.
“I mean, when we’re out in the field, we’re all basically in the same mud, right? We’re all dealing with the same challenges. So, the more I learned about all the better ways of surveying, the more I felt the need to share that knowledge. And here we are.“