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Kite Latest mapping techniques employ Kite Aerial Photography (KAP)
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Modeling the Mahram Bilquis
Marib, Yemen

The site was mapped using a total station and RTK-GPS.
total station rtk rover
total station RTK-GPS rover
 
The survey data was then downloaded into AutoCAD with the SurvCADD module and a Triangular Irregular Network (TIN) was generated with the Quicksurf module.
TIN in AutoCAD
TIN in AutoCAD
 
PhotoModeler was used to solve the focal length and camera locations for site photos taken from a helicopter.
photos with control points in photomodeler
Photos with control points in PhotoModeler
 
solved camera locations in photomodeler
Solved camera locations in PhotoModeler
 
With the focal length and camera locations solved the photos could be used to accurately texture the TIN.
model with textures in 3ds max
TIN with textures in 3ds max
 

3D model of The Mahram Bilquis

 
 

Click here to view a modeling project of a wall at the Mahram Bilquis created with PhotoModeler Scanner software using Dense Surface Modeling (DSM) .

 
Click on the image to view a map of the site.
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Interactive Google Map of the site location (select Satellite and zoom in to see the site).