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First, let's discuss what we mean by photogrammetry, photogrammetry is a technique used to create 3D models of real-world objects or environments through the use of photographs.

It involves taking a series of overlapping photos of an object or scene from different angles and then using software to analyze the images and generate a 3D model.


Businesses across various industries, including architecture, engineering, construction, and archaeology, use photogrammetry to create accurate and detailed models of physical structures, landscapes, and artefacts. The technology is particularly useful in situations where traditional surveying methods are not feasible or too time-consuming.


In architecture and engineering, photogrammetry is used to create accurate models of buildings, bridges, and other structures. These models can be used for design and planning purposes, as well as for analyzing potential issues with existing structures. In construction, photogrammetry is used to monitor construction progress, identify potential safety hazards, and improve communication between different teams working on a project.


Archaeologists also use photogrammetry to create 3D models of artefacts and archaeological sites. This helps to preserve and document historical artefacts and allows researchers to study them in detail without risking damage to the original object.


Photogrammetry is also becoming increasingly important in the world of XR (extended reality) technology. XR technology includes virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and mixed reality (MR) applications. By using photogrammetry to create detailed 3D models of real-world objects and environments, developers can create more realistic and immersive XR experiences.


For example, a VR application that allows users to explore a historical site could use photogrammetry to create a highly detailed 3D model of the site, allowing users to experience it in a way that is as close to reality as possible. Similarly, an AR application that overlays digital information on a physical object could use photogrammetry to create a 3D model of the object, improving the accuracy of the overlay.


Photogrammetry is a powerful tool for creating accurate and detailed 3D models of real-world objects and environments. Its use extends across a wide range of industries and is becoming increasingly important in the world of XR technology. By leveraging photogrammetry, businesses can improve efficiency, accuracy, and communication, while XR developers can create more realistic and immersive experiences.


If you would like to learn how to create 3D models using photogrammetry and experiment with some of the kit used in the process then please get in touch at info@cotie.co.uk to find out more.

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