Drones Provide Hi-Res 3D Mapping

Just in time for Easter, Pix4D and Aeroyn Labs has given us the only 3D digital record of the iconic Christ The Redeemer statue in Rio, Brazil. What makes it interesting is that it was completely mapped using aerial drones.

Combining very accurate GPS locating and hi-res cameras with drones makes for a cost-effecting and safe way to quickly map structures of any size and shape.

In addition to the famous Christ monument in Rio, other structures mapped by drones include Quaisne Tower, New Jersey; Francis Scott Key Monument in Baltimore; and the Sabanci Merkez Mosque in Adana, Turkey.

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