Unparalleled detail

Our ultra-high resolution aerial imagery produces photo-realistic, fully interactive 3D models of the landscape, giving a complete picture of an area.

APEM’s specialist vertical and oblique camera systems and innovative software generate highly detailed and accurate models, perfect for the construction, utilities and regulatory service industries.

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As well as photo-realistic 3D models from aerial survey data, digital aerial surveying can produce traditional mapping outputs such as orthophotos, digital elevation models (DEMs) and point clouds.

Our 3D ‘reality’ models are fully interactive and allow the user to zoom and fly around the model, providing a unique perspective which brings the area to life.

3D virtual reality video flyovers

Using Bentley’s LumenRT visualisation software, we can take the 3D models and produce virtual reality flyover videos of a site. The videos are YouTube compatible and allow the user to pan around the model in 360 degrees as the video plays along a pre-defined flight path.

The videos can also be viewed in 3D using a virtual reality headset and a smartphone, providing a fully immersive way of viewing the data captured. We can also add moving traffic, livestock and people to the models to make them even more realistic.

An interactive 3D model helps to minimise the need for multiple site visits, reducing costs and health and safety risks, as multiple users can view different aspects of the site from any location with internet access. They also provide a brilliant visual method of engaging with stakeholders, including the public and other interested parties at public consultations or via development websites.

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Uses of 3D models

The 3D models can be used for many purposes including:

Habitat and land use surveys

New development visualisations

Stakeholder engagement

Marketing assets

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Click on one of the examples below to see how APEM have brought aerial survey data to life.

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