As one of the applications of 3D information in surveying and construction field, 3D modeling of point cloud data, which is surveyed on site by using high accuracy GPS-based mobile measuring device, is drawing attention.
In a FORUM8-conducted sample project, we used the data from Umi-hotaru (sea firefly) parking area along the Tokyo Bay Aqua Line Expressway measured using Mitsubishi Mobile Mapping System (MMS).
■VR modeling by using point cloud data for UC-win/Road
■Developing customized functions of VR modeling with point cloud data
Functions and Features
Utilization of point cloud data by mobile mapping
● Sample project
Outline of making sample data, "Umi-Hotaru" on Tokyo Bay Aqua Line
Sample point cloud data of Umi-Hotaru parking area on the toll road crossing Tokyo Bay has very complicated features and is a good sample to understand the difficulty and merits of point cloud data as a reference tool. Sample data consists of complicated structures like flyover ramps, a tunnel, a bridges and a parking space.
We created VR models with UC-win/Road in a short time after adjusting with a general modeling tool to some extent.
● Project process in detail
●Advantage and disadvantage using point cloud data
●Data format and how to use it
●File conversion process
●Overview and how to use VR Mesh Reverse
In the Umi Hotaru project, each 17 text files finally has 1,000,000 coordinates including R, G, B values. VR Mesh Reverse is the program the data can be used.
The significant merit of VR Mesh Reverse is that users can manipulate and execute millions of coordinates data by special LOD functions.
VR Mesh Reverse enables users measure the basic items such as road design and allocation of objects with high accuracy. VR Mesh Reverse individualizes the necessary range for high PC performance. In addition, with the high capability of VR Mesh Reverse that can handle 17,000,000 coordinates simultaneously, users can understand the way data is to be created by seeing data as point cloud.
●Work items and required time frame (Umi-Hotaru project)
|Work time||Required date||Note|
|1. Research and design||5 days||Research and design includes research for the software used.
Research is conducted by FORUM8.
|2. Segment of the Road and allocation||3 days|
|3. Building model||1 day|
|4. Adjusting the VR data||2 days|
UC-win/Road Point Cloud Modeling Plugin
As well as the import of point cloud data, Point Cloud Data Plug-in option has many more features.
This option enables you to import point cloud data obtained using surveying tools, such as laser scanner, into the 3D VR software and display the imported data at a specified position.
To convert the terrain data, TIN data is generated from the laser-scanned point cloud data and then terrain patch function can be used to model the terrain.
Repositioning of the point cloud data is possible by moving the point clouds sideways or rotating them.
For exporting data, you can export point cloud data to Land XML data, so that the generated data can be used on other systems.
VR mesh function overview
VR Mesh Function which is indispensable for using millions of point cloud data.
VR Mesh Reverse ： Price $695.00US Virtual Grid (http://www.vrmesh.com/products/reverse.asp)
▲Expresses one part by Window Clip
▲Measuring point cloud data information by using the UC-won/Road data creation functions.
By selecting "Analyze", measurement begins.
Later, select Measure Distance and click 2 point clouds of the data to measure the distance.
By retaining the previous measurement, users can measure the point clouds.
However, it takes sometime to get accustomed to, because the tool to assess the different coordinate planes.
Overview of the UC-win/Road model by point cloud data
Conducted the road alignment and definition of the section, referring to the point cloud data. Finished VR model will be a highly accurate structure model. It can be used for It can be used with generated traffic, as a VR model which is used in the event of presentations and discussion.
Mitsubishi Mobile Mapping System
What is Mitsubishi Mobile Mapping System - High accuracy GPS mobile measurement system -
Mitsubishi Electric's Mitsubishi Mobile Mapping System: High accuracy GPS mobile measurement system
for making maps
for road maintenance
▼Measuring the position of the object with laser scanners and cameras, precise 3-dimensional map in urban areas is easily created.
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