Scene re-creation with the help of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) has many applications that range from disaster recovery to infrastructure concept design. Creating these scenes with the help of a UAV is becoming more common as the flying camera UAV craze explodes worldwide. Join Autodesk, Inc.'s, Field Innovation Team members as we discuss some ins and outs of generating precise scenes with the help of a UAV. This session will cover camera equipment and UAVs, and we'll also discuss building custom UAVs, taking pictures from a UAV, processing pictures with Photo on ReCap software, breaking larger scenes up into smaller samples, and combining the results into AutoCAD Civil 3D software or InfraWorks software.
Mike Gemmell has been with Autodesk, Inc., for 15 years, working in a variety of technical positions, including civil engineering, project collaboration, construction, and infrastructure projects. For the past 3 years Mike has been pushing the boundaries with the ReCap technologies, discovering new ways to apply these technologies in challenging situations. Projects that utilize some of these workflows include oil shale community work in North Dakota and South Dakota and coral reef research in both the Caribbean and the Pacific Islands. Mike's work in these areas has made key contributions to other projects like the USS Arizona underwater survey.
Managing bulk materials is one of the most important functions for mining companies. The value of the business is dependent on the quantity of minerals in the stockpile. Yet, it is challenging to know the volume at any specific point in time because material is continually being added or subtracted. Companies currently use aerial surveys to do this work. However, due to its expense, it can only be done about one time per month. Alternatively, the companies can utilize ground survey crews or terrestrial scanning. But, the safety issues and the quality of the data are concerns. In this course, we will demonstrate how to use an unmanned aircraft to conduct accurate surveys that can be conducted daily to give managers near real-time information with which to make decisions. We will discuss critical mission workflows, doing photogrammetric processing with Autodesk ReCap 360 and volume calculations with Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D.