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iSTAR Measurement Module integrated by imaging companies
Arithmetica and Veesus use NCTech SDK to provide measurement capabilities for applications including forensics, construction and surveying
The Measurement Module is delivered as an SDK and enables iSTAR users to take measurements from directly within a spherical image by combining a ‘stereo pair’ of iSTAR images. The accurate measurements generated are valuable for applications such as asset management, construction, forensic evidence collection and surveying. Key benefits to these markets include iSTAR’s high speed of capture and the ability to rapidly cover large areas on-site and take measurements later.
“SphereVision Project Builder allows users to create truly immersive and interactive 360 degree environments with integrated documents, plans, and layouts as well as additional visuals and audio,” said Mark Senior, Business Development Manager at Arithmetica. “The ability to easily capture and share measurements from iSTAR imagery takes professional applications of 360 imaging to the next level.”
Veesus is the developer of the Arena4D software range, providing a cross-platform point cloud rendering engine for viewing and editing large point cloud data sets in 3D. Veesus has initially integrated the Measurement Module for its police force customers and expects further interest from additional sectors.
“Our police force clients wanted a lightweight way to be able to access measurement data from panoramic images to support forensic investigations, which they can now achieve using an iSTAR with Arena4D, and we expect interest in this functionality from our construction and civil engineering clients,” said Mark Estcourt, Managing Director at Veesus. “To date, panoramic imaging has usually been used to colorize point cloud data, but we can now offer the ability to make 360 degree images an integral part of a 3D environment.”