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Survey & Reality Modeling


Create 3D models from simple photographs


With ContextCapture, you can quickly produce even the most challenging 3D models of existing conditions for infrastructure projects of all types, derived from simple photographs. Without the need for expensive, specialized equipment, you can quickly create and use these highly detailed 3D reality models to provide precise real-world context for design, construction, and operations decisions for use throughout the lifecycle of projects. 


  • Generate 2D and 3D GIS models

    • Produce accurate georeferenced 3D models using a full range of GIS formats including true orthophotos, tiling, and aerotriangulation export to KML, XML, and the Esri I3S format. Includes an SRS database interface to ensure interoperability with your GIS solution of choice.


  • Generate 3D CAD models

    • Produce 3D models using a full range of CAD formats, including multiresolution meshes, 3D neutral formats, digital elevation models, digital terrain models, and dense 3D point clouds to ensure your models are accessible in your modeling environment. Includes native support in MicroStation.


  • Integrate georeferenced data

    • Improve model precision by leveraging georeferenced control points and GPS tags to produce automatically georeferenced 3D models. This enables you to measure coordinates, distances, areas, and volumes.


  • Integrate photographs and metadata

    • Utilize a wide variety of cameras, from smartphones to highly-specialized airborne or terrestrial multidirectional acquisition systems. Take advantage of any available image format and metadata to create 3D models.


  • Measure and analyze model data

    • Save time getting accurate answers by performing precise measurements of distances, volumes, and surface areas directly within the 3D viewing interface.


  • Perform automatic aerotriangulation

    • Fully calibrate all images by automatically identifying the relative position and orientation of each photo. Employ automatic 3D reconstruction, texture mapping, and retexturing of ties and reconstruction constraints to ensure highly accurate models.


  • Publish and view Web-ready models

    • Produce models of any size that are optimized for Web publishing, and that can be viewed using a free plugin Web viewer. This enables instant sharing and visualization of 3D models on the Web