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Virtual Surveyor Offers Enhanced Functionality in Free Version of Drone Surveying Software

By Eric Van Rees - 10th September 2020 - 09:53

In release 7.4, Virtual Surveyor has added new functionality to the free pricing level of its popular drone surveying software.

The “Valley” plan of Virtual Surveyor now allows users to create engineering CAD models from drone orthophotos and/or LiDAR data sets.

“Originally offered as a free viewing tool for imagery and elevation models captured by unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), our Valley software plan now enables surveyors to create topographic line surveys for small-area projects,” said Tom Op ‘t Eyndt, Virtual Surveyor CEO.

Available under three pricing plans, the Virtual Surveyor software enables surveyors to derive topographic information from drone data that engineers need for construction, mining, and other excavation projects. The software has become popular among surveyors and engineers because its tools allow them to work effectively with drone data.

Virtual Surveyor generates an interactive onscreen environment where the surveyor selects survey points and breaklines to create a highly accurate lightweight CAD model for further use in engineering design packages. When the surveyor wants to calculate volumetric change directly in Virtual Surveyor using all data points, like stockpiles or a cut/fill map, the software creates a clean terrain model to remove conveyors and machines through simple clicking.

In addition to upgrading the free Valley plan, Virtual Surveyor 7.4 has changed the names and enhanced capabilities of its other purchase plans.

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