SCS can present real-time data in mixed reality environments (e.g., Microsoft HoloLens2). Augmented 3D facilitates the difficult task of visualizing actual and conceptual site conditions. Another application of reality technology includes analyzing landfills in more than three dimensions by combining multiple datasets.
These 4D models allow users to view conditions over time so operators can detect and measure changes over time, gaining insight into critical infrastructures such as earthworks and systems. One could add cost as a 5th dimension enabling visualization of the resources, time, and money needed to achieve site efficiencies.
Geological land observations depend on accurate elevations to determine land subsidence and to extract other geomorphological information. Elevation data is critical for creating 2D relief maps, 3D drone services, and 4D physical raised-relief models. This type of animation is useful to engineers, manufacturers, designers, developers, and technicians. Contrasted against regular 3D renderings, flythrough animations highlight many additional aspects of a facility, uncovering broader and more comprehensive perspectives.
Digital terrain models (DTM) link the earth’s physical processes like water infiltration, liquid flow, and vegetation distributions. 3D space – elevation, volumetric, and geomorphological information are valuable tools for permitting, construction, operations, measurement, compliance, and insurance.