Creating professional looking 3D models with non-stereo modeling techniques is now possible with the modern day mapping processing software and drone technology.
Below is the final deliverable for a 3D surface model in Civil 3D that was created from surface information extracted from Metashape Pro of a drone flight.
This 3D surface model is used by engineers/architects for design purposes.
Prior to drone technology the area would have been surveyed with conventional and/or GPS equipment to collect the information needed to create a 3D surface model. The ground survey process is time consuming and can get expensive.
Drones have opened up a world of aerial mapping techniques to survey companies that was not available until now.
The new video series on "
Survey Mapping Made Simple
" will show you how to do it at a professional level.
Below: A parking lot with contours and planimetric linework.