July 10, 2014 AT 6:00 pm

Creating a Full Campus Scan With Octo – Ecosynth #3DThursday #3DPrinting #3DScanning

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Creating a Full Campus Scan With Octo – Ecosynth:

This is my Ecosynth scan of the UMBC campus (view in interactive 3D!).  I’ve been thinking about doing a large combined scan like this one for a while, and this past autumn we finally had the free resources and time to do it.  As far as I know, this is the first full color 3D scan of everything inside the loop.  While the model is certainly fascinating rendition of campus, there are also possibilities to perform scientific analysis on this model.  Measuring the percent green space inside the loop springs to mind as an easy one.  The following is my write up of this mission, originally submitted for the DIYDrones T3 contest.

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