From two to three dimensions: perspectives, pitfalls and promise of Structures from Motion

Digital Surface Model of motorway construction site obtained from aerial photoset using Pteryx UAV. Credit: Kbosak [CC BY 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)]  

  • Plymouth Lecture Theatre, Portland Square Building

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Structures from Motion (SfM) is the process of creating a digital 3D representation of an object or scene from a series of digital 2D images.

In its practical application by the civil engineer it is a relatively new technique, but one that has quickly gained traction in, and spilled over from, the allied surveying industry. 

John Grimes Partnership have been using Structures from Motion in-house in the last year or so. This talk by James Blyth, Senior Civil/Structural Engineer, John Grimes Partnership Ltd, will provide an engineer’s overview of the technique and share experiences of applying SfM in a number of situations before exploring how the technique and its use is evolving.

Register your attendance via the ICE webpage or email Barbara Sweet for more information or any queries (icesw.admin@ice.org.uk).

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