3D rendering uses the concept of photogrammetry, which takes aerial images at different angles on a set flight plan. The photos are processed, creating a 3D or 2D model. The outputs are highly detailed and are exact reconstructions of the object. The models help with pre-site planning, stockpile volume measurements inspections, substations, and more uses are being added every day. The measurements can reach sub 5cm accuracy and are compatible with most CAD software. Even when a company doesn’t have access to the right software a detailed report can be made. One person can analyze the data from their desk and get the same results as being on the field. Experts use this to determine post-disaster damage, saving a trip to the site. Teams use models to ensure their project goes according to plan; these results are shared with the entire team to keep everyone on the same page. Major industries are already using drones, construction, power companies, mines, farms, etc. The process saves time and is more efficient for the customer; one 40-minute flight captures more data (about 200 acres in one flight) than what took traditional methods weeks. The process is more accurate than humans, and the same job is repeatable every time with AI. One concern is the accuracy of measurements. These days drones have PPK and ground control points; Hot Wing Drones use the DJI M300 with EMLID RS2 to ensure verifiable results. Accessibility is no longer a question; drones can go into areas difficult to reach or hazardous to people. Drones can cover areas with high vegetation or high hills. 3D rendering is an advantage for any company; it brings speed and gives their teams a complete picture of what is happening on the field. The example shows the measurement of a chair on a roof and is off by 2cm.

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