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Future Proofing Strata Titling

At present, Lidar (light detection and ranging) is playing a transformational role in surveying and mapping. Lidar could be identified as a remote sensing method that uses light in the form of a pulsed laser to measure distances to surfaces. Amongst the many benefits this technology offers, the ability to collect millions of data points fast and accurately, day or night, with minimum human resources and few control points, stands out as its most pioneering trait. Moreover, the additional data points collected that you may not need could be utilised in other applications as well. It has continuously proven over time as a productive technology within many industries, e.g., civil engineering, construction, transport, and mining.

The laser scanning technology could largely contribute efficiencies in strata titling. Currently, cadastral surveyors utilise distance laser measurers to verify strata plans against what is built. The handheld laser scanners effectively replace distance laser measurers and offer a better experience and output for titling purposes. The handheld scanners also provide the ease of collecting data by simply walking in and out of buildings. This allows laser scanners to have the ability to depict a complete picture which would yield more comprehensive space measurements. In addition, laser scanning would enable us to create 3D strata plans, and the inevitable adoption of digital twins and 3D cadastre by land registries has led to distance laser measures being ineffective.

However, there is a twist in the scenario in terms of using the output of laser scanners. Laser scanning is considered to be very efficient, but there is a bottleneck. Converting the output of laser scanners; point clouds, to maps and models is often monotonous and time-consuming. It is estimated that the conversion process takes up to 16 times longer than regular scanning. Therefore surveyors are reluctant to use laser scanning in strata titling as the considerable conversion time outweighs the efficient data collection.

We at Faramoon, aim to eliminate this bottleneck with the development of Scan to BIM technology that would drastically reduce the conversion time. With this innovative technology, we possess the ability to transform point clouds to plans/3D models 100 times faster than manually modelling by an operator. Even better, it fits perfectly in line with strata plan requirements as it can generate 2D plans. Furthermore, architectural components such as walls would be extracted automatically, providing the opportunity to define title boundaries efficiently. Does all this sound interesting? Want to give it a go?

We offer a free trial to improve your current strata titling process or future proof it. Either way, we have a solution. Find yours now by contacting hello@faramoon

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