Historic Preservation

Historic preservationists were also among some of Terry’s first clients. This region through the mid-atlantic is rich with historic sites and Terry’s drones quickly found their way onto dig sites and restoration projects in need of documentation. He has worked with state level archaeological teams through to independent consultants that simply need a few aerials. Historic preservation is a matter that Terry feels strongly about and another reason he continues to provide resources for that community whenever possible.

Services Include:

Site Scans capture an entire job site or structure in 3D and 2D through the use of photogrammetry. This is achieved by photographing the location hundreds or even thousands of times from all possible perspectives, and then processing that data set with special software that reconstructs the site in full 3D. Once processed in 3D, there are many deliverable types that can be produced from that data including 3D Point Clouds for CAD software, 2D Orthomosaics for GIS software, textured 3D assets for web or VR/AR display or even physical 3D prints. Multiple sites scans can be grouped together to provide a full 3D or 2D orthomosaic progression view of a site. If you are already scanning your site with the use of terrestrial LiDAR, photogrammetry data can be added to that dataset and provide a much larger coverage area and increased line of sight. Learn More.

Virtual Tours are another great way to document a site. While Site Scans capture the site in 3D, Virtual Tours capture the site in full 360 from multiple locations and allow you to jump from one location to the next and have a virtual look around in any possible direction. Virtual Tours work on all major viewing platforms including mobile devices, desktops and VR Headsets such as the Oculus Quest. The VR experience is fully immersive and allows viewers to feel as if they are on site in person. The 360 panoramic photography can be captured both from the aerial and ground based perspectives and are of extremely high resolution, allowing for an incredible level of zoom to see the details of your site. Learn More.

Object scanning applies the same principle technology behind site scanning, photogrammetry, to objects on a much smaller scale. Handheld objects such as artifacts, sculptures and carvings are often scanned and cataloged digitally in an effort to share with a wider audience. Once scanned, those objects can be viewed across all major viewing platforms including mobile, desktop browser, VR headsets and AR apps. Learn More.

Cinematography and drones go hand in hand, there is no denying it. The ability to move a camera in never before possible ways has sparked a revolution of creativity across the filmmaking world over the last several years. This technology has found itself at home equally from Hollywood film sets to small scale construction sites. The ability to pull out wide and reveal vast portions of land while also being able to fly in tight for a close up on just the right detail make drones a wise tool for virtually all video production projects. Multi-person teams with dedicated pilot, camera operator and production assistant are available as well as a simple one person pilot filming, depending on project type, budget and camera/lens requirements. Learn More.

Progression Photography is one of the easiest methods to start utilizing aerial imaging on your job sites. A number of vantage points are strategically selected around your site and then those exact photo locations are captured on a regular schedule during the entire construction process. The image location data saved includes altitude, horizontal location (lat/long), heading (compass direction) and camera pitch and ensures that you see the exact same perspective throughout the entire duration of your project. Learn More.

3D Printing extends the digital into the real world by producing a scaled, physical model of your digital files. Objects typically printed range from original 3D CAD files to scans of entire sites or small objects. Prints can range in size from just a few inches to a meter or more and come in one color filament or full color sandstone. Learn More.