The Making of Verified Views
Part 1 – Survey Photography
In this section we will have a look behind the scenes at survey photography, one of the processes that goes into creating the perfect 3D model for verified views. Our team follow a strict set of guidelines, provided by the Landscape Institute, to ensure all our verified views and photomontages are of the highest quality and accuracy.
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01 Mapping Locations
The first process in surveying for verified views is to plot the locations of all the required verified view survey points on the map and the direction that the shot needs to be taken in.
02 Getting On Location
Once the locations are finalised, the survey photographer travels to the site and locates the survey location and viewpoint.
03 Equipment Set Up
Once the equipment has been set up, a thorough check is carried out to ensure tripod height, lense height, and camera level are all correct.
04 Marking The Survey Locations
A survey spray paint is used to mark the location and direction of each of the survey points.
05 Capturing The Image
The initial survey photo is taken, then keeping the camera level there is a further 3 photos taken each to the left and right of the initial survey photo, which lets us capture the subject site across the horizontal axis.
06 Survey Photo
Once the onsite photography is complete we study the photo and select a number of fixed reference points.
07 Marking The Structural Points
The fixed reference points are marked on the photograph. A number of fixed points within the foreground, midground and background are used to ensure accuracy
08 Topographical Survey
The objects are surveyed and later used to ensure the 3D model of the proposed building is placed within the existing photograph accurately.
09 3D Model
All objects/points, camera position, height and viewing angle are now modelled in the 3D space relative to the proposed building model/ datum