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Virtual Surveyor offers enhanced functionality in drone surveying software
In release 7.4, Virtual Surveyor has added new functionality to the free pricing level of its popular drone surveying software. The “Valley” plan of Virtual Surveyor now allows users to create engineering CAD models from drone orthophotos and/or LiDAR data sets.
Available under three pricing plans, the Virtual Surveyor software enables surveyors to derive topographic information from drone data that engineers need for construction, mining, and other excavation projects. The software has become popular among surveyors and engineers because its tools allow them to work effectively with drone data.
Virtual Surveyor generates an interactive onscreen environment where the surveyor selects survey points and breaklines to create a highly accurate lightweight CAD model for further use in engineering design packages. When the surveyor wants to calculate volumetric change directly in Virtual Surveyor using all data points, like stockpiles or a cut/fill map, the software creates a clean terrain model to remove conveyors and machines through simple clicking.
In addition to upgrading the free Valley plan, Virtual Surveyor 7.4 has changed the names and enhanced capabilities of its other purchase plans. The three plans are:
Valley (Free) – Create CAD models from drone images or LiDAR for topographic surveying applications in small areas.
Ridge – Create advanced topographic and quantity surveys, including digital surfaces and contours, as well as stockpile volume calculations, from drone data for advanced surveying projects.
Peak – Designed for large-area projects, this plan includes Productivity Tools, such as intelligent gridding and guided breakline generation that speed processing. Most importantly, Peak enables surveyors to measure and track cut-and-fill progress at construction, mining, and other excavation sites over time.
Virtual Surveyor 7.4 also includes other functionality improvements that span all three pricing levels, making the software faster and easier to use. Most notably, users can now easily rename layers and items, and move items between layers through drag-and-drop. Download the free Valley application today and see what else is new in the Virtual Surveyor smart drone mapping package.