Rand Worldwide, www.rand.com, Owings Mills, Md., a provider of technology solutions to organizations with engineering design and information technology requirements, announced its IMAGINiT Technologies division is partnering with Pix4D, www.pix4d.com, San Francisco, Calif., developers of 2D and 3D mapping and modeling software.

The collaboration will help architectural, civil, and manufacturing design engineers extract imagery taken from UAV (unmanned aerial vehicles) and convert it into usable 2D and 3D models.

Tim Johnson, senior vice president, IMAGINiT Technologies, says, combining high-definition scanning expertise with software enables the company’s reality capture services team to cover evolving design from every angle.

IMAGINiT’s multidisciplinary Reality Capture Services team helps customers through the entire reality capture process. Using a proof of concept approach, IMAGINiT experts work with clients to determine the level of accuracy required and, based on that, recommend reality capture technology, such as 3D laser scanning, mobile, and aerial LIDAR (light detection and ranging), or photogrammetry.

The addition of Pix4Dmapper offers the ability to use data from a variety of UAV platforms to create a variety of terrain and structure models. IMAGINiT can assist in recommending the best hardware to collect the data and ensure efficient integration with the customers’ workflows. IMAGINiT often walks customers through this process on a live project, allowing for over-the-shoulder mentoring along the way.

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