Tag: 3D Structural Inspection

ROVs in Underwater Surveys

ROVs in Underwater Surveys

ROVs (Remotely Operated Vehicles) have been around for decades, especially in military use. The advancements in technology have enabled and increased the commercial use of the ROVs. Now different underwater and surface vehicles are surveying seabed and underwater assets all over the world. The advancing technology facilitates ROV use for different purposes Both, the surveying…

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Categories: Asset Management, Surveyor

The Challenges with 3D Data Management Are Global

The Challenges with 3D Data Management Are Global

The new decade started with an overseas tour, in the USA. The weather in the Southern U.S. was so beautiful, especially compared to the gray winter sky in Finland, which lured us to go sightseeing. But we did loads of work too and had many inspiring conversations with the hydrographic surveyors and asset management professionals.  The first stop of the tour was the HYPACK 2020 Training Event in Jacksonville, Florida. The…

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Categories: Asset Management, Surveyor

When to Use Diving Inspections in Port Maintenance?

When to Use Diving Inspections in Port Maintenance?

The port industry’s business is surrounded by the challenges created by one element, water. Water works as the highway of marine transport, but as the world below waterline is invisible to us, there is always a need to reveal the hidden risks. Throughout the centuries the underwater world has intrigued us, and different techniques for…

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Categories: Asset Management

The Value in Point Clouds – Applications of 3D Point Cloud Data in Marine Surveying

The Value in Point Clouds – Applications of 3D Point Cloud Data in Marine Surveying

Point clouds are set of data points in three-dimensional coordinate system. Usually point clouds are produced by 3D scanners such as sonars or lasers and they present a surface of a physical asset or object. Point cloud is a very common data format when surveying marine assets, but what can you use it for? In…

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The Story behind GISGRO: Meet the Surveyors Who Wanted to Help Their Customers to Really Use 3D Data

The Story behind GISGRO: Meet the Surveyors Who Wanted to Help Their Customers to Really Use 3D Data

Pioneers in Sonar Surveys of Vertical Structures When you have an innovative engineer’s mind and enough courage to try things no one has done before, you can get anywhere. Kirsi Hänninen, a civil engineer and CEO, is interviewed about the development of online 3D data platform, GISGRO. She and her colleagues in VRT Finland Ltd…

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Categories: Asset Management, Surveyor