LandScope Engineering Creates Digital Twin Providing a Single View of All Survey Data for Royal Holloway, University of London to Improve Collaboration and Reduce Costs.
Providing stakeholders visual understanding of data in context is the best platform upon which they can make smarter decisions. Image courtesy of LandScope Engineering
The Estates Team at the Royal Holloway, University of London (RHUL) has numerous infrastructure and improvement projects underway. Although the university already has a large volume of asset data – as-built drawings, floor plans, and tree and garden information – each has varying levels of quality, positional accuracy, and age.
To update their existing conditions, RHUL hired LandScope Engineering to undertake an integrated PAS 128:2014 utility mapping and topographical survey of the entire campus and provide a single view of all the campus assets, both aboveground and belowground.
After researching for solutions that could display a large amount of multidiscipline data in one place as a digital twin, LandScope Engineering chose Orbit 3DM to create a single view of the data. The Orbit 3DM plugin capabilities meant that both GIS data sets could run seamlessly alongside each other without creating duplicate systems.
“Orbit GT provides a central database for asset information based on its geographical location. All survey formats (point cloud, photography, line work, and metadata) can be brought together and displayed in a single environment, rather than needing multiple specialist packages. This ensures data is easy to locate and asset data can be simply accessed by clicking on the item of interest,” said Mark White, geoscience manager at LandScope Engineering. “Furthermore, Orbit server and cloud-based solutions allow all stakeholders to have simple, easy access to asset information without needing to install specialist software.”