Point Cloud Alnwick Station
North East drone survey company DJM Aerial Solutions, was recently tasked with capturing high-level data to form a clean point cloud to tie into their clients 3D model of the building. Landform surveys were commissioned to produce a 3d model of the historic Alnwick station building using their high specification ground survey equipment.
Drone company DJM Aerial Solutions were then called in to capture data forming point cloud of the upper portions of the roof asset. Allowing Landform surveys to piece together point cloud from both their own ground survey operation and our own roof survey point cloud. Providing their client with an accurate model.
Point Cloud / Photogrammetry
Point cloud is a series of data points captured using specific methods, in terms of drone technology, The process used is referenced as Photogrammetry which is the process at which aerial images are captured using overlapping image sets with set camera angles depending on the final output requirement.
Alnwick station was originally built in 1850 and was used as a terminus for the East coast main line diverged from Alnmouth, Northumberland. Before it was closed for passengers in 1968, The branch was also used as a terminus for Cornhill branch line to Coldstream and was closed in 1930.
The station closure was deemed part of the notorious Beeching cuts or Beeching Axe which were part of a ruthless plan to streamline Great Britains rail lines. Which would make way for new modern routes and remaining competitive with the growing popularity of road transportation
Alnwick station remains in fantastic shape and condition with New owners looking at possible development to bring it back up to standard whilst staying in line with its classic Victorian style. Alnwick station was originally built by William Bell in 1887. At 32, 000 sq. ft, the building is one of remarkable size and grandeur. This is because, as a seat of the Dukes of Northumberland, an impressive train station was deemed necessary in the 19th century to impress any visits from royalty.
Drone Inspection and Survey
If you would like to discuss your remote inspection requirements using drone technology, then please either get in touch with our north east survey office via this link to our contact page or Call us on +44 (0) 1642 903779 We’d be more than happy to speak to you and go through the process.