As with many technologies in the past, surveying and mapping is at the forefront of working with virtual and augmented reality. Surveys have always been the bridge between the real world and the virtual word, but now that divide is shrinking. With the latest advancements in laser scanning (terrestrial LiDAR) and soft copy (digital) photogrammetry now the virtual world is no longer a 2D representation or a 2D representation with vertical relief, but instead it is a full three dimensional replica of the real world. End users will have the ability to work in a completely virtually or in augmented reality.
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