What is digital twin?

A digital twin is a virtual representation of a physical asset, system, or process that can be used to simulate and analyze its behavior in real-world conditions. It can be used to monitor the performance of physical assets, optimize their operation, and predict potential failures or issues. Photogrammetric data can be used to create digital twins of physical environments, such as buildings, infrastructure, and landscapes, by capturing highly accurate 3D models of the objects and terrain.

What are digital twins used for?

There are a wide variety of uses for digital twins. They are used to conduct safer, more effective, recordable inspections in a far more timely manner than traditional methods. Remote visualization is another great use; especially for busy individual with long-distance projects or assets. Which brings up the value of digital twins in construction site progress. It allows you to gather data on site progress, record it for future use, put it all in one place, and allow you to access it anywhere you can get internet connection.

What is the difference between a digital twin and photogrammetric topography?

While a digital twin is created using the same scientific process as our photogrammetric topography; the data collection and processing methods vary.

Capturing oblique imagery will help create more accurate and detailed digital twins by providing multiple views of the same object or area. This can help capture details that may be missed in traditional overhead imagery, such as the sides of buildings or the terrain underneath overhanging vegetation. By combining oblique angles with a higher resolution, digital twins can be created with even greater accuracy and detail, allowing for more effective monitoring and analysis of physical assets and environments.