To enhance ongoing road and sidewalk maintenance, Mendoza’s local government wanted a digital twin that incorporated 1 million trees in the area. GenMap was tasked with capturing images of the trees, individually identifying them based on their dimensions and dendrometric attributes, then digitalizing and georeferencing them. In addition to lacking previous information about the trees that they could use as a reference, GenMap had to survey 6,520 linear kilometers within a tight budget and deadline.
GenMap wanted to quickly process the vast amount of data generated from 2.17 million image captures and 9.828 trillion points, so they used Orbit 3DM Feature Extraction. Additionally, Orbit 3DM’s tree analysis extension helped report all the dendrometric attributes of each tree. They produced a digital twin of the roads, sidewalks, and surrounding trees that was accurate to within centimeters and decreased costs by 38%. The digital twin improves road maintenance, enables remote tree analysis, and promotes environmental awareness.