USIBD seeks input for report on reality capture data storage


The U.S. Institute of Building Documentation (USIBD) has taken on an effort to assess the current “state of the system” when it comes to managing reality capture data. They have announced that they are opening a new Cornerstone Survey entitled “Reality Capture Data Storage and Distribution.”

USIBD’s goal of creating Cornerstone Reports is to provide unbiased industry user reviews of everything from hardware and software to general ‘State of the Industry’ breakdowns. They plan to release surveys on a quarterly basis with reoccurring themes and sporadically to measure the industry for specific causes.

Reality Capture Data Storage and Distribution

Datasets captured via reality capture are typically much larger than CAD or even BIM files, which has many reality capture practitioners with a lot of data on their hands that needs to be processed, viewed, managed shared and archived. This presents a formidable challenge as more and more data is captured as reality capture methods become more widely adopted.

We’ve seen many companies joining the space to provide new ways to extract only the most crucial data or view or share these datasets, and USIBD is interested in how these problems are trying to be addressed.

The survey for the Cornerstone Report will be open from January 28-February 27, and they encourage anyone working and associated with building documentation to participate. You do not need to be a member of USIBD to participate in the survey.

Take the survey here:

In a message from Kelly Cone, Chair of the USIBD Technology committee, she expressed her appreciation for survey participants.

“We thank you in advance for your participation in this survey. Your feedback is very important to us to advance the growth of the Building Documentation industry.”


About Author

Carla Lauter

Carla Lauter is the editor of and the SPAR 3D Newsletter. Before joining SPAR 3D, Carla spent 10 years on NASA and National Science Foundation funded projects focusing on Earth science and communication. She has worked on web-based outreach and online interactives for NASA Earth Science, including products for satellite missions measuring sea level, salinity and hyperspectral ocean color.


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