Can’t See the Forest for the Trees?

Densely wooded areas are notoriously challenging for localization and mapping. So when Kaarta was asked to demonstrate the performance of its mobile real time 3D scanning technology for an innovative application, that’s exactly what they did. With just a 30-minute walk and Stencil™ portable mapping device in hand, Kaarta soared beyond expectations by producing an accurate 3D map in real time and an output of highly precise localized coordinates – no prior data, GPS or infrastructure required.



The Charminar ("Four Minarets"), constructed in 1591, is a monument and mosque located in Hyderabad, Telangana, India. The landmark has become a global icon of Hyderabad, listed among the most recognized structures of India. Charminar has been a historical place with Mosque on the top floor for over 400 years and also known for its surrounding markets. It is one of the tourist attractions in Hyderabad.


Commercial Real Estate Office Space Planning

Two separate scans of a office complex set in the context of a city block with mixed retail, parking, restaurants and busy thoroughfare. Interior scan by Contour in 20 min. Exterior scanned with Stencil in under 30 minutes, included roof access and no aerial to provide complete cut-away. Very useful for zoning studies. Visualization shows office area color-coded by elevation. Gray area provides context.


A Herculean Effort for Conventional 3D Modeling, But Not for Kaarta

In service for more than a half a century, the legendary C-130 Hercules lives up to its name -- capable of airdropping 42,000-pound (19,000 kg) loads and transporting oversized cargo ranging from utility helicopters and Humvees to standard palletized cargo. Kaarta was tasked with creating an accurate 3D model of the aircraft’s exterior, which would be used to assess the feasibility of implementing an autonomous de-painting system for routine maintenance.