Rooftop Modeling

Use a drone inspection from Raptor Maps to assist in the design of rooftop solar installations.

A rooftop inspection provides:

  • Image capture for design and 3D modeling
  • Highly accurate roof measurements; reduced human error
  • A safer, more efficient, and up to 50% faster method in comparison to manual inspection

Deliverables are CAD compatible files. Working with your CAD system, you can view rooftop obstacles, assess shadowing impact, and plan more accurate measuring missions.

Raptor Maps offers two tiers of rooftop modeling deliverables

Deliverables

Standard Rooftop Modeling

Comprehensive Rooftop Modeling

CAD compatible files

Orthomosaic (.tif) with 2cm/px resolution
Ortho Scale Factor

Orthomosaic (.tif) with 2cm/px resolution
Ortho Scale Factor
Digital Surface Model (.tif)
Point Cloud (.las)

3D Mesh bundle

N/A

Texture (.jpg)
Mesh material (.mtl)
3D Mesh (.obj)

AutoCAD (.dwg) file

Dimensioned rooftop measurements, including:
Parapet walls
Offset from wall (based on IFC standards)
Rooftop obstructions larger than 10 cm as seen from top down

2in horizontal accuracy

Dimensioned rooftop measurements, including:
Parapet walls
Offset from wall (based on IFC standards)
Rooftop obstructions larger than 10 cm as seen from top down
Offsets for obstructions
Distance of obstruction to wall
Height of obstructions

2in horizontal accuracy and 4in vertical accuracy

Imagery

8 inward-facing oblique images with 12 MP resolution or higher

8 inward-facing oblique images with 12 MP resolution or higher