Photogrammetry, what is that?

It’s been awhile since we’ve posted last. For that, I am going to share with you one of absolute investigations most valued technological innovations in our business – photogrammetry.

Absolute Investigations, Inc., is proud to be recognized as an innovative company, utilizing the upmost investigative technologies available in the industry. When snapshots and video footage are captured, our primary tool for analysis is photogrammetry.

Photogrammetry, what is that?

Photogrammetry is the science of analyzing dimension measurements from photographs, and converting the captured two-dimensional shots into three-dimensions. Photogrammetry has been around since the origin of photography; however, it wasn’t until the last few decades that the science really developed into an art and became a necessity for detectives.

Why is that a unique tactic to the investigational efforts?

Measurements can be captured and depicted in both film and digital cameras. Based on the field of view, focus, and the exposure of the photography, the snapshots that are captured can be used to reconstruct the image into a three-dimensional world.
Once photos are captured, triangulation comes into play – the mathematical process of formulating the intersecting and converging lines into 3D models, measurements, and point clouds. An investigator is able to analyze the various points of interests developed during the triangulation process to answer any outstanding questions and build supporting evidence for their case.

Absolute Investigations uses this technological method most during accident reconstruction; though, it can also assist in other areas such as criminal investigations, architecture, and topographic mapping, among many others. This technique is a specialty of Absolute Investigations, and we require our staff to undergo trainings to learn photogrammetry before heading out into the field.

One of our most recent cases entailed a hit and run. We were able to take enough images to determine the exact angle of impact between the two vehicles and recreate the accident as it occurred without depending on the bending truths from either parties.

Now, imagine going on a case without this technological convenience. The thought is unfathomable in our books!

 

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Mass DLA Annual Meeting

Absolute Investigations will be attending the Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association Annual Meeting tomorrow, 30 May, at the InterContinental Hotel in Boston.

This is the biggest event of the year for insurance defense firms in the greater Boston area, and, as an investigation agency, we are thrilled to be going to this year’s meeting as a silver level sponsor!

Make sure to stop by our table to pick up a brochure, and learn how we can provide you with the absolute best investigative solution.  See you there!

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To learn more about attending this event, check out the Mass DLA website – http://www.massdla.org.


An Absolute Greener Initiative

Absolute Investigations Inc., stands strong behind the green initiative for a stronger economy.  By actively participating in the use of alternative energy sources and promoting the same practices from our clients, we believe we can together make a difference.

How do we act upon greener business solutions?

Conservation of energy is a key goal we strive to meet.  We have converted our office light bulbs to the energy efficient series, and use technologies that are Energy Star qualified.  We also believe it is important to turn lights off and power down electronics when they are not being utilized.

Save a tree, and send electronically.

Absolute Investigations offers paperless billings to our customers, as well as paperless payroll to our employees.  The decision to transition to paperless resulted in significant cost savings all while reflecting positively on the environment.  By decreasing the amount of printed bills and service documents, we are able to have less of an impact on the energy and fuel consumption levels since there are less documents to produce and deliver to our clientele nationwide.

Let us help you Go Green!

Perhaps, one of our most favorite ways we gave back was when we encouraged the reusable way of life to our customers.  As thank you for the continued support, we sent our customers an Absolute Investigations Inc., branded, non-toxic, non-corrosive, and non-allergenic tote bag.  With these bags, our customers could show their support in the eco-movement with BYOB (bring your own bags) when going on their weekly grocery trips.

The demand for environmentally-friendly products and services continues to grow.  We are striving to adapt to these practices as they are presented to us, and welcome greener business solutions to become part of our norm.  By acclimating to these ways we can only see beneficial results in terms of reducing our carbon footprint, lessening business costs, and having a positive influence on others to want to contribute in the green movement and make a difference in the world.  It’s our responsibility to take this step in helping for a better tomorrow.