FAST INDOOR MAPPING TO FEED AN INDOOR DB FOR BUILDING AND FACILITY MANAGEMENT
Facility Management activities require to collect and organize a large amount of information about a building as, for example, geometry, MEP structures, lighting and antifire devices, typologies of furniture, paving characteristics, structures and more. Nowadays the data acquisition procedures for indoor environments are usually still carried on with old style approach, where surveyors have to manually map and acquire the data, walking along the sites with a poor level of digitalization The success story presented in the paper describes how using an Indoor Mobile Mapping approach (Zlot et al., 2014), it is possible to satisfy the need to acquire plant views of a large parts of buildings and, simultaneously, to record a 3D+Full resolution RGB images. Thanks to this fast acquisition it is later possible to feed a 2D/3D database, identifying the main objects needed to support a facility management process. The iMMS that has been used is based on SLAM approach, that allows the user to map and survey large sites also indoor, that means without the presence of GNSS signal and without the use of accurate and expense IMU devices. The data acquired in the field has been process with standard/commercial software that is usually used to create DB for outdoor mobile mapping.