Aibot X6 inspects largest mosque in Turkey

Detailed 3D model created within a few hours

The Turkish distributor of Leica Geosystems SISTEM A.S., the project management service provider NRJ Engineering and the German multicopter- manufacturer Aibotix inspected the famous Sabancı Merkez Mosque in Adana by UAS and created a detailed 3D model.


The largest mosque in Turkey has six minarets, four of them are 99 meters high. The largest of its five domes is 32 metres in diameter and 54 metres high, so all in all the determination of the actual state of the impressive building using conventional methods is time consuming and costly. The authorities therefore commissioned an inspection of Sabancı Merkez Mosque by UAV.


“We needed only three flights to cover all relevant areas and generate comprehensive data,” explains SISTEM A.S. employee Bora Yavuz, who has been working with terrestrial laser scanning systems for the past five years. “Compared to laser scanning, collecting the data from the top sections of this huge building by UAV was extremely easy, since nobody had to climb up to the minarets or dangerous places on the domes and wait for the machine to scan. Furthermore, alongside the data registration the generation of point clouds runs automatically.”

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