Plott announced the availability of Carta, a digital measuring wheel to map outdoor spaces in real time. Carta can be used for a variety of commercial projects, including golf course management. Once the design and planning are complete, Carta provides guidance to real world points, ensuring accurate measurements for large-scale outdoor projects.
While creating a project in AR via the LetsPlott app, users will have an interactive canvas that can be read, manipulated and shared with collaborators easily and instantly. The digital measuring wheel captures the path a user walks, including a full perimeter and sections within a specific area, then imports the data into the LetsPlott app where instant calculations are made. Utilizing the LetsPlott platform on any mobile device, Carta users can create mapped paths in real-time and instantly calculate distance, perimeter and area.
Users can take their own photos of a space, or use overhead satellite images for larger projects, to accompany the data they have captured. Projects can be shared via Plott by exporting to programs like CAD and Revit. Text or video notes can be added for reference to ensure no detail is forgotten. The LetsPlott app can also calculate accurate material estimation such as the amount of sod for a golf course.
“Before we created Carta, measuring large areas would be costly and ineffective due to the extended period of time needed, hiring of multiple professionals, and still, there is an inherent risk of incorrect measurements that ultimately left you with a bunch of calculations and no visible context,” says David Xing, founder of Plott. “After recognizing a need for innovation in the industry, we worked with professionals to perfect a device that makes measuring and calculating spaces easier, interactive and more intuitive, ultimately saving users time, eliminating complex math and ensuring wasted materials on a job are a thing of the past. All you need is Carta and a mobile device, and you are empowered with a digital command center to map out any project instantly.”