Digital Surf vs 3D Metrics

Digital Surf is a company that specializes in surface measurements. When asked “what more do I bring to the party?” I wrote the table below which compares their approach with the 3d metric one:



Starting points

measurement data taken by surface metrology instruments

2D images of 3D phenomena are used to quantify what is represented in the images

3D surfaces in an industrial metrology lab

2D images are visualized with “3d metric perspective” for the human eye

High level SPM images

“Statistical Parametric Mapping” involves creating an “image” containing statistics

In a nutshell, the 3d metric software offers:

1. On a metrological level

  • The ability to quantify elements of images
    This leads to attributing numerical values to qualities of physical, chemical and biological processes:
  • the analysis of processes over any time scale
  • and states of transition between image elements

2. On an image analysis level

    a. For the human eye

  • New “3D perspectives”
  • More detail
  • “Pixel accuracy”
    b. For 3d metric “software vision”

  • The ability to quantify images as a whole and image elements
    This leads to being able to compare
  • Images as a whole
  • Image elements
  • Image patterns

3. On a data visualization level (sample here)

    The ability to position curves in vertical layers.

  • This leads to being able to discover new correlations, dependencies and rankings.

About Sabine Kurjo McNeill

I'm a mathematician and system analyst formerly at CERN in Geneva and became an event organiser, software designer, independent web publisher and online promoter of Open Justice. My most significant scientific contribution is now a solution to the Prime Number problem:
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