Laser scanning

High definition surveying, or 3D laser scanning, can provide you with a more enhanced and versatile measured survey solution. The technique remotely captures data on site, making it particularly useful in areas that are difficult to measure and areas of highly ornate detail, which also eliminates access or health and safety issues. It enables us to provide you with a highly sophisticated, efficient and cost effective survey service for your project, to millimetre accuracy.

To see 3D pointcloud data in action, watch the videos below:

The benefits of using laser scanning for measured surveys include:

  • Laser scanning is an extremely fast method of capturing large amounts of highly accurate data, which reduces project cycle times.
  • Survey data can be captured remotely to the area of interest, which can be crucial to historical or highly sensitive sites. Data can also be archived for heritage sites.
  • All of the data can be captured at once, which removes the need for additional site visits to gather further information.
  • Resulting pointcloud files offer incredible detail enabling a range of final deliverables for our clients, including 2D drawings, 3D models, pointclouds and Truview.
  • Excellent photo realistic representations and visualizations when combining scan data with HDR photography.
Once the site data has been captured, the resulting point cloud can be extracted as a final deliverable or it can be edited to produce traditional and enhanced survey information for CAD applications. This is ideal for architectural, engineering and construction clients, as well as those in archaeological and related professions. The data can also be processed as the project progresses, reducing your cost.

The final deliverable can also be published in Leica TruView format. TruView allows you, via a free plug-in, to view, edit, zoom-in, measure and mark-up rich point cloud information. It is quick and easy to use, and coordinates and measured distances can be extracted, as well as having the facility to use hyperlinks to asset information and publish TruView file sets.

3D Laser Scanning in pictures





Frequently Asked Questions:

Why use laser scanning?

Due to its speed of data capture laser scanning is ideal for many projects, particularly where ornate detail exists or the site is highly sensitive and a non-contact method of measurement is required. The resulting pointcloud provides a much higher level of detail than would be possible with conventional survey instruments. Also the completeness of data capture reduces the need to return to site to capture additional data.

Can I still have conventional drawings?

While laser scanning can provide a range of 3D modelling deliverables, visualisations and rectified images we can produce highly accurate 2D topographical surveys, floor plans, elevations and sections. Cost savings can still be made due to the reduction in time spent on site.

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