3D Laser Scanning
3D Laser Scanners or ScanStation are used for a wide range of High Definition Surveying HDS applications either alongside traditional survey instruments or as an alternative to Total Stations.
Using 3D Laser Scanning instruments the surveyor can rapidly collect a large amount of accurate co-ordinated three dimensional 3D laser points from the surface of remote feature as a ‘point cloud’ image, providing rapid surveying solutions for inaccessible elements and complex geometrical detail.
When the 3D Scanner has scanned a structure or site to create a precise high definition survey image it is then processed with visualisation and modelling software to represent the surface surveyed. The data from the scanned image can then be used for a wide variety of applications including exporting to CAD in 2D or 3D models in wire frame or to other rendering software packages.
This type of surveying technology allows the surveyor to capture and use large volumes of 3D data in a range of environments and is well suited to measuring heritage sites, historic buildings and façades along with applications in detailed petrochemical and industrial environments. 3D Laser Scanners can also be used for surveying projects such as highways, tunnelling projects or hazardous sites where traditional survey instruments may not be appropriate.
- 3D Laser Scanners or ScanStation
- High Definition Surveying HDS
- Point Cloud image
- Exporting to CAD or rendering software
- Hazardous and inaccessible locations
- Visualisation and modelling software