A 3D laser scanner provides rapid capture of objects and records 3D coordinates of their location as a series of points (3D point cloud).
3D laser scanning provides the following benefits:
Greater accuracy than manual methods.
More comprehensive data to reduce likelihood of repeat site visits.
Cost effective option for large scale capture of detailed information.
Improved safety for surveying of hazardous, hard-to-reach or unhealthy areas.
NSS' Leica C10 laser scanning solution provides 500,000 points per second and point spacing of <1mm.
The information extracted from 3D Laser Scanning is similar to conventional surveys, for example:
Volumes and contours
Buildings and structures
Steel beams, columns, bins, & conveyors
Overhead wires and poles
Archaeological sites & sculptures
Pre-fabricated modules or structures for as built surveying
Observed structures can be modelled in 3D for effective Life Cycle Management, with as-built models superimposed over design models to identify possible clashes between new and existing infrastructure.