Laser scanning, also known as lidar (Light Detection and Ranging), is a surveying technology that uses laser beams to accurately measure the distance, shape, and position of objects in a given environment. The laser scans the environment and collects data, which is then processed to create a highly accurate 3D model of the environment.
Laser scanning is used in a variety of applications, including:
- Surveying: Laser scanning can be used to quickly and accurately measure the dimensions and geometry of structures, landscapes, and other objects, making it an ideal tool for surveying and mapping applications.
- Architecture and engineering: Laser scanning can be used to capture the dimensions and geometry of buildings, bridges, and other structures, providing valuable information for architectural and engineering design.
- Heritage and cultural preservation: Laser scanning can be used to capture the details and geometry of historical and cultural landmarks, providing valuable information for preservation and restoration efforts.
- Construction: Laser scanning can be used to monitor and track changes in the construction site over time, providing valuable information for project management and quality control.
Following our survey, a point cloud is generated which can be used for a variety of tasks. It can be digitised to create 3D linework to create a traditional topographical survey, some clients like to see the the original point cloud or a full 3D Model/BIM model can be created from the point cloud.
Laser scanning provides highly accurate and detailed data, which can be used for a variety of purposes, including design and planning, construction and maintenance, heritage and cultural preservation, and more.
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