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3D Laser Scanners 101

As the most rapidly evolving technology in the Survey Industry, discover everything you need to know about 3D Scanners and how this technology can transform your site development.

2D floorplans and elevations, however the latest software developments enable point clouds to be hosted via online platforms meaning Project Managers, clients and collaborators can access and utilise the data from anywhere, at any time. As a result, the decision-making process can be expedited across the board, meaning works can be completed much more quickly and efficiently.

The combination of 3D laser scanning and cloud hosted software means it is now possible for highly specialist geospatial data to become usable for everyone. The latest software suites are designed specifically for that wider audience. From simple measurements and tagging, through to more sophisticated models including live IoT feeds and asset databases.

Utilisation of 3D Scanners is step one in the creation of a digital twin. Digital twins are virtual models in which you can review, amend and interact with without the need to be physically onsite. The use of the digital twin leads to more effective research and design, greater efficiency and invaluable insights when it comes to site management. In turn, this leads to Industry 4.0 and the digitisation of the manufacturing sector.

A number of market verticals are already making use of 3D Scanners, and reaping the benefits, including:

  • Building surveying
  • Construction Verification
  • Process and manufacturing industry
  • Topographic and Engineering Survey
  • Wastewater treatment sites
  • Heritage Survey
  • Maritime
  • TV and Film
  • Policing and Security
  • Military

GAP’s Survey & Safety Division offers both Trimble and Leica 3D Scanners to suit your personal preferences. Take a look at our offerings here, or get in touch with our team, on to discuss how we can support you.

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