3D Laser Scanning has been commercially available for several years. However recent developments with point cloud processing software have now made laser surveying an attractive method to capture site information quickly and accurately.
A 3D laser survey can within minutes gather millions of measured data points that would otherwise take months to collect using traditional methods. 3D Laser surveys are not subject to the potential human errors that are associated with traditional measuring methods and safer, as it does not require us to be in contact with your equipment.
The resulting ‘point cloud’ file can be processed to provide client with a three dimensional viewing file, allowing you to carry out a virtual tour, taking measurements as you move around your facility without having to leave your office.
Laser scanning still holds the same level of accuracy you would find with other traditional surveying methods. However with 3D Laser scanners the level of human error is dramatically reduced as the scanner is automatically recording its surroundings, without the need for surveyors needing to use a target in order to measure subject matter.
3D scanners use a safe pulse laser, allowing persons to move in and around our survey areas. Since we do not need to actually touch any of your onsite assets to 3D laser survey, we significantly reduce risks from slips and trips that traditional methods expose surveyors to. Elevated details, otherwise inaccessible without temporary platforms, are easily scanned from ground level.
Due to its speed recording your sites assets becomes incredibly fast and detailed, offering our clients considerable savings. With our range of bolt on applications ALS can offer tank analysis, 3D models, facilities management and plant videos.
Hands down 3D Laser scanning is one of the fastest surveying methods around, with its ability to record up to 960k points per second. We are able to record your site assets at a fraction of the time traditional methods like a theodolite would take.