Laser Scanning

Laser Scanning is the process of capturing precise 3D data. The scanner works using moveable mirrors to steer the laser taking measurements 360º around the scanner, measuring all objects within its line of sight. High quality photography is integrated with the point data to produce a realistic 3D image.

By capturing around 1 million points per second laser scanning can offer benefits to both the surveyor and client by:

  • Reducing the time spent on site
  • Capturing the building at a particular moment in time
  • Recording every feature available so that no return visit will be needed
  • Creating a safer working environment
  • Recording data to accuracies of ± 2mm


Applications for laser scanning can include:

  • Detailed architectural records
  • As built records
  • Monitoring purposes
  • Rights of light surveys
  • Heritage preservation
  • Archaeological records
  • Virtual simulations



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