Is surveying ready for the cloud?

The cloud has become a pervasive part of modern life. However, there are industries that have been left behind — surveying is...


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Topics: surveying,

Point cloud survey specification — how to build a point cloud

Point clouds consist of huge data sets combining three-dimensional points with information such as distance, colour, location...


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Topics: point clouds,

Laser scanning and LOD: standardising BIM

The construction world is moving to BIM (Building Information Modelling) at an accelerating rate. For the surveyor, the...


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Topics: laser scanner,

6 tips for laser scanning for BIM

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is the future of working in the construction industry. Underpinned by digital technology,...


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Topics: laser scanner,

LiDAR point cloud registration: 6 acceleration tips for surveyors

LiDAR and point clouds have transformed surveying. Prior to the 1990s, when laser scanners entered commercial use, the kind of...


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Topics: LiDAR,

How to overcome the challenges of 3D laser scanner site planning

3D laser scanning is transforming surveying in terms of design, construction and visualisation. The applications that laser...


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Topics: laser scanner,

5 steps to choosing the right 3D laser scanner registration software

3D laser scanners are now capable of mapping 3D space in exacting detail. The use of the resulting  3D point clouds is already...


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Topics: Point Cloud Registration,

Reality capture 101: point clouds, photogrammetry and LiDAR

Reality capture is transforming industries from construction to medical research. The term itself is relatively...


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Topics: LiDAR,

How Does LiDAR work? Laser Scanners Explained

What is LiDAR? How does LiDAR work? If you’re new to the subject, or just want to know how the scanners you rely on actually...


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Topics: LiDAR,

How to become a surveyor: your guide to a career in surveying

According to recent reports, the global surveying and mapping market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate...


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Topics: surveyors,