What are point clouds? Understanding how reality capture is stored and manipulated

Point clouds are a powerful way to represent a whole object, scene or structure. When colour information is added, the point...


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Topics: laser scanner, point clouds, cloud-based processing

How to Take Drone 3D Land Mapping to the Next Level

Mobile mapping systems are now the go-to technology for providing scan data for large-scale environments. Drone mapping is a...


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Topics: laser scanner, Vercator, land mapping

The Most Popular Laser Scanners for Creating Point Clouds

Point cloud scanners and reality capture are going through a renaissance. Stable and mature technology has contributed to an...


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Topics: laser scanner, point clouds, Vercator

3D Laser Scanner Pricing Guide

How much does a 3D laser scanner cost and when is it the right investment?

From construction to medical research, civil...


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Topics: processing software, laser scanner, Point Cloud Registration

Surveyors: Don't Look at Hardware to Solve Software Issues

For surveyors, times are changing fast, and with these changes come significant opportunities. One primary indicator of such...


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Topics: pointcloud, processing software, laser scanner

How to plan a 3D laser scanning survey

Creating a quality site plan is crucial for an efficient and accurate scanning process. As scanning becomes more widespread,...


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Topics: laser scanner, surveying, surveyors

3 types of terrestrial laser scanners

According to a recent report from Future Market Insights, the market for 3D scanners is projected to increase fourfold in the...


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Topics: laser scanner, surveying, surveyors

Future trends in laser scanner technology

Laser scanning is on a path to become more powerful, more useful, and more affordable — impacting a vast array of industries....


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Topics: laser scanner,

LOD and BIM explained

Surveyors who are adopting BIM (Building Information Modelling) workflows have continuously faced challenges getting...


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Topics: laser scanner, surveying, LiDAR

5 ways the mining sector can increase laser scanning adoption

Mining in the 21st century relies on safety, efficiency and accuracy. The aim is always to cut costs and improve safety by...


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