3D Laser Mapping Develops Laser Scanning Robot

3D Laser Mapping (United Kingdom) has developed a laser-scanning robot to provide an electronic eye in dangerous and in-hospitable environments. Using laser scanning units combined with wireless communications and advanced robotic technology the 3D-R1 allows a 3D map of the surrounding area to be created. 3D-RI can be deployed in any environment where a risk to personnel may be present including earthquake zones, fire damaged buildings or hostage situations. The 3D-RI remote operated survey vehicle was developed in partnership with Jobling Purser RSV LLP and was originally designed for use in underground mining operations to reduce the risk to the... (read more)
2007-05-02 09:45:45

High-precision Laser Scanning for Cave Tourism

3D Reconstruction of the Pollera Cave, Italy
The Pollera cave is situated in the region of Liguria, Italy, and is the subject of a strategy aimed at improving and promoting tourism in the area. In this project, 3D laser scans of some of the more easily accessible cave rooms were needed to create multimedia products such as movies, images and scenes for 3D virtual tours, and to generate geocartographic products for tourist excursions. To achieve this, the cave was scanned using a Z+F IMAGER 5010 high-precision laser scanner. Surveying and data processing proved to be particularly difficult and costly due to the underground environment, but by using free... (read more)
2017-12-21 01:31:30

Integrated Mobile Laser Scanning System VMX-250

RIEGL Laser Measurement Systems announces serial production and prompt availability of the VMX-250 Mobile Scanning System which was first introduced at the INTERGEO Exhibition, Karlsruhe, 2009. The VMX-250 System consists of two RIEGL VQ-250 „Full Circle\"-Laser Scanners, which combined can achieve 600,000 measurements per second, enabling a fast, efficient and highly accurate 3D mapping of highways, streets, railroads, and the like. The system configuration further comprises the latest, modular IMU/GPS unit. The RIEGL technologies „Echo Signal Digitisation" and „Online Waveform Analysis" result in excellent multi-target detection, even of 3D data of objects which are obscured by physical entities in the... (read more)
2010-02-08 02:47:48

Terrestrial Laser Scanning Used For Vegetation Analysis

A vegetation analysis survey using terrestrial laser scanning for Safe Trees Ltd in Jihlava, Czech Republic, has been completed. The focus of this survey was to evaluate the condition of trees using Lidar data. The collected data is used in the process of stress analysis: a requirement for determining the operational safety of trees during so-called pulling tests.    The stress analysis as accomplished by Blom Czech Republic and Control System International Ltd consists of stressing tested trees with small forces and determining the​​ trunk deformation (interpreted as resistance to breakage and torsion) and tilt of the root plate. The... (read more)
2011-10-03 09:57:46

Successful Terrestrial Laser Scanning User Meeting

Optech (Canada) has successfully concluded its International Terrestrial Laser Scanning User Meeting, held on 26 and 27 June 2012 at the Novotel Nice Centre in Nice, France. With registered attendees from around the world, the conference looked at emerging applications and fostered networking among users of Optech's Lynx Mobile Mapper and ILRIS Terrestrial Laser Scanner Lidar systems, ending on an extremely positive note. Julien Losseau, managing director of Optech in Europe said that the keynote speaker, James Kavanagh (director Land Group, The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) in the UK) expressed the need to communicate the value of Lidar... (read more)
2012-07-06 12:00:00

MoLaS: Mobile Laser Scanning Technology Workshop

The collection of 3D data from moving platforms such as vehicles or aircraft is one of the most interesting challenges in the area of object detection and reconstruction. Laser scanners, which collect data rapidly, reliably and with high precision, play a key role in this context. High-precision systems, calibration and referencing are therefore the central aspects of current research activities and applications. From 23-24 November  2016, Fraunhofer IPM is hosting the second international MoLaS workshop on the subject of mobile laser scanning at its premises in Freiburg, Germany. The first MoLaS workshop in 2014 with 120 participants has shown that there is... (read more)
2016-04-06 10:34:37

Longer-Range Airborne Laser Scanning System

Trimble has added the Trimble Harrier 68i to its aerial imaging and laser scanning systems. Designed for aircraft and helicopter operation, the new version is suited for long-range corridor, project, and wide-area mapping. Based on the Trimble Harrier 68, laser scanner extends the typical operating altitude to 1,600 meters above ground level. The system incorporates a wide-angle laser scanner with a 266KHz effective measurement rate to deliver high point density on the ground, providing the detailed modeling data needed for precise planning, engineering, and monitoring applications.The Trimble Harrier 68i includes:•LMS-Q680i airborne laser scanner•Trimble Aerial Camera-a 60 megapixel metric camera•Applanix POSTrackTM... (read more)
2010-04-30 12:00:00

3D Laser Scanning Workflow Integration

Bentley is organising a webinar on 7th January 2010 highlighting the integration of Pointools Vortex Engine in Bentley Technology Platform. On 14th October 2009, Bentley Systems Inc. announced that it had signed a “Continuous Technology Transfer Agreement” to incorporate Pointools’ Vortex Engine in its Technology Platform to enable reuse of 3D laser scanned data. This 30min webinar will include three different perspectives on this agreement: •Tom Greaves and Gene Roe from Spar Point Research will present an overview of the impact that laser scanning technology is having on the design, construction and management of industrial plant, BIM and civil/transportation infrastructure... (read more)
2009-12-23 12:00:00

A Mindset Change in Laser Scanning Management

Bringing Lidar Data to the Geospatial Community
The wide availability of online map services nowadays underlines the growing demand for data via the internet. However, there are no comparable services for Lidar data due to its complex structure, the difficulty of accessing data and the size of the files, to name but a few reasons. These factors, in combination with strict security and privacy measures, mean that only companies with sufficient knowledge, financial resources and software are able to take full advantage of the high accuracy that laser scanning technology and Lidar data can offer by applying this information to their projects. LiDAR Online aims to overcome... (read more)
2013-01-04 12:02:39

Mobile Laser Scanning with 1cm Accuracy

Mobile mapping system StreetMapper has achieved accuracies of better than 1cm on a Californian test area specifically designed to evaluate mobile laser scanning systems. Operated by Terrametix and designed by Nottingham-based 3D Laser Mapping, the StreetMapper system was put through its paces on a stretch of highway in San Diego. The route was chosen by the Californian Department of Transportation (Caltrans) to help companies advance mobile laser scanning technology through independent evaluation against known control points.   The Caltrans test area covers a half-mile stretch of High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lane highway in San Diego. The route was originally selected... (read more)
2009-09-01 11:05:13
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