RIEGL to Demonstrate Terrestrial Laser Scanning Innovation at GIM International Summit

Urban mapping puts high demands on the surveying instrument with respect to multi-target capability, maximum measurement range and accuracy. Furthermore, the necessity to operate repeatedly and quickly in a non-surveyor-friendly environment calls for high speed, versatility, ease of use and reliability. At the GIM International Summit, RIEGL will demonstrate how it takes terrestrial laser scanning to the next level. RIEGL’s V-Line terrestrial laser scanners provide sophisticated laser scanning technology like echo digitisation, online waveform processing, and multiple-time-around processing. Now RIEGL presents the latest developments and further improvements with respect to user-friendliness and performance in terrestrial applications. Besides the improved measurement performance... (read more)
2016-01-18 11:24:58

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

Orbit GT and RIEGL Strengthen Data Interoperability for Terrestrial Scanning

Orbit GT and RIEGL are strengthening data interoperability for terrestrial scanning by making data exchange between software systems much easier than before. Orbit GT and RIEGL share a common view that data interoperability should be as easy as possible, also for quite complex and large datasets, as are abundant in the scanning business, said Peter Bonne, CEO of Orbit GT. RIEGL has done a great effort to bring this interoperability to the next level and make results from terrestrial scanning ready for Orbit GT’s portfolio of Lidar and Imagery data management, feature extraction and publishing software, he added. Providing georeferenced... (read more)
2017-03-02 10:30:11

Laser Scanning of Damaged Historical Icons

Surveying Technology Is Heading for Maturity
Terrestrial laser scanning is becoming an increasingly preferred surveying technique for the 3D documentation of historical buildings. 3D point clouds provide a wealth of information which advanced 3D mapping software can exploit in a relatively simple way, at least when compared to the tedious surveying techniques of the past. However, effective cooperation between architects and the survey team of experts is necessary in order to get the best out of this geodata acquisition technology. In this article, the authors first provide an overview of equipment based on the size of the site and the surveying aim, and subsequently give four... (read more)
2019-10-31 09:16:04

Catching up on Photogrammetry and Laser Scanning

An Impression of the Oldenburger 3D-Tage Event
In the German geospatial industry, there is a longstanding platform for open and constructive dialogue with researchers but also informal talks and discussion in between. It is called the Oldenburger 3D-Tage and is held annually at the Jade University of Applied Sciences in the northern German city of Oldenburg. This article provides a round-up of the 18th edition of the event which took place in February this year and offered delegates an inspiring update on the latest developments in all aspects of 3D mapping, both photogrammetry and laser scanning. The 3D-Tage programme is pretty straightforward: two full days of sessions... (read more)
2019-03-20 11:07:17

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

Point Clouds: Laser Scanning versus UAS Photogrammetry

Accuracy, Point Density, Time Efficiency and Costs
Are photogrammetric point clouds superior to Lidar point clouds, or is it the other way around? To address this topic of ongoing debate, the authors of this article conducted a terrestrial laser scanning (TLS) survey together with an unmanned aerial system (UAS) photogrammetric survey of a gravel pit. Comparison revealed that TLS is superior when the highest level of detail is required. For larger surveying projects, however, RTK-enabled UAS photogrammetry provides sufficient levels of detail and accuracy as well as greater efficiency and improved surveyor safety. In modern surveying, the numerous measurement methods can be divided into two broad categories:... (read more)
2018-07-12 02:03:41

Photogrammetry and Laser Scanning on Single Aircraft

Diamond Aircraft, Austria, has introduced the new DA42 GEOSTAR that enables the collection of laser scanning and photo-grammetry data during one single flight. The team of Diamond Airborne Sensing (subsidiary of Diamond Aircraft) announced it has succeeded in perfect sensor integration on the DA42 MPP, the most economic remote sensing platform worldwide. Both systems are integrated with sufficient resources for fuel and flight crew. Hence the GEOSTAR is able to complete incredible 10-hour survey flights with a range of up to 1,042 NM, equivalent to the flight route Copenhagen - Barcelona. At an altitude of 10,000 feet it can even... (read more)
2013-10-16 09:48:52

Pointfuse Launches Laser Scanning Software Suite

Pointfuse is releasing Pointfuse 2018, a suite of laser scanning software which includes a cloud-based data processing service called Pointfuse Bolt. Designed to promote and support the capture of digitised ‘as-built’ data, Pointfuse 2018 will help BIM practitioners create intelligent data that is easy to consume and easy to share. Pointfuse Bolt is powered by unlimited parallelised computing on an industry-standard secure platform to process point clouds captured during the design, build and delivery of complex construction projects. Offering a scalable yet affordable solution, the Bolt service reduces processing times and minimises the IT requirement for expensive hardware whilst maximising... (read more)
2018-10-19 10:23:57

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
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