What exactly is 3D Laser Scanning? To summarize:
Using laser light (LIDAR technology), 3D Laser Scanning captures spatial data. This data is the position, shape, and spatial locations of objects. It is recorded by millions of points, each with an X,Y,Z coordinate, causing the creation what is known in the industry as a "point cloud". The LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) technology that Laser Scanning uses emits a laser light at an object and analyzes the returns by calculating the time of flight of the beam.
The level of detail captured by Laser Scanning is very high. Laser Scanning also gives point coordinates at a spacing down to millimeter point spacing while most topographical surveys collected with GPS and conventional surveying usually give a single point with an XYZ coordinate anywhere from 10-50 feet apart.
The applications for 3D Laser Scanning are vast. More common uses of Laser Scanning include:
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