Significance of 3D Laser Scanning and Surveys

Posted by Calvada on November 30th, 2015

Since their introduction, high definition surveying and 3D laser scanning have quickly become the industry standard for making accurate and reliable measurements, especially in complex environments. Apart from providing precise spatial information, 3D laser scanning and surveying technology has helped civil engineers, contractors, architects, and plant designers save money and time by minimizing the need for reworking the construction and eliminating return visits, which can be costly in the long run. 

Using 3D laser scanning and surveys will ensure the quick completion of jobs. Once a site has been scanned and processed, analysts and engineers can already check or re-check the engineering quality data. You do not have to buy your 3D laser scanners and surveying equipment to accomplish this because you have the option to hire 3D scanning services to fulfill all your land surveying requirements. With 3D laser scanning, you can conduct ACSM and ALTA surveys, residential and property surveys, and boundary surveys and get accurate data for your construction, development, and design projects. 

Cutting edge 3D technology comes as a high-definition or 3D scanning service to ensure more accurate results and a cost effective means to survey land. High-end equipment comes with a high-speed laser radar scanner with a field of view of 360 x 270 degrees. Hence, the technology can survey a man-made, interior, natural, or exterior area or structure within its field of view. It develops a full raw data set as a 3D image, which is made up of 3D point clouds or data points. Every two points in the 3D scan pertain to point measurements in the AutoCAD, with an accuracy of up to 6mm. This way, high-definition 3D laser scanning enables a comprehensive, accurate, and quick survey surface geometry. 

You may use the raw 3D scan data with specially developed software to a pan, view, zoom, and rotate the images in 3D or to instantly obtain point-to-point measurements. Reputable 3D laser scanning and survey services include post-processing and additional laser scanning services, too. This way, you can translate raw data into a highly accurate 3D or 2D AutoCAD drawings that you can use for rendering three-dimensional solid models, design, and visual walkthroughs. 

Work with a reputable 3D laser scanning and surveying company that uses the most advanced techniques for easier evaluation, analysis, and interpretation of the 3D models. They can provide sensible insights for builders, designers, contractors, and engineers, too. This way, you can count on a comprehensive service that can help improve the structures you are building. HD scanning services should help minimize the time line and cost to finish a project, and help find and remedy possible errors in construction as early as possible. 

About the Author: 

Armando Dupont, a professional land surveyor started his career in surveying in 1977 and has extensive experience in managing personnel and projects. His experience includes: topographic mapping, boundary surveys and analysis, construction and control surveying, preparation of tract and parcel maps, earth work calculation and quantities, targeting and control for photogrammetric, and land title surveys in accordance with the American Land Title Association and the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping. Mr. DuPont founded Calvada Surveying, Inc. in 1989 and is a licensed Professional Land Surveyor in the State of California.

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