3D Laser Scanning is also known as 3D Scanning, Lidar or Ground Based Lidar and Terrestrial 3D Laser Scanning.

3D Laser Scanning is the method and technology that captures environments, structures and objects in 3D in the form of millions of 3D points. The resulting data is called a Point Cloud. The data is captured in real-time and is the definitive measured record for many types of projects.

Point clouds can be joined together and registered to a coordinate system (i.e. Ordnance Survey). Point clouds can be imported into software such as: CAD packages, Navisworks, Revit and CivilCAD.

Point Cloud data is used for; BIM(Building Information Modelling), As-built checks, Measured Building Surveys, Topographical Surveys, Asset management, Low cost 3D scene visualistion, 3D modelling (of Pipes, Plant, Buildings, Monuments and objects), crime scene capture, monitoring, Rights of Light and Daylighting and Sunlighting analysis, and much more.

When 3D laser scanning, we use the following guidelines where applicable to ensure the highest quality data is produced:

  • English Heritage - Metric Survey Specifications For Cultural Heritage;
  • RICS - Surveys of Land, Buildings and Utility Services at Scales of 1:500 and Larger for the 3D laser scanning site control.