With laser scanning, it’s so much more about the scanning hardware – Software is the key. Now available is the latest version of Topcon’s point cloud processing package: ScanMaster v2.0. This software sees the introduction of many new and improved features and can work with scan data from any manufacturer meaning that existing surveyors can take advantage of the many innovative features.
In addition, ScanMaster is now available as a FREE module that enables instrument control, visualisation and data mark-up. This means you can take your scanner into the field and collect data whilst keeping the complete version in the back-office for data-processing. Full Functionality can be enabled via the USB dongle unleashing the true power of our ground-breaking software.
This FREE version of ScanMaster also functions as a powerful viewer that can be shared with customers to allow 3D viewing of point clouds .measurement of distances and areas, annotation and drawing.
The core functionality has been enhanced and primarily features a high performance point cloud engine offering faster indexing, reduced file size, improved visual quality, clarity and rendering performance. In turn this frees up PC memory for the many new and improved sophisticated routines.
ScanMaster v2.0 raises the bar, not only are expected functions such as: Mesh processing, Volumes, Planes, Regions, Cross-Sections and visualisation a standard feature, but unique edge extraction and non-surface-modelled CAD extraction offer the next level of data processing. Couple this with the new instrument and data interaction methods and it is clear that there really are an incredible number of new tools now available.
Key Features of the latest version:
- Superior Performance – Visualisation and rendering with no lag of clouds up to 4.3 billion points
- Automatic edge extraction
- Volume computation
- Deformation computations using volumen meshes
- Automatic noise filtering (traffic, people etc.)
- Automated scan registration
- Automated ground extraction to create topo datasets via region select tool
- Automatic object extraction direct from the cloud (no mesh required)
- Enhanced interface e.g. Planar Zoom function yielding the most accurate elevation views we’ve seen
- Creation of othophotos
- Improved GLS control via remote video or captured images
Mass 3D Point Cloud Acquisition and Manipulation
ScanMaster has been optimized to quickly acquire and manipulate 3D point cloud data. Stream live video to setup the desired scan area and obtain the 3D point cloud data you need.
Traverse and Back Sight Capabilities
With the ability to quickly traverse and back sight, ScanMaster streamlines the process of aligning data captured from multiple occupations into a single coordinate system.
Image Capture and Live Video Feed
ScanMaster uses images to streamline data acquisition. Images can also be used to apply RGB data and texture map scanned data. In addition, ScanMaster can stream a live video feed from the GLS-1000 Scanner via WLAN to a remote PC.
Target Scans and Tie-point Registration
With the ability to precisely locate centers of retro reflective targets, ScanMaster offers a flexible and highly accurate alternative to traditional orientation techniques.
Create Mesh Objects and Annotations
ScanMaster can quickly create mesh objects. These mesh objects are triangulated surfaces that pass through a section of data points, that can be used to create cross-sections and profiles. ScanMaster can also quickly annotate desired information such as angles, and distances.
360 degree images are recorded and overlapped to and accurate grid of horizontal and vertical angles. Scanned points and polylines can be overlaid on these images. Use the Images to help identify critical breaklines of the point cloud.
An example of contour lines drawn to a point cloud collected in Las Vegas.
Annotation and measurement tools come standard in ScanMaster. Use these tools to measure object like windows and columns.
Overlay point clouds by intensity color to determine where additional scan locations will be needed.
View you point cloud in the 360 degree angle view with and without images turned on.
Pull multiple point clouds together for life-like representations. Notice the long range scanning ability of he point clouds collected on building in the far background!
Common street intersections come alive with detail from this high density method of scanning. Buildings, utility lines, vegitation and street signs can all be located through laser scanning.