Laser scanning on busy roads

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYeFvRv0x8I&rel=0 Laser scanning targets where there are high amounts of traffic (vehicle or pedestrian) can be problematic if maximum coverage is required. The Topcon GLS-1000 scanner has the facility to undertake “detailed” scan. In this mode, it repeats the data acquisition within the specified scan area two or three times. The final dataset will contain only…

Scanning Cologne Cathedral

The video shows a fly-through of a point cloud acquired with the Topcon GLS-1500 that was produced using ScanMaster 2 and Pointools View Pro. The data confirms that the height from the ground to the top of the towers is 156.2m. The scanner was 80m away from the building, demonstrating the scanner’s excellent medium-range high…

Electrical Substation

Case study of a very complex detailed site, demonstrating the high quality of the GLS laser scanner data Download data (ascii text file of point cloud with RGB / I values) – 8 MB Laser scanning is ideal for recording complex existing infrastructure, such as power plants, water works, refineries etc. This example from S.…

Architecture

Modern opera house and streetview Download data (ascii text file of point cloud with RGB / I values) – 77 MB This dataset is a two-station survey of the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff Bay. It demonstrates the excellent quality of data achievable with Topcon’s GLS laser scanner over 150m away from parts of the…

Coastal Laser Scanning

from the Glamorgan Heritage Coast Download data (ascii text file of point cloud with RGB / I values) – 52 MB Carried out as part of a research study into wave platform erosion, this dataset comprises two scan positions on the cliff top and one on the rock platform. Positioning was achieved using an RTK…

Historic Buildings

3 Scans of a Welsh castle Download data (ascii text file of point cloud with RGB / I values) – 45 MB Castle Coch, just outside Cardiff was scanned using three scan positions in around 3 hours on site (including surveying BS/OBS coordinates and explaining to members of the public what we were doing). Two…

Heavy Trucks

Download data (ascii text file of point cloud with RGB / I values) – 3 MB Laser scanning is becoming more commonplace in accident scene mapping and forensic studies. This dataset was acquired at a field day for collision investigators and shows how a detailed survey of the shape and position of some large vehicles…