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25-09-2015, 07:43 PM
RE: measuring tapes
It's a 3d laser scanner, capturing millions of points in a sphere around its setup. It's state-of-the-art survey technology that's just about becoming affordable to deploy for mid-scale outfits like ours. One of these machines will set you back over £30,000.

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25-09-2015, 11:40 PM
RE: measuring tapes
(25-09-2015 07:43 PM)Siz Wrote:  It's a 3d laser scanner, capturing millions of points in a sphere around its setup. It's state-of-the-art survey technology that's just about becoming affordable to deploy for mid-scale outfits like ours. One of these machines will set you back over £30,000.

I saw a TED talk on archaeology and 3-D laser scanning. I'll try to find it. It was very interesting.

Found it.

http://www.ted.com/talks/ben_kacyra_anci...en#t-57820

Is this similar to what you use?

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26-09-2015, 12:55 AM
RE: measuring tapes
(25-09-2015 11:40 PM)dancefortwo Wrote:  
(25-09-2015 07:43 PM)Siz Wrote:  It's a 3d laser scanner, capturing millions of points in a sphere around its setup. It's state-of-the-art survey technology that's just about becoming affordable to deploy for mid-scale outfits like ours. One of these machines will set you back over £30,000.

I saw a TED talk on archaeology and 3-D laser scanning. I'll try to find it. It was very interesting.

Found it.

http://www.ted.com/talks/ben_kacyra_anci...en#t-57820

Is this similar to what you use?
Yep, exactly the same. There are a few different bits of software you can use depending on application, but the instruments and the data they output is exactly the same. The software is a little clunky and primitive but it will improve with time. This is the future of building surveying, without a doubt. The applications are endless.

The instrument we use (the one I pictured) is a FARO. There are a couple of others on the market. The Leica scanner (P40) is the most advanced and precise but is twice the price.

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