3D Laser Scanning is fast becoming the industry standard of surveying techniques. The hardware has advanced rapidly over the last few years, making it much more accurate and delivering higher density point clouds than ever before. Here at Oakwood Engineering we currently use the Faro X130 or X330 Digital Laser Scanners, one of the market leading scanner manufacturers, to produce highly accurate 3D point clouds of buildings, environments and locations for use in planning projects.
When the equipment scans, it sends eye safe laser beams to up to 330 metres away and records the information that bounces back. This is represented by millions of points. The scanner then takes high resolution colour images of the area which can be utilised to add photo realistic colours to the point cloud itself.
Oakwood recently completed a scan of over 50 sites to generate an accurate and precise point cloud survey of London.