Why laser scanning is becoming so popular

I’ve noticed how laser scanning is reaching even more markets than it currently serves. As well as gaining greater traction in ‘traditional’ application areas such as topographic surveying, engineering & infrastructure, and process plant; terrestrial laser scanning is being rapidly adopted by a range of diverse markets, including Building Information Modelling (BIM), Digital Construction, Interior Finishing and Forensics.

In addition to new markets, I am seeing new users who we might not necessarily refer to as ‘traditional surveyors’. These users are often referred to as ‘Reality Capture Technicians’ or ‘3D Documentation Engineers’. Laser scanning is fast changing the way we operate by responding to the need to create a truly accurate representation of reality for use in applications such as BIM.

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