Large-Scale 3D Scanning Projects Around the Globe
Long range scanning is a ground-based technique for collecting high-density 3D geospatial data-- large-scale, complex 3D scanning, such as entire buildings, factories, rooms, landscapes, and other big structures and locations, both inside and out.
Using the highly accurate 3D scan data generated with 3D scanning you are able to view the as built region in a virtual world. The point cloud data can also be surfaced to generate a CAD model which can be used for comparison or reconstruction.
The size of the specimen being scanned is no longer limited to the directional travel of a machine, or the reach of an arm. Scans can be taken anywhere, at virtually any time. The raw output of long-range scanning is "point-cloud" data, which GKS can use as reference to create a fully parametric file in almost any native format (AutoCAD, SolidWorks, Pro-Engineer, CATIA, UG, IDEAS, DXF, DWG, IGES, ASCII).
Benefits of Long Range Scanning:
- On-site 3D scanning of your site that is virtually unlimited in size
- We can measure 360º by 320º, to a range of 75 meters in any one setup, the scanner maintains an accuracy of +/- 2mm to a distance of 25 meters away.
- Long-range scanning functions in virtually any environment including broad daylight, the dark of night, indoors, and outdoors. We can even scan in COLOR, where each measured X,Y,Z coordinate is also assigned an RGB color value
- and many specific benefits based on your industry and application!
Applications for Long-Range Scanning
Long-range laser scanning can be used to scan any large-scale structure or environment that needs to be documented:
Construction, Bridges, Roadways, Buildings, High-Definition Surveying-- long-range scanning can help you to digitize existing and proposed locations. With the exact topographical features, you can calculate how much material must be moved, where the best contours are, and many other aspects of infrastructure construction. Long-range scans can be used to inspect the work at various intervals, making sure that plans are accurately executed, and uncover design flaws before they become costly and time consuming.
Tunnels, Mines, Oil Rigs- long-range scanning is invaluable in conditions that are less than optimal for manual measurements such as on huge oil rigs and in poorly lit mines or tunnels. The laser scanner can take accurate measurements even in the dark.
Crime Scene Reconstruction & Forensics-- We can help you document or reconstruct the scene a crime or an accident by quickly collecting detailed data. Nothing is moved by non-contact measurement, keeping the integrity of the scene intact. The 3D data is then exported to special forensic software for modeling and contouring, creating a realistic view for the investigators to examine visually to determine the sequence of events and possible causes.
Marine Ships & Hull Modeling-- We can provide as-built documentation, hull modeling, marine simulation, stability analysis and more for your vessel and components.
Power Plants & Petrochemical--long-range scanning is perfect when plants need up-to-date site documentation, creating fast and inexpensive drawings.
Let GKS's expert technicians bring the complexity of a your scanning services project down to a workable scale for you.