SMi, 3D scanning: new possibilities for your surveys
SMi’s surveying department is now equipped with a complete station equipped with 3D scanning technology that can create point cloud measurements and increase efficiency in the implementation of several projects.
SMi’s surveyors are now able to create 3D point cloud measurements through the acquisition of the Leica Nova MS50. This tool allows you to collect and visualize topographic data with high precision detail scans by measuring 1000 points per second at distances of up to 300m.
3D scanning can be integrated into a computer-aided design (CAD) or computer-aided drafting (CAD) to design 2D or 3D maps. This can be done for various sectors of activities, such as road and municipal infrastructures, building and bridge structures, high-voltage, architecture, geomatics, environment, etc.
Examples of applications:
- Volume calculations
- Anamorphosis analysis
- Facade, rock wall and dam surveys
- Monitoring of structural movement
- Precise and accurate representation of the state of the site before, during and after construction
- Increased accuracy of the measured data thus reducing the possibility of error
- Time and cost savings
- Point cloud measurements taking directly on the computer rather than on the ground
- Taking measurements in hard to reach places
- Richer and more detailed data
- Less return visits to the site
This tool is not just a surveying tool, it also allows decision makers to have a 3D vision of their project from the initial phase. Once again, SMis’ teams are at the cutting edge of technology to improve the efficiency and quality of our services for project implementation.