Laser scanning is non-contact technological process that digitally captures and documents the shape of objects or rooms using a laser light. Using the line of laser light the scanner is then able to create a “point cloud”. Point Clouds are a cluster of dots that lay where the laser hit the surface of an object, floor, ceiling or wall. Simply put, a laser scan is a process by which we are able to capture the exact size and shape of a room, house, space or object in the physical world and translate it to a 3-dimensional model in a CAD program of our choosing. Using this we are able to capture and measure these spaces, objects and quickly create highly accurate models from them.
A few images and a video from a recent laser scan that we did.
A Laser Scan of a three story structure
Laser scan of the street
Alternative view of laser scan of the block