NCTech iSTAR camera and the Topcon GLS-2000

NCTech iSTAR camera and the Topcon GLS-2000

One of the limitations of many terrestrial laser scanners is acquiring onboard photography that is representative of reality. This can be quite challenging and/or time consuming to achieve well – the main reasons are low resolution, poor exposure due to difficulties in obtaining accurate settings for a 360 degree scan, and the high chance of external noise in the form of traffic, inqusitive bystanders or careless scanner operatives. We have […]

Topcon GLS-2000 Laser Scanner

Topcon GLS-2000 Laser Scanner

Topcon have launched the GLS-2000 laser scanner – building on the success of their current lineup. We’ve recently carried out the first field tests of this instrument and will be presenting them here very soon. In the meantime, keep an eye on our twitter accountfor the latest updates! TerraDat has confidently endorsed the Topcon GLS range of laser scanners since their introduction and has enjoyed the characteristic data quality, precision, ease […]

Scanning Cologne Cathedral

Scanning Cologne Cathedral

The video shows a fly-through of a point cloud acquired with the Topcon GLS-1500 that was produced using ScanMaster 2 and Pointools View Pro. The data confirms that the height from the ground to the top of the towers is 156.2m. The scanner was 80m away from the building, demonstrating the scanner’s excellent medium-range high accuracy detail capabilities.