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.

Electrical Substation

Electrical Substation

Case study of a very complex detailed site, demonstrating the high quality of the GLS laser scanner data Download data (ascii text file of point cloud with RGB / I values) – 8 MB Laser scanning is ideal for recording complex existing infrastructure, such as power plants, water works, refineries etc. This example from S. Africa provides a detailed point cloud from five scan positions. Initial view of this data […]

Architecture

Architecture

Modern opera house and streetview Download data (ascii text file of point cloud with RGB / I values) – 77 MB This dataset is a two-station survey of the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff Bay. It demonstrates the excellent quality of data achievable with Topcon’s GLS laser scanner over 150m away from parts of the target.

Coastal Laser Scanning

Coastal Laser Scanning

from the Glamorgan Heritage Coast Download data (ascii text file of point cloud with RGB / I values) – 52 MB Carried out as part of a research study into wave platform erosion, this dataset comprises two scan positions on the cliff top and one on the rock platform. Positioning was achieved using an RTK GPS and a single backsight target. A film about the making of this dataset can […]

Historic Buildings

Historic Buildings

3 Scans of a Welsh castle Download data (ascii text file of point cloud with RGB / I values) – 45 MB Castle Coch, just outside Cardiff was scanned using three scan positions in around 3 hours on site (including surveying BS/OBS coordinates and explaining to members of the public what we were doing). Two scans were outside and one 360 degree of the inner courtyard were made and coloured […]

Heavy Trucks

Heavy Trucks

Download data (ascii text file of point cloud with RGB / I values) – 3 MB Laser scanning is becoming more commonplace in accident scene mapping and forensic studies. This dataset was acquired at a field day for collision investigators and shows how a detailed survey of the shape and position of some large vehicles can be acquired in a matter of a few minutes.