Scanning Cardiff Bay with the Topcon GLS-2000

Scanning Cardiff Bay with the Topcon GLS-2000

Cardiff Bay is a great place to capture a wide variety of historic and modern buildings. We’ve used this as a test for all our scanning hardware, so started off with the Pierhead Building. This was built in 1897 as the headquarters for the Bute Dock Company and remains one of the most spectacular structures in the Bay due to its ornate terracotta detailing. The examples below were acquired with the GLS-2000 in ‘detailed’ mode, and choosing the option to scan an area defined by the video feed on the onboard colour screen.

Impressive detail from the top of the clock tower known as 'Little Big Ben of Wales'

Impressive detail from the top of the clock tower known as ‘Little Big Ben of Wales’

Detail mode proved excellent for getting good coverage of points on tricky surfaces such as grey roof slates

Detail mode proved excellent for getting good coverage of points on tricky surfaces such as grey roof slates

 

Even closer detail of a creature protruding from the top of the tower. The data is exceptionally clean.

Even closer detail of a creature protruding from the top of the tower. The data is exceptionally clean.

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