Tag Archives: 3d scanning

How SLAM scanning helps AkitaBox make FM a no-brainer for its customers

Sponsored How handheld 3D scanning enabled one company to capture large assets with unprecedented efficiency Like many new 3D technologies, AkitaBox’s facility management (FM) software was born when someone started asking questions about the accepted way of doing things. When co-founder Josh Lowe explains the genesis of AkitaBox, he talks about how he used to...

This image of a plan deliverable conveys that scanning is not just about interesting scan images; it has progressed to valuable client deliverables. Credit: Delta Engineers, Architects, and Land Surveyors.

GeoDude: The Adoption Status of Laser Scanning Today, Part 1

By Geoffrey Jacobs Note from the editor in chief: In 2006 when I began at this magazine’s predecessor, Professional Surveyor, Geoff Jacobs was already an established 3D scanning columnist, trusted as an industry specialist and read regularly by our subscribers. He’s a significant leader in the field; Geoff is also a pleasure to work with....

Reality Capture has always played a role in the safety factor for surveyors and data collectors. Image courtesy of Olsson Associates.

Reality Capture in 2016

An overview of criteria for obtaining and processing 3D data today. Above: Reality Capture has always played a role in the safety factor for surveyors and data collectors. Image courtesy of Olsson Associates. Ten years on, 3D and BIM are the de facto standards for design. It took firms a long time to recognize the...

3D Scanning: Mobile Mapping: Survey Grade vs Mapping Grade

As mobile mapping systems become more commonplace the debate between accuracy and cost rages, with suppliers competing in terms of system performance as well as fitness for purpose. Here are some of the pitfalls and misperceptions associated with the selection and application of a mobile mapping system and a description of the differences between survey-...

Inspired to Cross the Line

A former police officer hangs up his cuffs to make a greater impact supplying police departments with vital forensics equipment. Precision Survey Supply in Rancho Cucomonga, California, provides equipment to construction and survey companies as well as municipal agencies, but the customers nearest and dearest to the heart of company founder and owner Sam El-Said...

Exceeding the Limits

Forensic survey technology is now a need rather than a luxury as Latin America’s urban concentration accelerates. For decades the art and science of determining how a crime was commit-ted and how a car crash occurred has relied on expert hypotheses based on personal experience and memory. Experts have used tape measures, cameras, and paper...