Tag Archives: 3d scanning

3D Scanning Technology: Renovating Boston City Hall

Ahead of its planned restoration works, Boston City Hall has been digitally re-imagined with 3D scanning technology, enabling architects to plan improvements for the iconic government building.  Completed in 1968, the construction of Boston’s government building sought to boost the city’s economy, modernizing the urban center while reinvigorating and refreshing the neighborhood of Scollay Square. ...

That Scan-Do Spirit

Preserving heritage sites and objects is a race against time and elements. But thanks to scanning technologies, experts are now more confident humanity’s cultural legacy can be saved. One of the most iconic and visited landmarks in the world is the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris. So, it came as a shock on the evening of...

Early 3D Scanning Competition: 1998 – 2000, Part 13

When you join a start-up, as I did in 1998 with 3D laser scanning pioneer Cyra Technologies, you worry about two things. One is if your start-up’s “new thing” will catch on in the market and your company will survive. The second is if a competitor will “out-invent” you with something better (and your company...

The Early Days of 3D Scanning: Part 12

In this article, I’ll describe the early user community as Leica was in the process of entering the 3D scanning products business. Although most users at the time were struggling, there were some well-publicized breakthrough user successes that reinforced their belief in the technology’s upside.

Everything you ever wanted to know about Mobile Mapping

Explaining the tools and technology behind mobile mapping devices for experienced laser scanning professionals looking to make the jump to this new technology. In its short life, the market for 3D as-built documentation technology has seen considerable innovation. Among the myriad new tools to hit this market, nothing has changed the way we capture buildings...