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VISION has become an acknowledged leader in the field of surveying and civil engineering by understanding clients’ needs, building meaningful long-term relationships, and emphasizing engineering solutions through cutting-edge technology.
And VISION continues to set itself apart from traditional engineering and surveying firms with its acquisition of the first “surveyor-friendly” 3D laser scanner, the Leica ScanStation. With the Leica ScanStation, VISION can now provide even greater benefits to clients’ projects with cost effective and innovative results.
VISION R.L.S., Rod McCarter, says the ScanStation is at the forefront of 3D scanning technology and its ability to efficiently capture high definition field data will enhance a broad range of surveying and engineering projects.
“The Leica sets VISION apart from the rest of the field not only because there are so few pieces like this one, but also because its only limitation is our imagination,” Paul said.
“For example, this scanner has a 360 degree horizontal field-of-view and a 270 degree vertical field-of-view and it can produce images almost instantly,” he said. “This kind of scanning technology has an incredibly diverse range of application-from architectural and building surveying, to industrial mapping of intricate sites and structures– even forensic uses. And the Leica does support standard surveying procedures, but with its advanced capabilities, those procedures will enjoy enhanced results.”
Among the many client benefits VISION can now deliver are increased safety on potentially dangerous projects, and an extremely accurate 3D image, which is a vast improvement over conventional results.
“Technically, the ScanStation has +/- 3mm positional accuracy at 50 m, but for our projects, the accuracy is within a millimeter,” Paul said. “The scanner uses ‘lidar’ to create a 3D model using millions of points on a surveying site. Now, instead of a 2D product on paper, we can give our client an extremely detailed 3D product. We can even give them a scan of their house complete in every detail.”
Add to that the scanner’s ability to quickly and easily define the extents of the scanning site and the ScanStation is also very cost effective in the field.
“Since the scanner itself weighs only about 35 pounds and captures detailed info with the push of a button, it takes less time than a conventional crew and we can produce data immediately,” Paul said. “And we can revisit whatever data the client needs without having to go back into the field to get it.”
With its associated Cyclone software, Paul describes the scanner as a “powerful instrument” for any urban application.
“This kind of technology is a new way of thinking, ” he said.
With the Leica ScanStation, VISION will continue to be in the vanguard of civil engineering and surveying firms, delivering a comprehensive package to its clients from data capture to turnkey solutions.