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Why choosing for 3D laser scanning?

3D Laser scanning is a method to gather quickly reliable detailed information of objects such as buildings, infrastructure and industrial facilities. For various reasons the demand for 3D laser scanning is increasing.

Quick and complete

A big advantage is that in a short time a lot of points with very high accuracy can be measured and stored and that for even the smallest details of the scanned objects. Places which are difficult to reach can also be measured using this technique. Scanning causes little or no disturbance to the surrounding area.

The collected data can be used to visualize the existing situation. This can be done in several ways: by looking at the point cloud, by making plans based on the point cloud (in 2D or 3D) or by modeling the point cloud. In case an extra measurement is needed afterwards, this measurement can be done in the point cloud. It is not necessary to go back to the terrain.

Visualization and communication

New designs can be placed in the 3D point cloud or in the 3D CAD model of the existing environment. The 3D visualization makes it easier to consider different options and makes communication easier between the various parties involved, which leads much faster to consensus.


Scanning activities can be performed from a safe distance. By studying the 3D model in advance people do not have to enter or trespass dangerous environments for longer than necessary.


Nowadays, the current or "as-built" situation is usually set with traditional tools such as measuring tape, laser distance meters, total stations, etc. Due to the high degree of accuracy (+ / -2 mm at 25 m), it is no longer necessary to survey everything, which is of course a very time-consuming task.

Cost effective

All information can be collected in a brief time. Subsequently relevant objects can be determined and mapped at the office. In case some extra objects need to be mapped or modelled, it can be done in the already collected data. This also reduces traveling costs.