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 National Geographic features Vassar College’s analysis of Gothic Cathedrals through “exquisite precision” of Leica Geosystems laser scanners
 
 
 CNN features Leica Geosystems HDS technology and its founder in technology segment
 
 
 Laser Scanning technology to end the dedicated survey field crew?
 
 
 The visionary origins of Leica Geosystems HDS business and laser scanning products
 
 
 UK's Plowman Craven cautions success in Scan-to-BIM still involves expertise
 
 
 SPAR launches new SPAR Insider podcast series with Leica Geosystems HDS executive Geoff Jacobs
 
 
 Regional survey society uses Leica HDS solutions to train, aid maintenance at local museum
 
 
 Leica C10 and Cyclone help analyze structural integrity of threatened local heritage in South Africa
 
 
 Leica ScanStation C10 reduces cost, improves accuracy on aging dam civil survey
 
 
 Leica C10, CloudWorx bring big benefits to small firm's football field/track renovation project
 
 
 HxGN LIVE 2014 showcased cutting-edge 3D immersive technology utilizing Leica ScanStation P20 data
 
 
 University's Leica ScanStation C10 aids important Canadian archaeological discovery
 
 
 HDS Highlighted in GW’s Review of HxGN LIVE 2014
 
 
 Leica C10 laser scanner reveals hidden geometry of Washington National Cathedral
 
 
 Hexagon goes “Beyond the Machine” to create synergistic solutions with its HDS technology
 
 
 Aging New York World’s Fair towers scanned with Leica C10 to better guide restoration decisions
 
 
 Airport tower construction uses Leica ScanStation C10, Cyclone for pre-fabrication of 1000 trusses
 
 
 Boston land survey firm's ScanStations C10 and P20 pay dividends on business success
 
 
 Major, New “Time Scanners” TV series features Leica HDS laser scanners
 
 
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  POB editor Kristi Grahl reviews 2010 Leica HDS User Conference
 
 
  Collaborative lava cave scanning
 
 
  National Geographic magazine spotlights 3D Scanning for Heritage Preservation!
 
 
  Capturing Mt Rushmore with four Leica scanners: spectacular cover article
 
 
  Loy Surveys: ScanStation C10 is right entry to scanning at right time
 
 
  HDS aids construction of World Cup stadium
 
 
  Georgia survey firm shares HDS lessons learned
 
 
  Glass fabricator switches to Leica laser scanning for structural as-builts
 
 
  Scanning Mount Rushmore
 
 
  Discovery Channel TV spotlight
 
 
  ABA Surveying deploys Leica HDS6000 laser scanners for mobile scanning
 
 
  Leica Geosystems HDS Worldwide User Conference
 
 
  HDS User Conference review in Geomatics World
 
 
  Laser scanning a haunted prison
 
 
  ''Capturing'' the Mighty Mo' Battleship
 
 
  HDS proves cost effective for documenting a heritage fort
 
 
  HDS laser scanning monitors movement for rehabilitation of concrete plaza near dam
 
 
  Leica HDS 2009: Simplifying the Complicated
 
 
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2010 Article Archive

POB editor Kristi Grahl reviews 2010 Leica HDS User Conference
A feature by POB editor Kristi Grahl provides a detailed review of the 2010 Leica Geosystems HDS Worldwide User Conference, held Oct. 25-27 in San Ramon, CA. more
Collaborative lava cave scanning
The vol. 7, number 9 issue of The American Surveyor includes and 8-page feature on how civil/survey firm David Evans Associates (DEA) and the survey department of Oregon Institute of Technology (OIT) teamed up to provide a detailed laser scan survey of Mushpot Cave for the US National Park Service. more
National Geographic magazine spotlights 3D Scanning for Heritage Preservation!
The October 2010 issue of the internationally famous National Geographic magazine includes a 3-page feature on CyArk's use of 3D laser scanners to digitally preserve and share via the internet many of the world's great heritage sites. more
Capturing Mt Rushmore with four Leica scanners: spectacular cover article
2010 Volume 7, issue 7 of The American Surveyor magazine includes a 9-page cover story on the ambitious use of four (4) Leica Geosystems 3D laser scanners to capture iconic Mt Rushmore. The CyArk project was done for the United States National Parks Service (NPS) with major support from local service firms and Scotland's Centre for Digital Documentation and Visualization (CDDV), a joint initiative between Historic Scotland and Glasgow School of Art's Digital Design Studio. more
Loy Surveys: ScanStation C10 is right entry to scanning at right time
Loy Surveys was the first company in the UK to buy the new ScanStation C10. They report, "... not only was it [C10] a significant step ahead of previous scanners, it provided us with an excellent entry point into scanning." more
HDS aids construction of World Cup stadium
The July 2010 issue of PositionIT magazine details how surveying technology was used in the construction of the spectacular, new Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban. The project took advantage of Leica Geosystems High-Definition Surveying technology for critical as-builts of the stadium's oval array of 102 giant concrete columns. more
Georgia survey firm shares HDS lessons learned
The 2010 Vol. 7 No. 6 edition of The American Surveyor magazine includes a detailed, 6-page feature article on LandAir Surveying Company's use of Leica HDS technology. more
Glass fabricator switches to Leica laser scanning for structural as-builts
California's Carvist Corporation reports in the July 2010 issue of Glass Magazine how they used their Leica High-Definition Surveying (HDS) tools to obtain exact field dimensions of an existing, three story elevator shaft structure at the Santa Monica Place mall. more
Scanning Mount Rushmore
Scanning Mount Rushmore - May 2010. The US National Parks Service set up a special website to document this historic 3D laser scanning project. An international collaboration between the US National Parks Service, CyArk, Historic Scotland, and Glasgow University's Digital Design Studio scanned the global landmark with unprecedented accuracy and completeness using a Leica ScanStation 2 and Leica ScanStation C10. Follow-on activities include transforming the laser scan data into final deliverables. The project is being documented by National Geographic magazine for print and television projects. more
Discovery Channel TV spotlight
This March 3, 2010 broadcast covers the use of Leica Geosystems HDS laser scanners and software by Historic Scotland and the University of Glasgow to accurately capture and model the famous Stirling Castle in realistic 3D. Starting at the 4:30 minute mark, this informative movie shows the scanning and modeling as described by project leaders Doug Pritchard (Digital Design Studio, University of Glasgow School of Art) and David Mitchell (Historic Scotland). more
ABA Surveying deploys Leica HDS6000 laser scanners for mobile scanning
The January/February issue of Geomatics World (GW, UK) features an article by Alan Barrow, Managing Director of ABA Surveying, on ABA's adaptation of three Leica HDS6000 laser scanners onto a vehicle for mobile scanning. The benefits to ABA of using these scanners include the fact that ABA already owned these scanners for static scanning and mobile rail applications, so it was an incremental investment for ABA to expand the company's capability to include mobile vehicle scanning. Also, the scanners' high accuracy meets ABA's requirements for engineering surveys better than other alternatives considered. The article details other key aspects of system integration, which was performed by QPS of the Netherlands. more
Leica Geosystems HDS Worldwide User Conference
This 4-page, detailed review of the successful 2009 conference was written for the Jan/Feb 2010 issue of GeoInformatics Magazine (Netherlands) by the conference organizer and moderator, Geoff Jacobs. This write-up includes observations gathered at the conference about the latest, important trends in High-Definition Surveying/3D laser scanning, including its rapid uptake for BIM (Building Information Modelling), heritage documentation & archaeology, and forensics. more
HDS User Conference review in Geomatics World
This detailed article, written by Nick Day, FRICS, FRGS, PLS, provides insightful summaries of 22 of the conference's 38 presentations. He notes "250 attendees came from 20 countries, their enthusiasm undaunted as ever, eager to network, see what new and wonderful techniques others were using, and hoping through osmosis, a little entrepreneurial spirit would rub off." In his concluding notes, Nick encourages users to "keep using" their scanner and actively marketing their services as a way to survive and thrive during a recession. more
Laser scanning a haunted prison
National Geographic television features Langan Engineering & Environmental Services (New Jersey, USA) using Leica Geosystems laser scanners and software to perform High-Definition Surveys of a reportedly haunted prison. Complete "3D, as-is snapshot" information collected by the Leica Geosystems laser scanner is used by scientists who attempt to definitively establish the existence of ghosts at the infamous, abandoned prison. The show premiers at 7:00 pm (EST), March 7, 2010. more
''Capturing'' the Mighty Mo' Battleship
The cover story of the March 2010 issue of POB magazine details how Smart MultiMedia (Texas), a Houston-based scanning and multimedia services company, and a field team that included Meridian Associates (Houston), Asbuilt Modeling Services (Houston) and Mustang Engineering (Houston), used a fleet of three (3) Leica HDS scanners to accurately capture complex exterior geometry of the USS Missouri in only four (4) days, while the massive ship was briefly out of water for refurbishment. The High-Definition Survey of the ship is being used by USS Memorial Association, Inc. for ongoing restoration & maintenance work, plus they plan to use the computer models of the scan data to provide a better educational experience for the ship's many tourist visitors at Pearl Harbor's Battleship Row. The USS Missouri, the last battleship launched by the United Sates, was the site of Japan's surrender, Sept. 2, 1945, ending World War II. more
HDS proves cost effective for documenting a heritage fort
PBS&J Engineering used their Leica Geosystems ScanStation2 and Cyclone software to quickly, safely and accurately capture detailed geometry of 23-acre Fort Jefferson (Dry Tortugas, Gulf of Mexico) in just 2 days. Deliverables included cross-sections of the fort's eroding walls at specified locations for ongoing rehabilitation work. Laser scanning services were provided within the project's survey budget, which ironically did not originally include scanning; however, scanning proved to be more than (5) times more cost effective than the originally planned traditional survey and drafting methods. In the February 2010 issue of POB magazine, PBS&J's project manager, Roberto Montecon states that "on an increasing number of projects, laser scanning is allowing PBS&J to be profitable and still save your client money".  more
HDS laser scanning monitors movement for rehabilitation of concrete plaza near dam
US Bureau of Reclamation reports in their Feb 18, 2010 regional newsletter (Lower Colorado Region) that they've successfully used their Leica ScanStation 2 and Cyclone software to accurately capture and archive detailed geometry of Hoover Dam's "Monument Plaza" for the purpose of monitoring any deterioration of the plaza's many detailed elements and for guiding rehabilitation efforts of the historic plaza. more
Leica HDS 2009: Simplifying the Complicated
This feature article by Angus Stocking reports on key observations and trends found at the 2009 Leica Geosystems HDS Worldwide User Conference. The author favorably compares the strong adoption curve for laser scanning – even in the face of a recession - to that of GPS, another key surveying technology. more