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 National Geographic features Vassar College’s analysis of Gothic Cathedrals through “exquisite precision” of Leica Geosystems laser scanners
 
 
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 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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  F3 and Associates combine Leica Scanners with Augmented Reality to give engineers X-ray vision
 
 
  Tulloch Engineering speeds undergroud mine surveys with Leica HDS scanner and software
 
 
  CyArk 500 re-launch at the Tower of London scores broad media coverage
 
 
  The Beck Group describes how Leica HDS hardware and software benefit their BIM projects
 
 
  Langan shares keys to their ROI success with Leica HDS laser scanners and software
 
 
  Leica Geosystems executive honored as “3D Industry Pioneer” by LiDAR Magazine
 
 
  UK's Severn Partnership uses Leica scanners & software to extend survey business into ships
 
 
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F3 and Associates combine Leica Scanners with Augmented Reality to give engineers X-ray vision

This feature article in LIDAR magazine (2013 VOL. 3, NO. 6) details how California-based F3 & Associates has combined laser scan data collected by Leica ScanStation scanners with advanced Augmented Reality technology to give professionals a compelling new way to visualize on-site what they can't otherwise see. In particular, using a simple tablet device, field staff can orient the tablet toward a wall, ceiling or pavement and see structures behind or under it, just as they were scanned (and modeled) prior to being covered up. Another exciting application lets an engineer or contractor orient the tablet toward an existing structure or element (e.g. valve) and see in 3D on the tablet a modification design proposed for that object (e.g. new piping and tie-in). The article also describes in detail the benefits of the Leica ScanStation's survey-grade dual-axis compensator combined with its high-accuracy-at-long-range capability to speed up field scanning and geo-referencing. F3 staff simply place the scanner on known control points at a refinery and use traditional survey traverse/ foresight/back-sight workflows to automatically register and geo-reference scans. The topics in this article were first presented in public by Sean Finn of F3 & Associates within the Laser Scanning/HDS track of the HxGN LIVE conference, June 4, 2013, at the MGM Grand Conference Center in Las Vegas.