Home HDS
About Us
Contact   HDS
Press Releases
HDS in the Media
 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
 2013 Article Archive
 2012 Article Archive
 2011 Article Archive
 2010 Article Archive
 2009 Article Archive
 2008 Article Archive
 2007 Article Archive
 2006 Article Archive
 2005 Article Archive
 2004 Article Archive
  Skills & Resources in Laser Scanning
  The "Useful Range" of Laser Scanners
  Versatility and Laser Scanners
  Extracting from Point Clouds
  What Projects Benefit Most from HDS?
  3D Laser Scanning
 2003 Article Archive
 2002 Article Archive
 2001 Article Archive
 2000 Article Archive
 1999 and Before Article Archive
Technology Basics

Versatility and Laser Scanners

The "Hidden Instrument" Inside of Laser Scanners
"Versatility - The Other 'Hidden Instrument' Inside Laser Scanners," was written by Geoff Jacobs and printed in the October 2004 issue of the Professional Surveyor magazine.
Text Excerpt:

"Many professionals think of 3D laser scanners in terms of capturing scenes with high point density. The captured data can be processed to represent surfaces, such as terrain, or to represent objects, such as piping and steel shapes. There is another application of laser scanners that is rapidly gaining popularity among many users. It’s based on what one might call a 'hidden instrument' within a laser scanner, a hidden instrument that is essentially another form—a very powerful form—of a reflectorless total station."

To read more of "Versatility - The Other 'Hidden Instrument' Inside Laser Scanners," download the PDF from the Professional Surveyor below:

Leica ScanStation C10
The All-in-One Laser Scanner for Any Application
Leica ScanStation C5
Scalable Laser Scanner
Leica ScanStation P40 & P30
Your complete scanning solution
HDS Accessories
Power Supplies, Targets, Target Mounts, & Tripods