Laser Scanning in Southern California
with Brian Rosensteel
SLAM scanning is becoming more commonplace in the surveying industry due to the ease of use, accuracy, and versatility of the handheld devices. As the technology continues to grow, so do the benefits of handheld scanning compared to traditional means of capturing the measurements of a building. Documenting large spaces is now as simple as walking around the property to capture a pointcloud, saving both time and money for surveyors and their clients.
Back in December 2020 I was invited to demonstrate the potential of handheld SLAM scanning, by capturing a 45,000 square foot hotel in Southern California. The hotel was due to be renovated and the architects needed up to date measurements and a BIM model of the building. Over just 4 days, I was able to capture, process and model the entire hotel to LOD (level of development) 300.
Having examples like this is important because it shows the data that you get from a handheld scanner is more than enough to create an accurate digital model that can be used by industry professionals.