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GeoSLAM for Education

Watch this webinar to learn how educational institutions are inspiring the next generation of surveyors using GeoSLAM handheld LiDAR scanners.

Hear from three guest speakers from different Universities and Colleges across the world discussing their own individual experiences uses handheld LiDAR scanners to support education and inspire their students.

Key takeaways:

  • What is SLAM?
  • How it powers GeoSLAM technology
  • Why use GeoSLAM for Education?
  • Insights from Ángel A. García Jr,  James Madison University​
  • Insights from Blair Bridger, College of the North Atlantic
  • Insights from Mona Hess, University of Bamberg

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Railway Line

Location: Norway
ZEB Scanner: ZEB Horizon
Scan time:
15 Minutes

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Providing innovative solutions using UAVs

and LiDAR scanners

Location

Savannah,
USA

Scan time

From 10-30 minutes

Size

Varies depending on scan

Scanned

Large exterior spaces

Industry

Surveying

Delivering accurate representations of built environments

Shamrock+, based in Savannah Georgia, provides creative and visual solutions to individuals and businesses through photography and 3D data collection services. Using UAVs, cameras, sensors and software, Shamrock+ delivers accurate representations of built environments for their clients.

Shamrock+ largely works within Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC), however, they also assist professionals with projects in the Real Estate sector. Their solutions include photography, progress documentation, creating 3D data visualisations, and as-built.

Shamrock+ originally used a static-based LiDAR solution to produce their 3D point clouds. Though highly accurate, they needed a faster solution for collecting data. Additionally, they needed a versatile scanner that can be mounted to UAVs and cars to capture larger areas.

As a result, Shamrock+ chose to work with GeoSLAM’s ZEB Horizon scanner.

What used to take hours to scan, is now taking us significantly less time to cover more areas.

Using the ZEB Horizon laser scanner on UAVs

The ZEB Horizon has significantly reduced the time needed to scan, whilst simultaneously delivering accurate data. The easy-to-use solution and simple setup mean the team could immediately begin scanning.

Many of the areas Shamrock+ capture are large exterior spaces, and the 100m range of the ZEB Horizon make it the ideal solution. The team carried out an architectural scan of an approximately 10,000 sq. ft Community Bible Church (CBC) in Savannah, GA. This project consisted of 3 individual scans of the interior building and its surrounding area, with the scan time ranging from 10 to 30 minutes.

Shamrock+ uses the ZEB Horizon laser scanner on UAVs, handheld and with GeoSLAM’s car mount accessories. The versatile solution provides Shamrock+ with the ability to switch from air based data capture to scanning large areas in a very short amount of time.

Creating 3D BIM files, floorplans and more with GeoSLAM technology

Shamrock+ has completed more than a dozen projects to date, each with its own challenges. From scanning building interiors for renovation, to mapping acres of land for topographical data, the ZEB Horizon has proven to be a tool that can overcome the challenges it has faced so far.

Shamrock+ processes the ZEB Horizon’s data using GeoSLAM Connect. They also internally integrate the point clouds into other software platforms to create 3D BIM files, floorplans, elevations, contours, and much more.

By using GeoSLAM’s technology, Shamrock+ can capture large acres of land in a short period of time. This speeds up their data collection process without sacrificing accuracy, which allows them to spend more time on creating high quality visual solutions for their clients.

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    Smarter Construction: Benefits of Handheld SLAM Mapping

    Monitoring construction progress comes with many challenges and we’d like to help you solve them with SLAM mapping. Watch this webinar to learn how to track the progress of small and large construction projects using mobile LiDAR and automated analytics.

     

    Key takeaways:

    • What is SLAM?
    • The main challenges when monitoring construction progress
    • How can handheld SLAM mapping solve these challenges in small and large projects?
    • Understand how to map larger spaces with GeoSLAM’s ZEB scanners
    • Processing and visualisation in GeoSLAM Connect
    • Big projects/collaboration
    • Deliverables
    monitor construction progress using change detection

    GeoSLAM Sample Data

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    Clifton Suspension Bridge, UK

    Location: Bristol, UK
    ZEB Scanner: ZEB Horizon and ZEB Vision
    Total Scan time:
    16 Minutes

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    GeoSLAM Sample Data

    View and download data in our free point cloud viewer

    Here’s some helpful tips for the best viewing experience

    • If your internet connection allows, move the Point Budget slider to the maximum amount available to view all the points in the cloud.
    • Making the point size smaller using the Point Size slider makes the data easier to view and interpret.
    • In the tools section of the viewer, you can measure the distance and angles of features within the pointcloud.
    • Using the materials section of the viewer, you can use the Select Attributes dropdown to view by intensity, elevation and RGB (if point cloud is coloured).

    Africa Museum

    Location: Belgium
    ZEB Scanner: ZEB Horizon and ZEB Vision
    Total Scan time:
    20 Minutes

    Would you like to see a specific dataset that’s not on this page? Contact [email protected]

    GeoSLAM Sample Data

    View and download data in our free point cloud viewer

    Here’s some helpful tips for the best viewing experience

    • If your internet connection allows, move the Point Budget slider to the maximum amount available to view all the points in the cloud.
    • Making the point size smaller using the Point Size slider makes the data easier to view and interpret.
    • In the tools section of the viewer, you can measure the distance and angles of features within the pointcloud.
    • Using the materials section of the viewer, you can use the Select Attributes dropdown to view by intensity, elevation and RGB (if point cloud is coloured).

    Laman Mahkota Bukit Serene

    Location: Johor Bahru, Malaysia
    ZEB Scanner: ZEB Horizon and ZEB Vision
    Scan time:
    5 Minutes

    See the data flythrough video here.

    Would you like to see a specific dataset that’s not on this page? Contact [email protected]

    Our Dealers – New and Renewed

    In this Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors article, Dr Neil Slatcher talks all things SLAM, answering questions such as ‘What’s the difference between SLAM and traditional laser scanning?’ and ‘What kind of SLAM types are there?’.

    Surveying Interior and Exterior Environmental Features

    Location

    Kansas,

    USA

    Scan time

    Approx. 20 minutes per scan

    Size

    Over 1 million sq/ft per year

    Scanned

    Buildings and Underground Oil Tanks

    Industry

    Surveying

    Collecting Accurate Measurements of Buildings for the Military

    The Kansas Adjutant General’s Department coordinates resources for local, state, and federal use. They also develop internal use documents for the military, including surveying building interiors to create up-to-date and accurate floorplans for military members within Kansas.  

    They have about 35 sites throughout the state, with some locations 100s of miles away from the headquarters. Further, the Adjutant General’s Department manages approximately 250 buildings state-wide, totaling around 2 million sq. ft. of interior space. These factors have led to some difficulties in keeping up with projects, and any changes to the buildings and layouts.

    The team found that when remodelling buildings, they were having issues getting as-builts completed in time. As-builts are documents that are used to compare a building’s design plan versus its final measurements. They also provide accurate blueprints of the building, and the surrounding land, as actually constructed at the end of the project.

    Being able to have one person go out to capture all of the data and have the most current floorplans, along with the accuracy of the scanners is a gamechanger

    Kansas Adjutant General’s Department Use of the ZEB Revo

    Scanning Properties to Keep on Top of Changes Made

    To tackle these issues, the team decided to adopt LiDAR laser scanning technology to aid them in their projects and found GeoSLAM’s ZEB Revo to be the best option. By acquiring GeoSLAM’s technology, the Kansas Adjutant General’s Departments’ goal was to scan over half of their 2 million sq. ft. of interior space every year.

    The ZEB Revo is handheld, accurate and fast, providing the team with a perfect tool. In addition, the simplicity and ease of use means only one team member needs to travel to a site, when necessary. Previous methods of data capture were not as quick or accurate. The ZEB Revo data capture leads to a faster return on projects, higher levels of accuracy, and a high return on investment.

    By using the ZEB Revo, the Kansas Adjutant General’s Department have updated over 1 million sq. ft. of interior space, achieving their overall goal, with just one technician visiting half of the sites per year. The speed of capture of the ZEB means that the average time it takes the team to carry out a scan is just 20 minutes. By collecting accurate measurements, they can now regularly update their GIS database, which provides up to date floorplans throughout the state.

    Data from the ZEB Revo is also used to create ‘X-Ray’ views of their properties for future plans and layouts.

    team member collecting accurate measurements with the ZEB Revo

    Collecting Accurate Measurements with the ZEB Horizon

    Recently, they have expanded their use of handheld LiDAR technology by acquiring a ZEB Horizon, which they use for a variety of reasons. The increased range and data capture points make the ZEB Horizon a great option for large exterior scanning. This is important to the Adjutant General’s Department as they cover land of up to 50 acres.

    Scanning Environmental Features to Work out Contour Lines

    The Kansas Adjutant General’s Department also have tanks that contain hazardous material which they need to track carefully. Using the ZEB Horizon, they scan exterior environmental factors to figure out contour lines within their complex. This helps them work out where any spillages of hazardous material would be, should one occur.

    Using the ZEB Horizon to Ensure Current Asset Management

    With the ZEB Horizon, the team also carry out exterior scans for asset management. Due to the scanners ease-of-use, one engineer can attach it to a truck and drive around their complex. This enables Kansas Adjutant General’s Department to scan their entire site and keep on top of their buildings and resources.

    The team are also looking to expand this by attaching the ZEB Horizon to a UAV in the future.

    Collecting Accurate Measurements of Underground Oil Tanks

    The ZEB Horizon’s time saving, and accurate scans have proven to be a cost-effective method of data capture. For example, scans of underground empty oil storage tanks showed that the Kansas Adjutant General’s Department had been over estimating the tanks collection capacity, leading to an adjustment of the servicing contract.

    Processing Data into Point Clouds and Third Party Integration

    Since The Kansas Adjutant General’s Department acquired GeoSLAM’s technology four years ago, they have carried out approximately 2000 scans, and this number continues to rise.

    Further, the contractors and architects that create as-builts are now using The Kansas Adjutant General’s Department to quality check their work for accuracy. Using GeoSLAM laser scanners, they help find errors in specifications and relay that information to the contractors.

    floorplans created after collecting accurate measurements

    With the help of Seiler Geospatial Division, Kansas Adjutant General’s Department have been able to significantly improve their workflow. To find out more about Seiler, click here.

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      GeoSLAM Sample Data

      View and download data in our free point cloud viewer

      Here’s some helpful tips for the best viewing experience

      • If your internet connection allows, move the Point Budget slider to the maximum amount available to view all the points in the cloud.
      • Making the point size smaller using the Point Size slider makes the data easier to view and interpret.
      • In the tools section of the viewer, you can measure the distance and angles of features within the pointcloud.
      • Using the materials section of the viewer, you can use the Select Attributes dropdown to view by intensity, elevation and RGB (if point cloud is coloured).

      Klagenfurt Cathedral

      Location: Austria
      ZEB Scanner: ZEB Horizon
      Scan time:
      18 Minutes

      Would you like to see a specific dataset that’s not on this page? Contact [email protected]