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Q&A with Bert Meuleman, GeoSLAM Belgium dealer

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GeoSLAM goes North with new dealer in Iceland

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Autonomous Mapping in Harsh and Hostile Environments

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GeoSLAM Partners with Microsol Resources

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GeoSLAM helps leading media company Zien24 revolutionise their digital workflow

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New partnership for GeoSLAM and NORMET

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Senior Promotion to bolster GeoSLAM growth

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Home renovation made easy with the ZEB Family

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GEO Business and SPAR 3D Expo: A tale of two events

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Getting to know you: Abhishek Bhartiya

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GeoSLAM expands service centre in France with Geomesure

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Safe, fast data capture with ZEB REVO on waste management project

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The Dos and Don’ts of Aerial Surveying

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Experience Strongest Ever SLAM with our upgrade campaign

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GeoSLAM responds to the Geospatial Commission

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Attracting and Retaining the Next Generation of Talent

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Global expansion on the horizon for GeoSLAM

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GeoSLAM feature on NatWest Business Hub

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GeoSLAM Welcomes CSIRO Visitors to UK HQ

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GeoSLAM providing inspiration in maths

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GeoSLAM mobile technology features in Science Channel Series in the US

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GeoSLAM launches new ZEB-HORIZON 3D Mobile Scanner

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GeoSLAM Launches Game-Changing Technology in the UK during Digital Construction Week

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Importance of safety berms at dump sites

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KTP Case Study: Predictive Monitoring of Rail Infrastructure

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Scanning through wire mesh with SITEMONITOR LIVE

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PROCESSMONITOR LIVE shotlisted for Tunnelling Award!

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Automated Stockpile Volume Monitoring

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3D Laser Mapping & GeoSLAM Global Merger Announced

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GeoSLAM’s CSR Strategy to Promote Students’ English Skills

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The benefits of measuring Shotcrete during application

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GeoSLAM to Demo Fast, Easy and Versatile 3D Mobile Laser Scanning at 2018 SPAR3D Conference

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GeoSLAM to showcase the Future of Construction at Geo Business 2018

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GeoSLAM take Geoterra to new heights with ContextCapture Solution from Bentley

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GeoSLAM announces distribution agreement with Cansel in Canada

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GeoSLAM and Corporate Social Responsibility

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GeoSLAM Academy Events prove a hit with customers

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Quickly and Safely Mapping our Underground World

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GeoSLAM announces UK distributor agreement with KOREC

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GeoSLAM celebrates 5 years in business with new HQ, record growth

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GeoSLAM Launch Time & Cost Saving 3D Mobile Laser Scanners at Dallas Fall BIM Forum 2017

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GeoSLAM and Bentley Systems join forces to take mobile reality modelling indoors

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GeoSLAM Changing The Economics of 3D Laser Scanning with new product launches at INTERGEO

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Verity – GeoSLAM Collaboration Advances Real-Time Construction Quality Management

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Reducing Scanning Time of Historic Sites from Weeks to Hours

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Record Six Months for GeoSLAM Thanks to Boom in Digital Engineering

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GeoSLAM Unveils Predictions for Engineering’s Digital Future

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University Challenge: To Deliver Rapid 3D Results in Half the Time

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GeoSLAM Global Network Expands Both East and West

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GeoSLAM to feature in upcoming BBC Show Countryfile

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Making Forest Surveys a Walk in the Park

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GeoSLAM signs up Seiler Instrument for Midwest USA Distribution

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GeoSLAM Expands Far East Operations with New Distributors

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GeoSLAM Announces Real-Time Upgrade For ZEB-REVO

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Danish Distributor Attends Annual Surveying Congress

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GeoSLAM Scores Top Marks at Century Old School

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Rapid Mobile Scanning for As Built Building Surveys

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Taking care to save costs and minimise disruption without compromising accuracy

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The Future of Hazardous Unmanned Mobile Mapping

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GeoSLAM Launches Zeb Cam for Zeb Revo

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GeoSLAM and Blackdog Robotics sign partnership agreement to supply unmanned mobile indoor mapping solutions

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GeoSLAM Zeb Revo Shortlisted for Wichmann Awards

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ZEB1 makes history, mapping Brei Holm for BBC’s ‘Coast’

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OPTRON Appointed as GeoSLAM Dealer for Sub Saharan Africa

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GeoSLAM Announces Global Distribution Agreement for 3D Reshaper & PointCab

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Laser Scanning the Rising Star Cave in the Cradle of Humankind, South Africa

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Engineering results ten times faster than traditional survey methods

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Making Forest Surveys a Walk in the Park

Monitoring and understanding our environment has never been more important as the threat of climate change looms and governments step up to better manage their greenhouse gas emissions. Tom Potter, a doctoral researcher at the University of Leicester, UK, set out to further develop a technique to estimate biomass and carbon more efficiently using state-of-the-art, mobile LiDAR sensors across multiple, complex forest environments.

To do so he visited the Eden Project in Cornwall, UK which reflects a true tropical forest – representing different forests from around the world with a rainforest ‘biome’ of over 1,000 tropical trees and plans. However, he had to work around several challenges. For fixed point scanners, the high-density plots of specimens created a problem of shadows – known as ‘occlusion’ – whereby the nearest features will block out features behind. This also limits the ability to acquire accurate measurements to create a comprehensive 3D model. And with the biome being open to the public and a popular tourist destination, Tom only had a few hours each day before opening hours – insufficient time for a traditional static survey. Mobile surveying equipment that was able to take readings easily and quickly from even the densest areas was needed to ensure precise scans were taken to accurately calculate biomass and carbon storage potential.

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Tom found the mobility and speed of GeoSLAM’s ZEB-REVO to be the perfect solution. The lightweight scanner can be pole mounted, handheld or even attached to a vehicle or drone – collecting over 43,000 measurement points per second. Instead of hundreds of time-consuming static scans, Tom captured all angles by simply walking in a loop around the rainforest environment. He then converted the point cloud data into 3D volume-based plots to derive above-ground biomass and carbon densities for multiple types of tropical forest.  A comprehensive dataset was built, containing information for any type of forest that scientists can use to make calculations with minimal survey effort or expertise. And all at considerably less expenditure than traditional survey methods.