head Calvada Surveying, Inc: June 2015

Friday, 19 June 2015

Commonly Asked Questions About 3D Laser Scanning Services

3D laser scanning services is becoming more and more in demand as it has the capabilities of getting accurate measurements of a structure you want to be surveyed. This avant-garde technology is so powerful that it get exact results in a matter of hours—perfect if you want to save time, energy, and money. If you are in need of a 3D laser scanning service, below are frequently asked questions and their corresponding answers to better help you any doubts and queries you have in mind.

How much does a 3D laser scanner cost?

This depends entirely on the brand of the equipment, but the average price would range from $100,000 to $200,000. Not to mention the cost of shipping, which is usually high when it comes to machines. However, in order to minimize your expenses, you can simply hire a complete 3D laser scanning services so you don’t worry about the machine and a professional surveyor. Just get them both from surveying companies and you are sure to get satisfactory results.

How long does it take to get the measurements?

Like cameras, 3D laser scanners need to take a shot of the structure you want surveying and this may take from few minutes to hours depending on the dimensions, size, and depth of the building. However, a number of shots is needed in order to make certain of the measurements acquired.

Is it okay to combine 3D laser scan with a topographical survey?

Absolutely. In fact, this is recommended to in order to get a precise measurement of the entire site. 

What if it rains or we get to the site at night time, is it still possible to scan?

Yes. Rain and darkness will not affect the results of the measurements. However, the device’s hardware should be protected so it be used in the rain for longer period of time.