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3 Benefits Of Using A 3D Terrestrial LiDAR When Capturing Large Industrial Sites

3 benefits of using a 3D terrestrial LiDAR when capturing large industrial sites

Creating an accurate representation of a large industrial site is a complex task. It requires capturing specific details on a large scale without closing the site or causing disruption. On many sites, whole areas are restricted or unsafe to enter, making the job trickier. That’s why surveyors carrying out this type of work need a tool that’s up to the task. Here are three reasons for using a 3D terrestrial LiDAR (light detection and ranging) or laser scanner when documenting industrial structures.

1. Document everything the first time without having to return to the site

The 3D data captured with terrestrial LiDAR is so thorough that almost every detail is recorded. The chances of any omissions from the data are minimal, this means there’s rarely any need to revisit the site to capture missed data. Some laser scanners work alongside a 3D point cloud post-processing office software suite. This allows surveyors to revisit the site virtually as often as they like. In some cases, it’s even possible for surveyors to work on sites they’ve never actually visited because of the level of detail and intuitive navigation of the viewer.

2. Capture the entire site in high detail, all from a safe vantage point

First, a 3D terrestrial LiDAR allows you to maintain a safe distance at all times. Many industrial sites contain areas that are either restricted or unsafe for a surveyor to get too close. The right equipment like a survey-grade laser scanner allows you to capture structures in high detail from up to 1 kilometer away. This helps avoid the risk of approaching dangerous areas or sacrificing accuracy to stay safe. 

3. Find equipment malfunctions before they cause issues

Although often overlooked as a benefit of using them, 3D LiDAR or laser scanners can help recognize which equipment needs replacing or updating. The models produced by 3D laser scanners are so comprehensive that they’ll pick up, and bring to light, things that might not be obvious to the naked eye. This in turn can help notice an overhead conveyor or jig welder that’s in danger of breaking down, before it does thus saving you money and lost production.

Selecting which 3-D scanning technology to use for a particular project can be challenging. At ACI we compare technologies to select the option that will quickly capture the necessary surveying data at the lowest cost. Terrestrial LiDAR provides a higher point density and accuracy in comparison with any other 3-D scan technology. Fast, efficient, and with a host of benefits 3D terrestrial laser scanners are the ideal tool for capturing large industrial sites.

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