At NTB Associates, Inc., we are proud to offer the latest in surveying technology to our clients. Utilizing technology such as High Definition Scanning allows us to provide the most accurate and detailed data in order for our clients and others working with our clients to produce successful projects time and time again.
Check out what High Definition Scanning is all about and why you should use it in your next project.
WHAT IS HIGH DEFINITION SCANNING?
High Definition Scanning (HDS) may also be referred to as 3D Laser Scanning, HD 3D Scanning, 3D Surveying, or High Definition Surveying. No matter what you decide to call it, the technology is the ultimately the same. In a nutshell, this cutting-edge technology uses lasers to scan any interior or exterior structure. These structures can be both man-made or natural. Lasers can also scan any area within the device’s field of view. Once the scan is complete, the million points of data, also known as 3D point cloud, are compiled to form a raw 3-D image. Like many 3D renderings, you can pan, zoom, and rotate through the images. The data can also be used to create 2D and 3D AutoCAD drawing and even 3D walk-throughs.
WHO BENEFITS FROM HIGH DEFINITION SCANNING?
The possibilities of uses are endless when it comes to HDS. Here are just a few of the types of industries that benefit from the precise and accurate data HDS provides.
- Civil Engineering
- Historical Preservation
- Building Management
- Railroad Management
The 3D point cloud data can be manipulated and used in a variety of different ways. One of the most noted features of HDS is that it allows the user to take precise point to point measurements within the rendering. This allows for exact measurements in locations where it is dangerous due to environmental or structural factors. It also eliminates “out of reach” data points.
WHY CHOOSE HIGH DEFINITION SCANNING?
In the past, surveyors took many risks to gather the data their clients needed. Since HDS is a non-intrusive and non-invasive means of collecting data, surveyors are now able to gather the information they need without standing near heavy traffic or going near or in or near hazardous sites. HDS allows surveyors to work around many of the obstacles they face when trying to take measurements.
And because HDS is the best technology in the field, it saves our clients time and money. Our surveyors are able to make fewer visits to the survey site and are also able to gather fast, accurate data every time. This takes away the worry and headache of meeting deadlines and staying on budget.
CONTACT NTB ASSOCIATES TODAY!
Because of the accuracy and benefits of using High Definition Scanning, it is quickly becoming the standard in how projects are surveyed. Give NTB Associates, Inc. a call today at (318) 226-9199 to learn more about HDS, our surveying services, and how we can help you make your next project a successful project.