Why Technology is Evolving with Laser Scanning Services

Why Technology is Evolving with Laser Scanning Services

3D laser scanning technology is already strides ahead of the measurement standards and practices we performed using manual methods and tools. After all, using a simple tape measure or other manual methods can, regrettably, lead to all kinds of human errors. This, as you may already know, can lead to extra expense, project delays and more.
3D laser scanning and surveying allows us to capture existing information about a building’s lifecycle and space. The data opens a new string of possibilities when presenting within the required format, such as as-built 2D drawings or a BIM Model. However, the technology certainly isn’t stopping here, and there are a number of exciting movements worth looking forward to.

Where 3D Laser Scanning Technology is Heading

In the here and now, 3D laser scanning services depend highly upon human intervention. Using high-quality equipment and technology, we are able to capture millions of points and create data for adjustment and planning off-site and in the cloud. However, technological trends suggest that this standard is set to get all the easier, while maintaining the high level of accuracy it already delivers.
The incredible accuracy in 3D laser scanning is, of course, already helping architects and planners complete projects with greater confidence. However, advanced technology may revolve more around automation and sensors. For example, large-scale road planning and the scanning of large boats and ferries may involve automated or AI sensors that can deliver data on demand without human involvement at any given point.
As such, it’s important for us to embrace the future. There may be some concern that moving towards more automated, sensor-based 3D laser scanning services could lose us some of that assurance in accuracy along the way. However, as we evolve with the world, we embrace the beneficial impacts of optimised methods and processes.
Currently, a 3D laser scanning company such as our own will scan an environment or series of objects with professional tools. A measured building survey delivers the quick turnaround of floor plans, elevations, cross-sections and 3D BIM models. So, what can we expect to heighten the standards?

Why is Scanning Technology Heading in This Direction?

Crucially, there are two main elements to the future of effective 3D laser scanning and measured building surveying. One, of course, is accuracy – and the other is convenience. Now, when implementing tools such as AR, VR, Artificial Intelligence and investing in new intelligent technology such as Boston Dynamics’ Spot to proceed with 3D laser scanning, we are off to exceptional possibilities to target every industry.

The less work we have to do physically – and the more we can confidently rely on the technology we use to be accurate and direct – the more we can take our ‘hands off’. The future is efficient, hyper-accurate, and what’s more, it’s mobile. Future technology will ensure that we can scan and capture data accurately on the move and delegate such tasks to a relevant piece of hardware.
Regardless of what the future may hold, we are still living in exciting times for architectural and building planning. The latest 3D laser scanning technology is already helping to make light work of measurement and planning and deliver incredible, hyper-accurate results to produce deliverables. Therefore, while we are looking to the future, never leave project measurements and planning to the last moment. Call Bristol Measured Survey today for a competitive quote and to get your project off the road.