The above animation depicts a drivers point of view while travelling down the road at 50km/h and 30 km/h. The ability to experiment with different factors is an efficient way to identify and evaluate spatial and timing issues. If the theory of opposing counsel is known, it too can be previewed and evaluated. This is a very powerful tool which can provide insight into the strategy of the opposition and allow you to identify and… read more →
Strathcona Industrial District The video features a scan data fly-through of 6500 square metres of an industrial area located next to Strathcona Park in East Vancouver. Multiple scans are needed to fully capture a location. Each white circular shape on the ground represents a location where a scan was conducted. Scans are then aligned using the white spherical targets seen in the video. Site map: scanner locations are indicated by the coloured circles in the… read more →
1996 Range Rover – Engine Scan Advanced three-dimensional (3D) measurement and imaging technology has revolutionized accident scene documentation and analysis, replacing current methods of measurement and quickly becoming the new benchmark in spatial documentation. The video features the laser-scanned engine of a 1996 Range Rover. Millions of points were measured and processed to create a photo-realistic digital model made up of millions of densely collected points. The digital model can be viewed from any perspective… read more →
Generating A Digital Time Capsule The most efficient method to preserve the features of a location for future analysis is a laser scan. Unlike traditional methods of measurement which rely on a limited amount of discrete points, a laser scanner captures the surface characteristics of everything in its field of view. Physical data is captured in unparalleled detail – including structures, fixed objects, vehicles and more — in essence creating a digital “time capsule”: a… read more →
From Scan to Site Plan Once a scene has been scanned, standard 2D visual references like maps, plans and cross-sections can be extracted and produced from the scan data. The video illustrates how a horizontal slice of the scan data can be extracted to create a site plan of the area. The distance between any scanned points can be measured for accurate dimensions. Click to enlarge.