3D Laser Scanning Ice-Capped Peaks

Pushing limits with 3D laser scanning services

Everyone in this world is looking for a challenge. People want to be pushed, unless they are seriously depressed or have some abnormality. It must be part of our human nature to want to do and see people to better. The Guinness Book of World Records is a good testimony to that fact. Why else would some eat twenty-four cockroaches to beat someone else. Even as kids we found ourselves playing games like “Let’s see how many times we can kick a ball up without letting it hit the ground.” We enjoyed the feeling of accomplishment every time we broke our own record even though it was a rather meaningless activity. There are always new levels of achievement being accomplished in the world of 3D laser scanning services. On team of scientists took 3D laser scanning to some harsh environment. They scaled a mountain and 3D laser scanned Mont Blanc.

A Team of 3D laser scanning experts look to the peaks

3D laser scanning services has been done on a lot of historical sites around the world. 3D laser scanning has also been done on a lot of archaeological findings and man-made structures. This team of researcher, though, took the work to new heights by scaling a mountain to do some 3D laser scanning services on some snow-capped peaks, namely, the ice capped peaks of Mont Blanc. I must say when I heard of this I was impressed. It takes a certain kind of person to mountain climbing anyway. The people who do do mountain climbing usually take off work to do it. These guys, though, went the extra mile and brought their work to the mountain. The challenge was two fold. There was the mountain climbing and the scanning on the mountain. Needless to say, the terrain and temperature was a strain on the equipment. The temperature that they faced were not much over freezing.

The right 3D laser scanning equipment

Big tasks, of course, called for good equipment. They did not start up that mountain with making sure that they had a scanner that could get the job done. Their 3D laser scanning services device of choice was a Leica Nova MS50 MultiStation. It was the right choice. It has the adaptability to a changing environment that was necessary for the job. On top of that it was fast an accurate, clocking in a 1000 points per second within 300 meter. That doesn’t mean it can do longer distances though. It can do up to 1000. If that isn’t enough, it allows live streaming, registration for the point cloud is automated, and it comes with an easy to read guide. There is a lot more that could be said about this scanner. The point is that they chose the right one to get the job done.

I can imagine that standing around the top of that mountain felt pretty cold, but I am sure that the feeling of accomplishment for scanning something so high up in those conditions made their hearts feel warm. Just goes to show that any line of work can be used to push limits, even 3D laser scanning services.

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