3D Laser Scanning Capabilities 

With the advent of laser measurement modern surveying has evolved more in the last five years than in all previous centuries combined. Three dimensional imaging, otherwise known as 3D laser scanning, is at the forefront of this evolution.

With 3D laser scanning, whatever your eye sees can be measured to millimeter accuracy in just minutes. At lightning speed, these scanners collect high resolution, panoramic images, of the environment and objects near the scanner. Except these aren’t merely static images; these images hold spatial information that, in essence, digitizes the environment into CAD.
This allows for precise measurements of even the smallest details, and eliminates the need for survey crews to return to the site to pick up missed or more detailed data.

Areas where 3D scanning is currently in use are:

  • Transportation
  • Hospitals
  • Airports
  • Utilities and Process Plants
  • Building/Facility Renovation
  • Offshore Oil Production Facilities
  • Forensic Evaluation
  • Improved Planning and Design
  • Safety and Regulatory Compliance
  • Cost and Schedule Reduction

Topolift for 3D Laser Scanning


LiDAR Scan Essen Lane Baton Rouge, LA


Mobile LiDAR Drone Scan of Baton Rouge Sports Facility


Aerial Moblie LiDAR Bridge Scan of LA Highway 182



Photogrammetry and LiDAR


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3D TruView Photograph
“A picture may be worth a thousand words, but it renders no dimensions and answers no questions.”
3D Point Cloud
The scanned image is a three dimensional model used as a planning tool. It can be rotated to change viewpoints and it can answer dimensional inquiries with precise measurements. The point-of-view is decided by the observer and can be dynamic.
3D survey level precision
The same scanned image can include exterior and interior data. No need to send someone to the site to measure the width of a window opening, the thickness of a wall or the location of a beam. If it is in the scan, it can be measured to survey level precision.

3D Survey Rendering
If needed, the scanned image can be further rendered into a high quality 3D environment. The model can be layered with textures to create a life-like representation of the scan. Animated characters can be inserted into the model, giving the user the capability to move throughout the virtual environment.