3-D Laser Scanners are a new tool available for accident reconstruction, which, when applied in the right circumstances, provides invaluable data. They work on the same principle as a total station surveying instrument in that they combine a laser distance measurement with accurate angle measurements to give the 3-D position of a measured point. However, unlike total stations which can only measure one point at a time, 3-D laser scanners measure literally millions of points in a single use. The resulting “point cloud” gives precise 3-D measurements for all of the objects around the scanner, including accurate color data. When looking at these point clouds in our software, it’s as if you’re viewing the scene in real-time. The pictures on this page are only snap shots of point clouds which we have captured. They are very detailed but, because of limitations of displaying the data over the internet, they don’t do the actual point clouds justice.
3-D laser scanners give the scenes of accidents incredible realism. They offer other very real benefits such as:
3-D laser scanners can provide invaluable data when the case warrants it.
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