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PiScan offers complete synergy between the client and a dedicated staff whose topographic survey skills can deliver measurable and replicable reality, both 2D and 3D, to screens in any part of the world.

We carry out laser-scan and traditional surveys using the most up-to-date technology available on the market.

The 3D Laser Scanner is an electronic device that provides the spatial coordinates of point clouds derived from the object of the survey. It was developed for industrial purposes, its use being subsequently applied to topography. It represents the latest advance in architectural surveying.

When surveying with a total station, only one point at a time may be measured and this leads to lengthy data acquisition times in the field. The use of laser scanner technology reduces acquisition times considerably and eliminates any percentage of operator error inasmuch as the process is completely automatic. Even the data acquired by means of laser scanner is different: a full, measurable 3D model can be extracted, thereby reducing, or even eliminating, costs related to revisiting the site.

The use of Laser Scanner 3D to carry out a complex survey removes any need for a detailed survey employing direct methods. The scanner automatically acquires a ‘point cloud’, as it is called, at a resolution set by the user before commencing the scan and based on the dimensions of the area to be surveyed as well as the level of detail required.

To sum up, the acquisition of point clouds presents a whole series of advantages that in turn can make all the difference.

Key details are as follows:

  • Data acquisition times are up to 10 times faster, with correspondingly shorter delays in plant and site activity;
  • Certainty that all necessary information has been acquired, eliminating the risk of having to return to the site so as to make, and integrate, further measurements;
  • No need for physical contact with the object of the survey, contact that may be either impractical or best avoided;
  • A highly elevated level of precision in surveying, equal to that obtained using a total station;
  • Fewer resources employed during the data acquisition phase, leading to lower transfer costs and a higher level of overall productivity for the structure;
  • The option of presenting the surveyed area in a new and innovative way compared to traditional 2D representation.