3D Laser Scanning / TruView Examples

Warner Surveys’ comprehensive 3D laser scanning services use the latest technology together with our many years of expertise to deliver highly reliable, detailed information, offering substantial benefits in a wide range of applications across all our survey disciplines.

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What is Laser Scanning?

Laser scanning is a method of capturing a real world environment or object in three dimensions. By using 3D laser scanning technology we are able to capture the full external or internal detail of any object of any size from a church façade to a reactor on a refinery.

Millions of Survey Points to Work With

The resulting 3D information – a point cloud of millions of surveyed points – can then be used to create a number of different deliverables: conventional plans, elevations, sections, fly-through movies, BIM in 3D or 4D, rendered models, animations for progress monitoring regimes, and more.


3D laser scanning is a fast, precise, reliable and cost-effective method for creating as-built drawings or models. It is particularly relevant to congested, detailed or hostile environments, or where direct access is not possible.

Leica TruViews

Point clouds can be published as Leica TruViews, allowing all stakeholders to see a panoramic view of their asset on-line through a web browser. TruView lets you view, pan, zoom, measure and markup the point cloud over the web for further collaborative discussion.

Typical Survey Applications:

  • Surveys to produce models for projection mapping
  • Right to Light surveys with access only available from adjacent sites
  • Rail surveys – clearance checking, platform/level crossing surveys, track alignment, etc.
  • As-built surveys at all stages through a construction project
  • Data collection for integration with BIM projects and subsequent visualisations
  • Verticality surveys
  • Periodic surveys, for example of landfill sites to calculate volumes of fill
  • Spoil heap volumes
  • Measured building surveys

3DL1 - Exeter College, Oxford - Elevations drawn from point cloud data

Exeter College, Oxford – Elevations drawn from point cloud data


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