Laser Scanning

Here at WGPdigital we have vast experience in producing point clouds using laser scanners.

The technology has progressed rapidly, resulting in scanners that are faster, lighter and more accurate. Scanners can now produce huge amounts of data in minutes. Laser scanners have become easier to use, however, for accurate survey data an understanding is required of the benefits and limitations of the scanners and the processing/registration software.

We predominately use the Leica range of scanners and have a good working knowledge the Faro range of laser scanners. Personally, my choice of scanner would be the Leica P40 or P50 for most projects. It’s fast, accurate and the ability to setup on coordinated stations makes it completely trustworthy, it’s only downside is that it’s bulky!

Laser scanner


The point cloud data can be registered and delivered as raw data in colour or mono in a wide range of formats, e57, ptx, pts etc.

Other options include;

  • Raw data in Autodesk Recap format, ready for import into Autocad, Revit, Civil 3D etc.
  • Production of 2D or 3D Autocad drawings.
  • 3D Building Information Models (BIM), usually Revit but other software can be used.
  • 3D meshed models for use in 3DS max or other 3D modelling software.
Raw laser scan data - required output was 2d plans, elevations and sections - wgpdigital
Raw laser scan data


How many points per second does a scanner capture?

The Leica P40 can capture up to 1 million points per second, the new RTC360 2 million points!

What about the spacing between points?

The P40 is typically 3 millimetres at a distance of 10 metres, but once you combine multiple setups this distance can be less.

If you require any further information or have a project in mind, please do not hesitate to get in touch…

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