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What is a point cloud?
When asking the question ‘What is a point cloud survey?’ it’s essential to first understand the concept of a point cloud. A point cloud is a 3D dataset representing the surface of an object or environment, generated through methods like laser scanning. It is widely used in surveying and engineering, offering benefits to many other industries.
How is a point cloud generated?
Point clouds are typically generated using 3D laser scanners or LiDAR technology. These lasers capture millions of data points from the surfaces of objects or structures. The collected data is then processed and transformed into a dense 3D point cloud. This digital dataset can be used for various purposes, such as creating 2D floor plans and 3D models.
What can a point cloud survey do for my business?
Point cloud surveys can offer significant benefits to businesses in architecture, construction, and urban planning. They improve efficiency, especially in large or complex areas, contributing to construction progress monitoring, asset management, and environmental analysis. These surveys are also ideal for hazardous environments and can support historical documentation, insurance assessments, and data integration.
How much does a point cloud survey cost?
On average, point cloud surveys may range from £500 to £5,000 or more. However, these costs can vary based on several factors, including the size of the area to be surveyed, the complexity of the environment, and the level of detail required. Large-scale surveys covering extensive areas or complex structures may incur higher costs. Feel free to contact us for a customised quote.