These Innovations Are Re-defining the 3D Laser Scanning Market Today


There has been a lot of movement in 3D laser scanning over the last few years. With technologies continuously being developed to improve building laser scanning processes, it’s important for engineers, architects, and contractors to learn all about these new innovations that’s re-defining the market today:


Expense and time management is a huge challenge for those working in construction projects, especially when going on site for meetings, assessments, and monitoring.

This is where Avatour comes in, a revolutionary technology allows for team members to collaborate on a construction project without going on site.

This 360-degree collaboration platform has been awarded one of the most innovative developments in 3D laser scanning because of its capability to provide better communication among team members through videoconferencing.

Avatour can bring the real-world site online so that engineers, architects, and contractors from different parts of the world can conduct virtual site inspections.

Plus, they can conduct virtual tours for clients, use a site as a real-world example during trainings, and work harmoniously as if they are sitting next to each other to make sure that projects are done efficiently.

Airworks Automate

One of the most significant 3D laser scanning innovations on the market today is AirWorks Automate, an AI-powered software that allows for more efficient gathering and rendering of data for land surveys.

The platform has taken the long hours and resources it took for computers, software, and manual labour to generate accurate data and turned it into a seamless process where the AirWorks technology can deliver CAD drawings in the fastest time possible and without utilising a lot of time, money, and resources.

AirWorks has been touted as one of the most promising innovations in building laser scanning because of how it can deliver fast CAD drawings without sacrificing quality and efficiency because of its team of quality control engineers who checks every drawing to ensure that they meet the client’s standards.

NavVis VLX

Winning Pitch the Press this year is the NavVis VLX technology that’s touted as one of the best in the business for capturing laser scanning for investigation.

It’s also a dream tool for every 3D scanning company out there for its super performance in gathering data in construction sites.

The NavVis VLX 2nd generation is a revolutionary laser scanner that can capture data from even the most complex indoor environments to challenging outdoor spaces and construction sites, ensuring the most accurate information to be rendered into CAD drawings.

The tool itself features two multi-layer LiDAR sensors that can capture the most accurate 3D measurements that is then sent to a SLAM software that uses the laser point cloud to render the most detailed drawings for engineers to use in ensuring the accuracy of construction projects.

The NavVis tool has four cameras positioned on top to be able to capture top quality images in every direction without the need for an operator constantly adjusting its views.

This scanner is also 10 times better than your ordinary terrestrial scanner, which makes it a must-have for those in the surveying and construction industries.

Global Mapper Pro

The newest addition to Blue Marble Geopgraphics’ Global Mapper innovations, the Global Mapper Pro combines all of the most innovative point cloud processing tools from its predecessors to make it one of the most revolutionary tools in the 3D laser scanning market today.

It also has new functionalities that allow for more accurate rendering of data including a Script Editor dialog and Python integration that allow for more flexible use of this GIS software.

The best part of this tool is that it’s one of the most affordable GIS software that you’ll see on the market today.


Finally, there’s the Leica BLK ARC autonomous laser scanner designed for robots. With the increased use of non-human methods today, this scanner is designed to enable robot carriers to conduct site surveys and gather accurate data to be rendered into drawings using 3D point cloud data and panoramic imagery.

The bottom line

There’s definitely a lot to look forward to when it comes to 3D laser scanning today. With so much going on in terms of technology, the process of capturing and rendering data has never been better than it is today.

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