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Why is 3D Laser Scanning Important?

Many consider 3D laser scanning to be the future of surveying. A 3D laser scanner digitizes the 3D environment (as opposed to a 2D scanner that digitizes only flat images/plans) and hence creates a 3 dimensional digital image (or snapshot) of reality. This can be then subjected to analysis and feature extraction at your leisure on a computer at your office. So you can scan one day, capture all of the 3D data at a survey site and then leave the site and work on the surveying aspect (drawing lines, points, surfaces, property lines, break lines, contour and flow lines, etc.) sitting comfortably at your desk at a flick of a mouse. If it's raining or sleeting or hot or cold, you don't have to care as now you can just sit at your desk and work comfortably, not having to deploy your survey crew to the field if you missed something the first time. A 3D laser scanner collects millions/billions of measurements that can be used to measure any features afterwards.

PSLS is offering a 3D Laser Scanning workshop as part of the inaugural Summer Conference.  The course will show the surveyors what is coming, how this helps them, what it adds to a surveyor's tool bag, what it replaces among the traditional methods of surveying, what cannot be done with the 3D scanner (like stakeout) etc.

Introduction to 3D Laser Scanning and Measurement (an 8 PDH course)will be presented by Lukas Duruttya. 

The program will be held August 27 & 28 at the Penn Stater Conference Center.  Click here for more information on the workshop and the PSLS Summer Conference.

Click here for brochure |  Click here to register

The Summer Conference OPUS Projects workshop is now closed for registration.

Webinar Wednesday

Low Impact Development presented by Paul A. DeBarry, P.E., P.H. D.WRE, GISP.

Date: August 19, 2015 beginning at 12:00 PM

  • PSLS Members - $35 
  • Non Members - $50 
  • Other Professional Association members - $35 
CE Credits: 1 PDH 

DescriptionThis webinar will provide an overview of what low impact development(LID) is, its advantages to conventional design, review local site investigations required and open space design, will discuss design criteria and LID hydrology, and provide working examples of various types of LID and best management practices (BMPs) and where they are applicable. See the Webinar page for more details.

Note: Members of other Professional societies such as PSPE, NSPS, ACSM, or other state surveying societies may register at the discounted price. In order to receive the necessary code, registrants must contact PSLS with proof of members


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