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TruePoint 3D laser scanned the attributes of three 100-year old trees in Austin, Texas.

TruePoint Provides Point Cloud and 3D Mesh of Trees

Location: Austin, Texas

Task: The client desired to laser scan three 100-year old trees and include them in the design plans for a new development. TruePoint 3D laser scanned the trees and provided the client with intensity map point cloud files and a 3D mesh of the trees for reality capture. This was TruePoint’s second phase of laser scanning for this client.

Challenge: The client could not accurately capture the location, exact dimensions and detail of the three trees. They needed laser scanning services to include the trees in the design plan. It was important to capture the existing conditions without damaging the tree trunks or limbs.

Solutions: TruePoint’s Texas office used a Leica C10 ScanStation to capture the three trees and the surrounding area. Accurate 3D measurements were captured in a few hours on site in a fast and environmentally friendly manner. Laser scanners are non-contact, they scan from tripods on the ground up to 300 yards, keeping the environment untouched.

Deliverables: TruePoint provided the client with intensity map point cloud files and 3D mesh of the trees. This can be pulled into an existing Revit or AutoCAD model and aligned with the design plan, as well as be used in reality capture software.

Added Value: We incorporated the first and second mobilization into the same coordinate system which allowed the separate projects to be put on the same coordinates and relate the projects to one another even though they were captured at different times. This allowed the client to create their design model more accurately and preserve the 100-year-old trees.

3D information is invariant to lighting and shadow. As a result, significantly more data was acquired by laser scanning the tree, and much more accurately than hand measuring. Laser scanning services are the solution for capturing spatial data in a fast, efficient and highly accurate way.

If you have a project in Texas where 3D scanning services are needed or would like to learn more about the benefits of laser scanning, contact David Sauceda in our TruePoint Laser Scanning Texas office at 512-745-1119 or austin@truepointscanning.com.

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Accurate 3D measurements were captured in a few hours on site in a fast and environmentally friendly manner.

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TruePoint provided the client with the intensity map point cloud files and 3D mesh of the trees.

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The deliverables can be pulled into an existing Revit or AutoCAD model and aligned with the design plan.