Laser Scanning, Reflectorless and Image Point Creation in the Built Environment

Allen, David (2017) Laser Scanning, Reflectorless and Image Point Creation in the Built Environment. [USQ Project]


Measurement in the built environment is a vast area of work for Surveyors. The progression of measurement technology and computing power has led to greater possibilities for both on-site measurement and for communication of final outputs. This report tests the use of reflectorless measurements, terrestrial laser scans and digital imaging as a combination of functions of the Leica TS16 and Trimble SX10 total stations.

Results of the tests indicate that there is little difference in the performance of the accuracy of the reflectorless and laser scan measurements. Even digitally created points from images matched these accuracies. Tests were conducted in a basement environment at distances up to 30m with a varying range of angles. Triangulated targets were used as a baseline for determining accuracy.

The use of electronic measurements in the built environment can be accurate; however operators need to consider the expected errors introduced by human and environmental factors.

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Item Type: USQ Project
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Bachelor of Spatial Science (Honours)(Surveying)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Civil Engineering and Surveying (1 Jul 2013 - 31 Dec 2021)
Supervisors: Simmons, Shane
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2021 00:56
Last Modified: 10 Sep 2021 00:56

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