Products

3D Point Cloud Collection Made Simple with Topcon's ScanMaster

October 7, 2009
/ Print / Reprints /
ShareMore
/ Text Size+


LIVERMORE, Calif. – Topcon Positioning Systems (TPS) new ScanMaster version 1.5 software is designed to simplify laser scanner point collection and manipulation. ScanMaster software is used with Topcon’s GLS-1000 scanner, a compact and cable-free laser scanner that can be operated by one person.

“The latest version of ScanMaster improves the software operators’ experience,” said Scott Langbein, senior product manager. “They can manipulate larger data sets, faster. With its operator-friendly interface, the user can become more proficient and productive. Data can be easily manipulated so projects can be completed more quickly.”

Culling features have been added to the new version to provide the user with greater rendering control. The frustum culling feature is designed so that only visible point clouds sections will render. An optional occlusion culling feature will render point cloud sections that are partially visible or fully obscured at lower resolution or not at all.

Another added feature is Smart Resolution which will automatically render point cloud sections at display resolution providing “an ideal balance between quality and performance,” Langbein said.

ScanMaster version 1.5 features include:

-- Operator-friendly user interface;
-- WLAN connection to a local PC;
-- Live video scan window definition;
-- Increased resolution controls;
-- Multiple scan tasks defined at one time;
-- Image capture and live video feed;
-- Creation of mesh objects and annotations;
-- Optional occlusion culling feature for rendering partially or fully obstructed point clouds;
-- Frustum culling so point cloud sections that are not visible will no longer render;
-- Smart Resolution so each point cloud section will automatically render at computer-display resolution;
-- Contrast and gamma controls for optimizing data display quality; and
-- Added support for TopSURV software linework control codes.

Langbein said, “ScanMaster has been optimized to quickly acquire and manipulate 3D point cloud data. With live video scan window definition, setting up an overhead, or an all-around scan becomes easy. Stream live video to setup the desired scan area while the scanner is tilted using the GLS-1000 tilt stand and obtain the 3D point cloud data you need.”


Topcon Positioning Systems, Inc. (TPS) designs and manufactures precise positioning products and solutions for the global surveying, construction, agriculture, civil engineering, mapping and GIS, asset management and mobile control markets. TPS’ parent company, Topcon Corporation (Tokyo Stock Exchange – 7732), was founded in 1932.

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to POB

You must login or register in order to post a comment.

Multimedia

Videos

Image Galleries

HxGN Live

More than 3,500 attendees from more than 70 countries attended HxGN Live, the annual Hexagon AB user conference, at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on June 3-6. About 450 keynotes and panel discussions were held, and several companies from around the world exhibited their geospatial products. Here are a few snapshots from the event.

9/30/14 2:00 pm EDT

Technical Workflows on the Job Site Using 3D Laser Scanning

The purpose of this webinar is to dig into different laser scanning workflows and techniques.

POB

POB September 2014

2014 September

In this September 2014 issue of POB, we take a look at a book that reveals how a rare-map dealer made millions stealing ancient maps. Also, discover the secrets of a 21st-century surveyor and how technology enables small surveying businesses to ease growing pains and maximize their potential.

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Surveying Career

Would you recommend surveying as a career to a current college student?
View Results Poll Archive

Point of Beginning Store

M:\General Shared\__AEC Store Katie Z\AEC Store\Images\POB\epubsite\Statues-pic-large.gif
Surveyor Statues

The perfect gift or award for any special occasion.

More Products

Clear Seas Research

Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications, Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.

Geo Locator

Buyers Guide

The #1 buyers' guide for land surveyors and geomatics professionals. Search listings for software and equipment manufacturers, equipment dealers and professional services. CLICK HERE to view GeoLocator.

STAY CONNECTED

Facebook logo Twitter logo  LinkedIn logo  YouTube logoRPLS small logo

Google +