Patrick Crawford and Scott Confer stood on a sidewalk in the West Bottoms of Kansas City, Mo. and waited as the laser from their LiDAR scanner whorled and churned, capturing millions of data points and high-resolution photos of a large, nine-story brick building.
Steve Wellington, PLS, owns Wellington Land Surveying, based in Meridian, Idaho. He was introduced to surveying during his time in the U.S. Army and after growing to enjoy it, he made the decision to pursue it afterward.
Last year, my traditional Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends was replaced with a trip to Salzburg, Austria, to attend and participate at the Capturing Reality Forum, a technical conference focused on 3D, laser scanning and LiDAR technologies.
Matthew Filus, RLS, has 26 years of experience in public- and private-sector land surveying and civil engineering. He is owner and principal surveyor at Reedsburg, Wis.-based Excelsior Group, founded in 2002.