Leica Geosystems has launched the 2016 Plan Contest. An annual highlight of the geosystems track at HxGN LIVE, the contest gives conference attendees the opportunity to showcase their best deliverables by submitting plans that demonstrate creativity and innovative problem solving with point clouds.

“By applying innovative solutions in clever ways, our customers continually raise the bar on the standard of excellence in project deliverables,” says Michael Harvey, 2016 Plan Contest chair. “The annual Plan Contest inspires everyone involved in reality capture to see point clouds from a new perspective and explore unconventional approaches to complex challenges.”

New for 2016, the Plan Contest has expanded to encompass all forms of reality capture, including high-definition surveying (HDS)/3D laser scanning, multi-station laser scanning, mobile mapping and backpack imaging. All entries will be displayed prominently on interactive digital displays during the conference, giving participants the opportunity to include links, animations and other interactive components as part of their plans.

The 2016 contest includes four entry categories:

  1. Buildings/Heritage
  2. Civil/Survey
  3. Plant/Marine
  4. Building Construction

A panel of qualified judges will evaluate entries based on the completeness and usefulness of the plans, the creative use of point clouds and models, and overall appearance. First- and second-place winners in each category will be announced during an awards presentation on June 15 at HxGN LIVE Anaheim.

The deadline for entries is May 15.

About Leica Geosystems

With close to 200 years of experience pioneering solutions to measure the world, Leica Geosystems products and services help customers worldwide capture, analyze and present spatial information. Leica Geosystems is best known for its broad array of products that capture accurately, model quickly, analyze easily, and visualize and present spatial information.