If you think laser scanning provides a substantial amount of value for aerial and terrestrial projects, just wait until you hear about the benefits of taking it here.
President, 3D Laser Surveys, a Division of LandAir Surveying
Tate Jones is president of 3D Laser Surveys, a Division of LandAir Surveying. He has more than 40 years of experience in land and aerial surveying and was one of the country’s earliest adopters of 3D laser scanning technology. A nationally recognized expert in the field of 3D data capture, he has worked with hundreds of clients in the engineering, architectural and construction industries, as well as with law enforcement, insurance companies and criminal defense attorneys in the field of accident site reconstruction and forensic engineering. He can be reached at tjones@3Dlasersurveys.com as well as through the email link below.
Articles by Tate
Autodesk University 2012 was attended by more than 8,000 people from 102 countries. What I saw was an industry that has grown up and is beginning to make a real impact on design and construction.
20 December 2012
As 2012 winds down, now is a good time to look back at the strides that have been made in the 3D world and all of the associated hardware and software in our industry. Where will the technology go next?
29 November 2012
I recently met some truly amazing people from all over America and Europe who are doing some very forward thinking things with 3D virtual reality in both transportation BIM systems and augmented reality. Here’s a snapshot of what I saw.
04 October 2012
Watching the extensive coverage of this case, I noticed a laser scanner on the scene in some of the many news reports. I don’t know how the data collected will be used in the case, if it will be used at all, but I do know many ways that it could be used.
22 May 2012
Scanning is the most cost-effective way to collect the existing world. You simply can’t go into a cathedral, petroleum refinery or metropolitan multi-use entertainment facility, measure with rulers and expect to get the accuracy you need to confidently design renovations. Laser scanning is the only way to do it.
08 May 2012
When it comes to making precise measurements in complicated environments, high definition scanning—or 3D laser scanning, as it is sometimes called—is quickly making its way to the front of the line in a wide range of industries from engineering to historic preservation. But what makes 3D scanning better than traditional measurement technologies?