The Benefits of Laser Tracking Surveying

In this article, we’re going to take a look at why you should employ laser tracking technology in your survey endeavours. When compared to manual surveying, this advanced technology helps get things done faster while requiring less labour.

What Is Laser Tracking?

Laser tracking technology allows us a non-destructive way to scan through elements in physical spaces without ever having to come into physical contact with them. The principle is quite simple: a laser is directed onto a space and if it comes into contact with an object, the included software builds a 3D render of it. Due to the high accuracy of this technology, it’s used a lot by building surveyors and topographers.

How Is It Used In Surveying?

Laser tracking is used in the construction or 3D models of physical spaces, which in turn helps engineers and architects make better decisions during the planning and construction phases. Laser Scanning helps them understand the physical properties of the land to a much greater extent than if the surveying was done manually.

What Are The Advantages Of Laser Tracking?

Surveyors can spend less time in the Field

Manually takes a ton of time and resources to do, which in turn can result in delays.  With laser tracking not only is the process much faster but you also don’t require the same amount of labour. Less time can be spent on collecting the data and more time on analysing it.

Because of the reduced time, surveyors may be encouraged to collect more data as well. When it comes to surveying ‘more is more’. It’s always best to play it safe by acquiring more information that you think you’ll need in order to prevent any ‘gaps’ that could incorrectly swing decisions.

Increased Versatility to the Surveying Approach

Trackers offer quite a bit of versatility when it comes to mapping a physical space. Would you rather perform aerial surveying of the land? Trackers can definitely make that happen. In addition, some devices are even compatible with mobiles and tablets, allowing you to navigate through the features and settings much more easily.

Reduced Project Costs

With manual surveying you have to bring in more field surveyors on board and pay them for a greater number of hours. In addition, delays are more likely which in turn translates to lost money. With laser tracking technology, fewer hands are required out in the field. In addition, as mentioned before, things get done a lot faster.

Improved Accuracy

The thing with manual surveying tools is that they have a relatively wide margin of error. Errors, even small ones, can have a mothball effect, leading to poor decision-making in the construction phase. For instance, if the location of an important object isn’t precisely mapped, it might mess with the entire reconstruction blueprint.

Laser tracked data and the resulting 3D render, on the other hand, are much more accurate.

As you can see there are several advantages to using laser tracking for surveying instead of doing it manually. To sum it up, the technology allows contractors to improve the cost-effectiveness of their projects by a huge percentage.

 

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