Find out about Point Clouds in Trimble Connect

A point cloud is a set of data points in a coordinate system. They can be the result of a laser scan and show the external surface of the scanned object. Point clouds can be stored and shared using Trimble Connect, the collaboration environment from Trimble.

To find out more, see the Point Clouds article on the forums in the Trimble Community.

The community is a great place to learn about point clouds, as well as many other things. You can also ask questions or talk to your peers.

Read the Point Clouds article.

Deliver more productivity and flexibility

Geospatial professionals can use scanning and imagery to deliver significant gains in productivity and flexibility for their clients.

3D laser scanners are capturing more points with greater precision. Software is managing this data with less human input using automated registration and classification, and automated modelling.

See how these evolutions can reduce the time you need to spend on scanning in this POB blog post.

Getting the most out of your total station

Did you know that these functions were available in the latest Trimble total stations?

SureScan
Trimble SureScan allows you to collect the right points, not just more points. As you can see in the image below, the traditional scanning technology produces a radial surface, with ever TS-gridincreasing gaps in the data as the measured distance increase, while the SureScan scanning grid produces a more even grid spacing.

This technology is ideal for civil applications such as road surveys, general topography and also volume surveys.

 

 

VISION
Trimble VISION allows surveyors to see what the total station sees through a live video feed from the controller saving you a trip back to the office. You can select targets with just a tap of the controller screen and avoid rework by visually confirming all points have been measured correctly before moving on.

Use the total station imagery to measure points that may be inaccessible, for example roof heights. Take photos from the total station and then measure the lines within Trimble Business Center (TBC).

You can also take a photo using the jigger and use the tools within TBC to make notes on it and save it.

VISION Panorama takes many photos in a frame that you create in Trimble Business Center Advanced. The software can stitched together these images and processed them into a single panorama, which can also be exported as a JPEG, this makes a nice deliverable to provide to customers.

TS-pointsWhen DR shots are taken in the field they can be used to create a virtual plane in TBC. We can then overlay the image on the plane to virtually survey. Features can been identified with corner points created and linework introduced. This process is much quicker than measuring each individual point in the field and saves you time and effort. It is also handy if you have missed any items in the field because it saves you re-work.

Locate2Protect
Trimble Locate2Protect is a geo-locator that allows you to monitor the location and safety of your equipment and staff. It allows you to easily locate your equipment, set geo-fencing, to receive notifications when the equipment moves in or out of this location, and a G Force sensor to provide notifications if the jigger has been dropped.

Locate2Protect is available in Trimble S7 and S9 total stations and can be retrofitted in earlier machines. A subscription fee is required to activate Locate2Protect.

If you’d like to know more about any of these features contact your local UPG office.

Geospatial in 2016

There has been a shift in the geospatial industry that stems from the ever-widening cross sections of people who are becoming aware of the value of geospatial data. These changing needs are driving the emergence of new technologies and solutions.

So what can we expect for the geospatial business in 2016? Ron Bisio, general manager of the Surveying and Geospatial Division at Trimble, takes a look in this geodatapoint article.

UPG is the new distributor for FARO 3D Laser Scanners

Adding to its portfolio of scanning solutions, UPG is now your local reseller of FARO 3D Laser Scanners.  FARO offers a solution for every 3D measurement need.

Scanning offers a simple way to extract measurements and generate 3D point clouds to gain a better understanding of structures, objects or settings.

With a skilled technical team, UPG can offer assistance with your scanning data and deliverables.  Services include training, data preparation, modelling, and integration with other software packages.

Find out more on the FARO website or contact us.