3D Services to offer underwater scanning

January 11, 2016  - By
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3D Services is expanding its services to offer underwater 3D laser scanning in addition to standard 3D laser scanning and aerial surveying.

This new service is designed for underwater inspections. Previously, sonar technology was the main solution for underwater inspections, modeling and measurements. However, sonar does not provide the level of detail necessary for many underwater projects, the Connecticut-based company said.

3D Services is able to provide high-resolution scans and accurate 3D models of underwater structures or topography. It can instantaneously and repeatedly capture accurate data points within less than 1 mm and with a resolution of .01 mm.

The high detail provides the data needed to avoid risks and serious liability-related costs, as well as provide higher quality, more accurate data than before.

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About the Author: Tracy Cozzens

Senior Editor Tracy Cozzens joined GPS World magazine in 2006. She also is editor of GPS World’s newsletters and the sister website Geospatial Solutions. She has worked in government, for non-profits, and in corporate communications, editing a variety of publications for audiences ranging from federal government contractors to teachers.