The Terestrial Scanning scene has been dominated by static Laserscanners or heavy post processing of photogrammetric data. Now there is another way:-
The all-in-one indoor reality capture mobile mapping system – NavVis M6
Once set up, all you have to do is push it along and let it scan continuously. Now you no longer have to plan your static scan positions for line of sight, just push it round all objects and the job is done. No more worrying if you had the line of site on that object.
It claims and is foreseeable to be able to:-
- Scan up to 30x faster than with stationary scanners and devices
- Capture up to 30,000 square meters per day
- Adapt to complex indoor environments while continuously scanning
These are bold claims but it just looks so easy.
I do see an issue, being devils advocate, is crossing voids and industrial process floorings. It sure will be able to traverse workshops, warehouses, Hangars and offices but when it comes to Stairs and crossing voids, I am sure some kind of work-around will need to be envisaged. Otherwise it really looks like a game changer for Reality Capture.
Their Brochure is below but for further Information please visit their website www.navvis.com/m6