Leica Geosystems introduced Leica ScanStation, the first 3D laser scanner with four “core” total station features.
Leica ScanStation retains the field-of view (FOV) of its predecessor, the Leica HDS3000 scanner, with a maximum 360 degrees horizontal FOV and maximum 270 degrees vertical FOV. With this FOV, it can scan overhead while simultaneously using scan targets spread optimally at ground level for accurate registration/control. Integrating the same one-second resolution, dual-axis (tilt) compensator as in Leica Geosystems total stations, Leica ScanStation can be used with traditional traverse and resection workflows for additional field and office savings.
Unlike scanners that require “averaging” of many scan points to achieve survey-grade accuracy, Leica ScanStation achieves survey-grade accuracy for each scan point without averaging. This lets users take advantage of the ability to “click on” individual scan points and use them directly for survey-grade coordinate and distance measurements with confidence in their accuracy.
Leica ScanStation’s maximum range is 300m (90 percent surface reflectivity). It addresses the vast majority of as-built and topographic survey projects.
“We are very excited about the announcement of Leica ScanStation. Many organizations, especially surveying departments, have been waiting for a laser scanner that not only provides the range, accuracy, and full field-of-view of our current HDS3000 scanner, but can also be used with familiar traverse and re-section workflows,” said Ken Mooyman, head of Leica Geosystems HDS.