High Definition Surveying (HDS)

High definition surveying (HDS) uses a high-speed, high accuracy laser scanner with a large field of view. This optical technology quickly scans interior, exterior, man-made, or natural structures within its field of view to create a raw dataset made up of millions of individual measurements called a “3D point cloud.”


  • Energy
  • Infrastructure
  • Transportation


  • 3D solid model rendering
  • Asset inventory and condition assessment
  • Design / construction management
  • Deformation analysis
  • Historic / architectural preservation
  • Facility retrofitting
  • Forensic analysis


  • Reduces project cost by eliminating the need for additional trips to the field
  • Provides improved data accuracy
  • Greatly reduces worker safety risks in hazardous / inaccessible areas
  • Reduces in-field survey time
  • Easy-to-use 3D models can be created / extracted
  • Complete data coverage that supports visualization, measurement, and inspection
  • 3D animation walk-throughs
  • As-built verification & documentation
  • As Low As Reasonably Achievable (ALARA) planning
  • Decommissioning estimates & planning



John Wilhelm
TEL: +1 303-353-3505

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