3D Laser Scanning and Modelling

Challenger is an industry leader in the use of 3D Laser Scanning & Modeling Technology on a broad range of projects.  Scans are performed at multiple locations to provide full coverage of the project area in order to generate accurate 3D information.

Depending on the project, laser scanning can supplement other forms of measurement and often replace them altogether.

Design professionals rely on comprehensive and accurate scan data to plan projects and create detailed design drawings. With precise drawings easily accessible, project managers are better able to plan projects and allocated resources allowing for greater efficiency and transparency through the construction process.

Our professional surveyors and engineers use the latest 3D laser scanning equipment and software from Leica Geosystems. Using this technology, we’re able to rapidly collect a 360° swath of measurements and photo pixels, incorporating multiple scans into a point cloud for the whole project area.

  • Leica BLK360 Imaging Laser Scanner
  • Leica ScanStation P40

3D scans provide unsurpassed 1mm accuracy to meet engineering design requirements, monitor deformation, make volume calculations and provide extremely accurate as-built representations of complex structures. Scans can also be used for underground mapping or to generate 3D data for integration into Building Information Modelling (BIM) projects.

3D Scanning Services

Point Clouds

3D Scanners acquire millions of points per second. Using specialized software, Challenger imports, registers, georeferences, cleans, sub-samples and develops millions of raw scanner returns into usable point clouds to be used in many ways.

point cloud image

Leica Truview Cloud

Leica TruView is the industry leader for ease and intuitive access to point cloud data, design models, mark-ups and more. TruView Cloud is available via Leica Geosystems’ Cyclone Cloud portal for cloud-based software services. Challenger can host 3D scan projects online, presenting your 3D scan projects as panorama images infused with point cloud data you can measure from.


Video Fly-Throughs

Perfectly designed fly-through animations of point cloud projects are valuable for organizations. Challenger can render helpful and informative video files from 3D scan projects, in order to meet client internal needs, and enhance a projects marketing value.

Mesh / Surface Geometries

Challenger Geomatics can process all 3D scans into textured or non-textured mesh geometries for use in many different tools, such as Civil3D, Revit, Rhinoceros, 3DS Max, MeshLab, etc. Projects include generalized ground surface scans, mm-level structural analysis, and highly detailed geometry for CGI projects. Challenger also hosts 3D mesh geometries and surfaces using Sketchfab, which allows us to hand-craft personalized, annotated deliverables.


3D Laser Scanning and Modelling

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