When to Use a Handheld Laser Scanner as a Surveying Tool

Join Eric Cowan to explore key considerations for evaluating and applying this fast, flexible reality capture technology.

June 27, 2024 | 1 pm EDT

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    Your surveying tool kit includes everything you need to deliver outstanding quality and timely service to a diverse array of clients, with one exception: you need a new laser scanner. Accuracy and reliability are important, but you also like the idea of capturing point clouds as you walk for a high-speed approach.

    Would a handheld imaging laser scanner like the Leica BLK2GO be a good fit for your firm?

    In this informative 60-minute session, reality capture expert Eric Cowan will provide practical guidance on how to evaluate this cutting-edge technology. Drawing from his extensive field experience as a surveying technician and party chief, Eric will share the evaluation process he used before investing in the BLK2GO and how he applied the technology to maximize ROI. He’ll also walk through a project from field to finish to show you what to expect from the technology every step of the way.

    You'll Learn:

    • How to check accuracy and other parameters when evaluating a laser scanner
    • When to use the BLK2GO alone and when to use it as a supplementary tool
    • What to consider in your ROI assessment
    • How to compare technology from multiple manufacturers to gain confidence in your selection
    • How to fine-tune field and office workflows to deliver maximum value

    Whether you’re just beginning to explore laser scanning or you’re a seasoned expert looking to expand your capabilities, you’ll benefit from Eric’s firsthand experience and candid insights. Sign up now to reserve your seat. Be sure to bring your questions for Eric and our other reality capture experts.

    Can’t attend the live session? Register anyway, and we’ll send you a link to the recording.

    About the Instructor

    Eric Cowan has more than 14 years of surveying experience. As a surveying technician and party chief, he was relentless in pursuing new ways to bring clients value through reality capture. Eric was instrumental in building a successful surveying department in a multidisciplinary firm, where he developed more efficient workflows and field practices for topographic scanning. As a reality capture consultant for Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon, Eric applies his skills and expertise to helping surveying, mapping, and engineering professionals succeed and thrive with high-value approaches to laser scanning. Follow Eric on LinkedIn. 

    To talk to one of our experts and learn more about how to optimize your surveying potential with technology, please contact us.