3D scanner maps Europe's highest peak

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A team of surveyors from multiple organizations recently made a journey to the top of Europe's highest peak, Mont Blanc, to take the first ever 3D laser scan of the shape and volume of the mountain's ice cap. Surveyors from Leica Geosystems France and chartered land surveyors of the upper Savoy region of France were accompanied by technical partners from Géomédia and Teria guides, a photographer, and a cameraman. A Leica Nova MS50 MultiStation laser scanner, which features an onboard 3D point cloud viewer and a 5 MPixel CMOS image sensor, was used to perform the 3D laser scanning of the ice cap. >>>Read more

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