Why try to get a 3d laser scanner(LİDAR) from a 2d laser scanner?

asked 2018-02-06 02:19:22 -0600

Mekateng gravatar image

Hi, I want to know why try to get a 3D laser scanner from a 2d laser scanner by adding a rotation axis ? Is it only because of the high cost of 3d laser scanners ? or are there other reasons? if so what? Thanks in advance

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Higher resolution? Larger range? Better coping with reflective / difficult surfaces?

gvdhoorn gravatar imagegvdhoorn ( 2018-02-06 02:39:41 -0600 )edit

But are the resolutions and range of the 2d laser scanners not constant? Do they change when they are 3d?

Mekateng gravatar imageMekateng ( 2018-02-06 02:59:05 -0600 )edit

You implied that you are comparing 2d scanners to 3d ones. Depending on the specific specs of the 3d laser scanner, adding a rotation axis to a 2d laser scanner could result in one with a higher resolution. That is all I meant to say.

gvdhoorn gravatar imagegvdhoorn ( 2018-02-06 03:01:55 -0600 )edit

Cost could be a factor also, yes.

And you have to remember that 3D laser scanners are a relatively new thing. So home-grown / custom approaches were not uncommon when someone wanted/needed the additional dimension.

gvdhoorn gravatar imagegvdhoorn ( 2018-02-06 03:02:57 -0600 )edit

thank you for the information Mr. @gvdhoorn

Mekateng gravatar imageMekateng ( 2018-02-06 03:07:27 -0600 )edit