Siteco with Sina renews its commitment to investing in the development of Mobile Laser Scanning systems and related software applications. 

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The Graz University of Technology (Austria), has been carrying out intense and in-depth research for years on the use of Mobile Laser Scanning (MLS) systems for monitoring the maintenance status of infrastructures.

A recent article published in the GIM International magazine (Geomares) illustrates the various experiences conducted with the most well-known MLS systems, drawing interesting and promising conclusions.

The University studies the potential of MLS, in the belief that these systems can significantly contribute to the study of infrastructure monitoring, in terms of quality, efficiency, and productivity.

The research was born from the recognition that traditional techniques allow the observation and evaluation of the nfrastructure status but, as for deformation monitoring, they have clear limitations, require a lot of time and many resources, and are not sufficiently accurate.

Mobile Laser Scanning (MLS) is a cutting-edge technology that has been established for years for reality acquisition. Scan quality together with data accuracy, and deformation monitoring are highly topical issues.

MLS allows the georeferencing of data, through the acquisition of 3D point clouds with their coordinates, thanks to the use of various sensors (GNSS, IMU, cameras, and scanners). The choice of the sensors used in the survey and the software applications adopted for data processing, determine the geometric precision of mobile laser systems.

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The quality of the result, therefore, depends on the type of MLS system used, how it is managed, and the characteristics of the scenario to be surveyed. Possible distortions or systematic errors in managing point clouds can be corrected in the post-processing phase, up to a millimeter precision.

MLS systems have the potential to efficiently cover large areas or areas that are difficult to be surveyed with traditional systems, or can also be used as a support tool for infrastructure monitoring.

MLS technology with dedicated software applications, in particular for data post-processing, will play an increasingly important role in surveying, maintaining, and improving the infrastructure status.

For all these reasons, we renew our commitment to investing in these technologies, to optimize and improve the results achieved up to date.

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