Apart from our traditional survey with total station, DLS now incorporate Laser Scanner and UAV into their data capturing process in order to display the object (or landscape) in greater detail. Derived from LIDAR and photogrammetry technology, along with applicable 3D modelling and point cloud processing solutions, these methods of data capture provide an affordable method of point cloud capture. Furthermore, the 3D model DLS provide is a versatile tool for analysing, rendering 3D models and speeds up the design process.

Popular Applications are

  • Historical documentation
  • As Constructed recording of structures.
  • Scan to BIM
  • Reverse Engineering od structures

For our clients the advantages are

  • We can access areas where it is tricky to get to by traditional means
  • We can provide a more comprehensive data file
  • We expect to hand in the deliverables more quickly
  • A greater range of services can be provided
  • There are a variety of deliverables available upon request
  • For architects, we are BIM – ready

Disadvantages are

  • We are more weather dependant
  • It cost more than our traditional services

Challenges are

  • Larger file sizes and better computer configuration to store and process the data
  • It takes additional trainings to be able to manipulate the data effectively

Digital Land Surveys can provide

  • Point Cloud model
  • Floor plan
  • Elevation plan
  • Ortho-image – aerial photo at Orthographic views
  • Contours and feature plan


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We have experiences in capturing

  • Residential dwelling
  • Commercial showroom
  • Factories
  • Large public display areas
  • Historically significant feature

As part of surveying back ground DLS strive to maintain data integrity.

Leica Nova MS50 MultiStation

Digital Land Surveys has recently acquired the Leica Nova MS60, a machine that combines the traditional surveying total station with new laser scanning technology. Laser scanners are the future of surveying with their rapid acquisition of data (up to 1,000,000 points per second) and highly accurate millimeter precision mapping capabilities. Laser scanning surveys provide a more complete set of data than traditional surveying as everything visible is scanned from the the multistation’s position, including the minute details of surfaces, features and structures of target areas. This translates to increased survey quality for our clients.

3D point cloud surveys have a range of applications. At Digital Land Surveys, our point clouds have be used in mapping facades of buildings and structures; accurately displaying all the beams, pipework and structural elements in the ceiling of sports stadiums; and identifying the wear, defamation and structural stressors on rollercoasters. We have also utilised 3D point clouds in the creation of detailed site context plans and as built CAD models, as well as in heritage documentation and for other reverse engineering purposes.

3D scanning of both existing and newly formed constructions gives accuracy for future design or modification works. Scanning can also aid in accurate inspection and CAD reconstruction to provide our clients with improved visualisation and facilitate exploration of options for redesign.

At Digital Land Surveys, we can provide 3D point cloud surveys to clients and architects as a 3D AutoCad file. For more information on our laser scanning service please call (03) 9855 2727 or email us.

What can the Leica Nova MS50 MultiStation do?

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