Learn and Discover


Our aim of this 'Learn & Discover' series is to educate and inform you about mobile mapping and monitoring.

Do you have any requests for new articles? Drop us a line at info@3dlasermapping.com and we will feature your request in our next issue.

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10 Things to Consider When Choosing the Right Scanner for your Mobile Mapping Survey

Another article in our learn and discover series dedicated to mobile mapping and finding the right solution for your needs! Please let us know if you find this useful or if there's anything else you'd like to see in this section.

Thinking of buying a mobile mapping system?

Thinking of buying a Mobile Mapping System? Check out our top tips and considerations if you're considering making the investment.

What is in a mobile mapping system?

What's in a Mobile Mapping System?

There are many mobile mapping systems available on the market today, all that offer something slightly different. Our senior engineer, Dr Chris Cox has written this impartial Buyers Guide to help you understand more about mobile mapping systems and the technology that can differentiate them. Click here to download the guide.

the difference between accuracy and prescision

What Exactly Do You Mean by 'Accuracy'?

One common source of confusion when looking at scanner specification sheets is scanner accuracy.

The terms ACCURACY, PRECISION, REPEATABILITY, and NOISE are often referred to and different scanner manufacturers or mobile mapping suppliers can often use these terms to mean different things. Click here to read more

5 things to look for when evaluating an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU)


There are many different kinds of IMU available for mobile mapping applications. In this article we explain the different IMUs and advise you what to look out for when choosing one. Click here to read more.

How to evaluate the performance of an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU)


In this article we try to help you debunk the technical jargon around the performance of an IMU. Click here to read more.

3D Laser Mapping: What can you use 3d laser scanning for?


Head to our YouTube channel for more educational videos and presentations. If there is something that you'd like to see a presentation about, please get in touch!

An Introduction to Laser Scanning - Part 1: How does it all work?


Part 1 of our Introduction to Laser Scanning series. How does laser scanning work? Explore the ins and outs of laser scanning or LiDAR, as it's commonly known.

An Introduction to Laser Scanning - Part 2: Airborne LiDAR, the basics of trajectories


What type of scanners do Airborne laser scanning systems use? How do they work and why? This presentation covers the basics of Airborne Laser Scanning and some important things to consider if looking at this technology.

An Introduction to Laser Scanning - Part 3: Mobile mapping and accuracy challenges


What is 3D mobile laser mapping and how does it work? What considerations need to be made when looking at the accuracy of a mobile mapping system?