Replace your total station with a 3D Laser Scanner

August 2, 2016

CASE STUDY: Comparing the Benefits of 3D Laser Scanning vs. Total Stations

Over the years, many crash and crime scene investigators have embraced the total station; a device used by land surveyors to capture distance and slope measurements of individual points. But now, investigators are putting their old total stations in the closet and adopting a new method of capturing measurements at crash and crime scenes - 3D laser scanners.

Assistant Chief Bobby Jones, a 30-year veteran of the Knox County Sheriff’s Office in Tennessee, is one of those investigators. Chief Jones recently stated, “[Laser] scanners are going to become a way of life for all of us investigators. They’re accurate, reliable, efficient and NOW they are affordable.” Jones has used total stations to map hundreds, if not thousands, of crash and crime scenes. In 2013, Jones gained access to a FARO® Focus 3D Laser Scanner, and it changed the way he gathers data at crash and crime scenes forever.

Previous Material

FARO Zone 2D is an innovative software for creating 2D scene diagrams, such as diagrams for state crash rep...

Next Material
Laser scanning efficiency of outdoor crash & crime scenes
Laser scanning efficiency of outdoor crash & crime scenes

This whitepaper discusses the scanning and point cloud registration methods to determine the most efficient...


Get Your Personalized Virtual Demonstration Today!

First Name
Last Name
Business Phone
State or Province
Zip or Postal Code
Primary Goal
Product Interest
Message - optional
We Look Forward to Your Demo!
Error - something went wrong!