Lidar technology in BIM and how is it different from Laser Scanning

Most people get confused about whether Leaser Scanning and Lider technology are the same things or if they are two different technologies, and there is a good reason for that.

Lidar, on the other hand, are techniques or processes, whereas lasers are devices. A lot of the time, LiDAR technology is used as a 3D laser scanner for buildings in the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry to scan buildings and then make them available as as-built 3D BIM models based on the scanned data.

Lidar concept

As the name suggests, Lidar stands for light detection and ranging and can also refer to laser scanning or 3D scanning. An effective Lidar mapping system is able to fire up to one million pulses per second for the purpose of mapping.

It is measured how much light will be returned straight to the scanner. After then, the speed of light is used to calculate the distance between two places. As a consequence, plans for rehabilitation or new building are created…

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