Posted by: Joe Croser | May 16, 2011

Top Billing at Topcon

Last week Pointools joined Topcon Europe and its European sales partners in Amsterdam. My mission: deliver a comprehensive Pointools portfolio overview for sales training. It was a very productive meeting too! Many thanks Topcon.

Possibly the highlight for me was (for the first time) seeing a video created by Nick Russill ( which followed Andy Evans from Topcon as he played his part in the “One & Other” art installation which was produced in association with Sky Arts. Andy’s part was to stand on a plinth in London’s Trafalgar Square for 1-hour while laser scanning the whole square.

Follow Andy on his journey to scan Trafalgar Square.

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Using Topcon’s GLS-1000 3D laser scanner, Andy captured the whole square (including all buildings and Trafalgar Square’s primary landmark,  Nelson’s Column) in very fine detail. This long-range high-accuracy scanning is a real strength for Topcon’s hardware which produces very clean point cloud models.

See this second video for a more detailed animation of the “Visual Art” generated by Andy and team. Of course they ysed Pointools Software to process and animate the 3D point cloud of Trafalgar Square.

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