3D reality capture is a process of scanning and capturing any site, for example plants, buildings or crime scenes, in a 3D digital model, combining measurements and imagery. The resulting model can be used for design and comparison purposes, to ensure site safety in inhospitable environments or as evidence in a criminal case, capturing every detail with to-the-millimetre accuracy. As technology has become smaller, more affordable and more automated, 3D reality capture has become increasingly accessible to a wider range of applications, putting control in the hands of those that may have required specialists in the past.

Get insights into how reality capture technologies provide high levels of accuracy, automation and the ability to create 3D environments in minutes, in our INTERGEO TV Opinion Leader Talk with Faheem Khan, Vice President, Survey Solutions at Leica Geosystems part of Hexagon.