3D POINT CLOUD TECHNOLOGY
3D Scanning is a good way to memorialize vehicle and scene measurements using point cloud technology. Basically, a cloud of points is developed, graphically depicted, and scaled. Then, the distance between any two points in the cloud can be measured back at the office or in the field. The scan allows for 3 dimensional and orthogonal image rotations and viewing. This information can be used for preparing scaled diagrams, models, PowerPoint Presentations, topographical data, and computer animations.
This is also very useful for courtroom work as it allows jurors to see 3 dimensional replications of various evidence such as intersections, vehicles, pedestrians, and structures. This technology is also a very good way to document torso anthropometry, operator seated eye level, and pedestrian congruence with vehicle structures.