Fast-track to 3D laser scanning for collision investigators

Collision investigators and scenes of crime specialists can learn how 3D laser scanning technology can help them work faster and smarter at a free conference hosted by Leica Geosystems on Tuesday, August 23, at Silverstone.

Aug 11, 2011
By Paul Jacques
Haroon Iqbal

Collision investigators and scenes of crime specialists can learn how 3D laser scanning technology can help them work faster and smarter at a free conference hosted by Leica Geosystems on Tuesday, August 23, at Silverstone.

The prestigious new Silverstone Wing at the famous grand prix circuit is the venue for a series of presentations and demonstrations by expert users. Speakers include John Rusted, chairman of the Institute of Traffic Accident Investigators (ITAI) and senior collision investigator for Humberside Police.

As the earliest adopters of the technology in England, the Collision Investigation Unit in Humberside has used Leica’s ScanStation C10 in a large number of road traffic accident (RTA) investigations.

Mr Rusted said: “This kit has transformed the way we work and ensures we present the best evidence possible to the courts. In a matter of minutes, the ScanStation C10 automatically captures the complexity of the scene including the road markings and topography. Together with the Cyclone software we can quickly and accurately produce 2D plans, put the environment before the court and effectively move them through it using Leica Truview and 3D visualisation.”

A £3 million government investment in 3D laser scanners seeks to reverse the loss to the economy of some £1 billion each year, caused when motorways and major trunk roads are closed and traffic grinds to a halt.

Speakers at the conference will explain how the technology can be used as stand alone or integrated with Total Stations and GNSS. Innovative field and office procedures, the preparation of 2D plans, reconstruction, through to full 3D visualisations for the court will be demonstrated and explained. Full details of hardware and software costs will also be available.

Current users in the police force will share their experiences and take questions from the floor. Representatives from other specialist companies will outline how they could help investigators maximise the potential of the new technology to reduce time spent at the scene, whilst increasing accuracy and efficiency.

To book a place at this exclusive police day, contact at rekha.voralia@leica-geosystems.com or call 01908 256547.

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