Recording 3D Data: LiDAR Scanning Tutorials

This two-part session introduces participants to LiDAR (laser imaging, detection, and ranging) which is a method for surveying 3-dimensionally using distances by targeting an object with a laser and measuring the time for the reflected light to return to the receiver. It has terrestrial, airborne, and mobile applications. 

Session 1: 13:00 - 14:00, Monday 12 April 

In the first session you will learn how to operate the University of Edinburgh’s BLK360 LiDAR scanners. This session covers set up and data capture. 

Session 2: 13:00 - 14:00, Monday 19 April

In the second session you will learn how to convert raw LiDAR scan data into point cloud format for use in a range of post processing and analysis software. 


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This session is part of a series of tutorials on Recording 3D Data held by the Makerspace: find out more about Makerspace.