3D Laser Scanning

3D laser scanning is a geospatial technology that uses LIDAR (light detection and ranging) to measure the geometry and location of physical locations. Each laser scan emits millions of measurement points, and collectively these points create a “point cloud” of raw geospatial coordinates. The precise detail of these points means that you can accurately measure the dimensions and location of physical objects and structures efficiently and accurately. The result is a highly accurate digitized replica – or digital twin – of your facility, building, or site.

ONSITE3D is internationally recognized for excellence in the field of 3D laser scanning – working with some of the largest companies in Canada and the United States. Our scanning technicians are experts at operating terrestrial LIDAR systems and follow a rigorous process that ensures accurate capture and registration of your site. Our dedicated Data Lab in Calgary, Alberta is able to process your raw data at industry leading turnaround times and deliver a high-fidelity product for our project.



• Long-range laser scanning
• Short-range laser scanning
• Photogrammetry
• Robotic total stations
• Rapid data processing
• Data management
• Web portal to access your point cloud


Use Cases

• Oil and gas facilities
• Pulp and paper mills
• Chemical plants
• Food production plants
• Storage facilities
• Power plants
• Mining facilities
• Heritage sites
• Civil infrastructure
• Public facilities
• Wastewater facilities
• Electrical facilities
• Commercial buildings
• Sport complexes



• Robotic Total Stations
• RTK (GPS) Rover and Base
• 3D Laser Scanners
(Long Range + Short Range)
• ATV / UTV / Snowmobiles
• Mobile 3D Scanning Units
• Survey / Scanning Trucks
• Mixed Reality Headsets

A team of technicians captures your asset with 3D laser scanners

The scans are processed
into detailed 3D models
and drawings

You access your dimensionally accurate point cloud via web portal

explainer graphic showing 3d scanning teams capturing an oil and gas facility
an explainer graphic showing a point cloud of an oil and gas facility being processed
an explainer graphic showing a 3d laser scanning facility being used on a computer by an engineer
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