This page provides links to related research projects, organizations and also links to the web-pages of manufacturers who develop TLS equipment and software.
Research Parternships/Organizations with Interests in TLS
International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Commission 5. The working groups under the umbrella of the ISPRS bring together scientists working on TLS, photogrammetry and other 3d modelling methods and provide useful links, tips and a whos-who of researchers in this field.
Heritage3d: A UK project funded by English Heritage aimed to deliver advice in the use of TLS for cultural heritage applications.
Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society: UK research society with a special interest group on TLS.
Spar Point Research LLC: a US based company who investigate and report on TLS and 3d modelling methods and publish a regular e-newsletter providing up-to date information about directions in 3d geomatics community.
Laserscanning.org.uk: A largely UK based forum to discuss developments and applications in TLS. A great resource to find out more about different manufacturers and their products and to post/receive tips and workarounds.
Spar Point Research: A US based forum for TLS and 3d modelling.
AppliedImagery: Visualization and analysis tool for pointcloud datasets developed by a John Hopkins University team
Kubit PointCloud: Tool to support point cloud visualization and analysis within AutoCAD.
Leica Cyclone: The industry's leading software for scanner control and point cloud modelling
Pointools: A competitively priced and well-featured point cloud viewer and renderer.
Polyworks: One of the first software environments for point cloud visualization, registration and modelling
Reshaper: Modelling package with 3d meshing capabilities
TLS Manufacturers and Suppliers
Leica Geosystems HDS Division: The leading developer of TLS equipment, software and solutions.
Riegl Laser Measurement Systems: An Austrian-based pioneering firm, developing a wide range of close- and long-range TLS
Faro: Manufacturers of a wide range of laser ranging instrumentation, including TLS
Optech: Delivering a wide range of airborne and terrestrial laser scanners, including the kinematic Lynx system.
3dLaserMapping: A UK based firm supporting and supplying Riegl scanners and the Streetmapper kinematic system.