The spike will make 3D models using a process like PhotoMatching in Trimble Sketchup to extract the features and build the volume.
We have made the initial systems, and found it to produce the basic cuboid type models with ease. In Sketchup you can improve the model to the detail desired, and spray the photo onto the model.
A basic model can be made in minutes, and any amount of time can be spent modelling the features to get more detail.
The laser range scales the images. We conservatively rate the laser to +/- 8 inches, which covers all reflectance targets and temperatures and range. In actuality it’s a lot better. For example in our Industrial solutions for measuring power poles, we tend to work to 2% of the size of the target.
The key benefit of making a spike3D model is that the model's image(s) are located and ordered, the model is correctly oriented & scaled and has photo textures on it.
It is not a Lidar point scanner and hence doesn’t produce a point cloud model of the target.