High-definition survey lasers can collect data from hundreds of survey points in great detail. These systems include a camera that can take 360° images, and those can be put together as point clouds. Then they can be "used for site mapping; project planning; and civil, structural, and MEP design as data [are] extracted into formats such as AutoCAD, Revit, and MicroStation," writes David Rizzo, D.P.M. This article looks at examples where the HD surveys saved money, eliminated error and added a "measure of safety."

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