A simulator for terrestrial laser scanning in virtual realityDOWNLOAD
The simulator has been presented at several international conferences and has received awards.
Higher education institutions should educate their students according to modern needs and demands from the professional market
Expensive terrestrial laser scanners are not available or not up-to-date in many higher educational institutions
The virtual scanner enables teachers and students to learn the process of terrestrial laser scanning without having the need for a real instrument
Simulator is developed within Unreal Engine and provides game-based learning experience
Scanning process is visualized in real time with intensity and noise simulation according to scanner specification
Specifying settings for each scan station
Several types of targets are available as well as targetless mode
Point clouds can be exported in common formats for further processing in external software
Emulation of commercially available instruments with realistic user interfaces
The project group of VRscan3D project consists of two German universities and one Ukrainian university based on long-term cooperation that has started in 2002.
The project is financed under the DAAD program: Support for the internationalization of Ukrainian higher education institutions – shaping the digital future together: German-Ukrainian higher education institution collaborations.