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Australian police deploy 3D crime scene scanner

angry tapir (1463043) writes | about 5 months ago

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angry tapir (1463043) writes "Police in the Australian state of Queensland will employ a handheld laser scanner that can be used to map crime scenes, including in areas where there is no GPS reception. The police will use the Australian developed Zebedee laser scanner: A LiDAR scanner that is mounted on a spring. As a user walks around, the spring moves and the scanner captures the surrounding area. Software processing then uses the data to construct a 3D model. Previously the technology has been used to capture areas of cultural significance, such as the interior of the Leaning Tower of Pisa. As an added bonus, the Zebedee looks ridiculous when in use."
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Zebedee laser scanner (1)

trevorjb1406 (3536465) | about 5 months ago | (#46237013)

This sounds like a very useful piece of equipment for detectives working on a crime scene.
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