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Re: First Use of Laser Scanner for Crime Scene?

Post by mike annear » Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:25 pm

I spent some time working for Australian company Maptek in Adelaide,
( www.maptek.com/products/i-site/)
They build laser scanners, I believe they scanned the aftermath of the Bali Bombing site.
Published in 2003
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Re: First Use of Laser Scanner for Crime Scene?

Post by 3DForensics » Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:36 pm

dan574 wrote:
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Hi Eugene,

I have access to some data from December 2005 where a Riegl scanner was used for collision scene, I think it was a Riegl LMS-Z210i. I think we even had the scanner in 2004, I would have to do some more digging if you wanted more.

cheers Daniel
Daniel,

Yes, I would be interested in the the type of case, perhaps a few short sentences on the details and any images, references in the media...etc.

Thanks!

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Re: First Use of Laser Scanner for Crime Scene?

Post by 3DForensics » Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:39 pm

Excellent information all! I think we'll need to make this a challenge on who has the earliest reference!

Mike,

Can you tell me more about the case you worked on and why the need of the scans?

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Re: First Use of Laser Scanner for Crime Scene?

Post by mike annear » Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:15 pm

Hi Eugene,
I will send you some info on a few projects that I have worked on.
On a side note, I remember attending what might have been the first gathering of the IAFSM in Salem MA in 2006, laser scanning was already a hot topic !

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Post by 3DForensics » Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:50 pm

Yes, you've been around for a bit...I was still starting out then.

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mike annear wrote:
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I'm pretty sure that scanner is sitting in our office somewhere. It gets dragged out occasionally for some random testing job.

I once used it to scan 10km of abandoned silver mine workings in Mexico - registering it all together on my laptop using PolyWorks in the evenings over a cerveza or three...

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Re: First Use of Laser Scanner for Crime Scene?

Post by vislaw » Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:35 pm

You may have this already, Eugene, but if not, there is some discussion of the topic here: https://books.google.com/books?id=QnxqD ... rt&f=false.

Excellent contributions in this thread. Nice to have so many people with personal experience at the dawning of this technology.

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Re: First Use of Laser Scanner for Crime Scene?

Post by tbwester » Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:20 pm

Probably Precision Simulations - http://www.precisionsim.com/about/

Been scanning since the late 90s for forensic animations.

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