Standards for 3D Scanning in Forensics

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Standards for 3D Scanning in Forensics

Post by 3DForensics » Thu Aug 13, 2009 3:04 am

There have been a lot of interesting comments in a recent thread about 3D Scanning in the Forensic field.

See here for thread.

There were comments about forming a board, procedures, standards, approved vendors and by-laws. This is a bit much to cover all in one thread, so I would like to start by looking at what kind of criteria or standard would be sufficient such that someone would be qualified as a Forensic 3D Scanning Service Provider or simply, just an "expert".

Some considerations off the top of my head:
When we speak of 3D scanning, I believe this needs to include close, mid and long range scanning.
What consideration is given for training and experience?
Does there need to be some understanding of legal issues and admissibility of forensic measurement data?
Obtaining raw point cloud data is one thing, but what about proficency with the post analysis?
What basic technical knowledge is required for understanding what is going on "under the hood"?
Do we need participation and input from other organizations like IAFSM, IAI?
What about understanding accuracy and statistical error?

The floor is open...

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