Understanding and applying Scale Factors in Scanning Workflow in TBC

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Hi all,

wanted to share that useful technical content with you guys which might become more and more interesting nowadays.


White Paper - Understanding and applying Scale Fators in Scanning Workflows in Trimble Business Center

Trimble Business Center (TBC) survey office software integrates data from multiple hardware sensor types, such as GNSS receivers, total stations, and laser scanners, into a single project. The purpose of this paper is to explain how TBC utilizes mathematical concepts like scale factors and projections to transform and align different field data types. With the data aligning seamlessly in TBC, surveyors can confidently deploy the best hardware tool(s) in the field to complete their tasks and deliver the highest quality deliverables to their clients.


Trimble Webinars overview

Save the date: July 29 | 8:00 am MDT | 4:00 pm CET

TBC Power Hour: Point Cloud Scale Factors - When Theory Meets Practice in TBC

It’s the best of times thanks to all sorts of instruments we have for surveying and construction. It is the worst of times because we need a solution to align all the data together. In this TBC Power Hour, Richard Hassler and Joe Blecha will show you how TBC integrates scanning data and conventional surveying data, delivering consistent results. If you ever wondered why your point cloud doesn’t match with the ground control points, why it’s meters off from the supposed position, or how to transfer data in between different scanning software packages, join us and find answers in the session.


YouTube - Scale Factors and Point Clouds in TBC

This video explains the enhanced workflow to importing point cloud data (*.las, *.laz, and *.e57's) into TBC v5.30 and later. These improvements were made to assure that point clouds align with other survey data within your chosen coordinate system in TBC.

- Need demo datasets? Visit Trimble Business Center: Tutorials | Trimble Geospatial 
- For questions, contact your local Trimble representatives and distributors. - Find them here: Where to Buy | Trimble Geospatial 
- Geospatial: Trimble Business Center | Trimble Geospatial 
- Construction: Trimble Civil Engineering and Construction 


Note: Refer also to Joseph Blecha TBC blog post from May 18th, 2020 regarding to New Resources for Scale Factors in TBC


Best wishes

Steven Witte


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