Laser Scanner

Laser Scanner techniques allow 3D high-resolution digital models to be collected of both anthropogenic elements (structures, infrastructure, etc.) and natural elements (slopes, landslides, etc.).

Laser Scanner surveys can be performed from different scanning points, thus allowing also the 3D modelling of complex areas, minimizing the shadows zones. The integration with a high resolution digital camera (providing the scenario's actual RGB colors) and the possibility to georeference the point clouds into any geographic reference system, make this technique suitable for several applications both in geological and in structural field (eg. geomechanical rock mass characterization, analysis of the morphological and volumetric changes of slopes and landslides, support  for diagnostics of structures and infrastructures).



Main projects

Analysys of slope instability process in an archeological site by Terrestrial Laser surveys
Geostructural characterization of the Sugano rock slope (TR, Italy)
Laser Scanner survey of the M. Mario landslide (Rome)





Margottini C., Spizzichino D., Crosta G.B., Frattini P., Mazzanti P., Scarascia Mugnozza G., Beninati L. 2015. Rock fall instabilities and safety of visitors in the historic rock cut monastery of Vardzia (Georgia). Proceedings of the Volcanic Rocks and Soils Workshop. Isle of Ischia, Italy (24-25 September, 2015).
Mazzanti P., Moretti S., Tripoli O., Cipriani I., Carraro C., Sascor E., D’Aria D., Giudici D., 2009. Analisi combinata Laser Scanner ed Interferometria SAR Terrestre per l’analisi dei crolli in roccia: un caso di studio nella città di Bolzano. Atti 13a Conferenza Nazionale ASITA – Bari 1-4 Dicembre 2009, 1417-1422, ISBN 978-88-903132-2-6.