Terrestrial Scanning / Topography & Monitoring

Thomas Gaisecker, Daniel Schröder: RIEGL V-Line Scanners for Permanent Monitoring Applications and Integration Capabilities into Customers Risk Management 13.04.2022

In the context of climate change and the expansion of areas of urban settlement, e.g. in Alpine regions, the demand for high-quality, i.e. spatially and temporally detailed, datasets as well as integration into risk management as an early warning system are increasing.

This white paper presents the technology of RIEGL, its technical possibilities as well as its application in the context of permanent monitoring. In particular, the ability for userspecific system integration by means of open system architecture based on software is shown. DMT GmbH & Co. KG has integrated the scanner into its DMT SAFEGUARD monitoring system based on these capabilities and can offer tailored solutions to customers in the mining and infrastructure sectors.

The open architecture of the RIEGL VZ-i Series scanners allow customizing the scanner for complex data acquisition and processing tasks by means of Python scripts and Python-based Apps.

RIEGL’s proven online waveform processing technology ensures high quality data even under harsh environmental conditions. 24/7 system operation and fully remote system operation has been proven. Laser scan data is processed by integrated apps in real time on the scanner and final results are visualized via a web-viewer tool running on all standard web browsers.
Based on the example of DMT SAFEGUARD, the white paper shows that the scanner can be integrated in various applications, demonstrating its high degree of flexibility.