The OneOak tree was laser scanned today as part of ongoing research making it one of Britain’s most studied trees.
The laser scanning research was supported by Treemetrics and the equipment and work was brought to the site by Leica Geosystems and scanning specialists SCCS; the foremost provider of innovative solutions in surveying, monitoring, setting out and mapping. SCCS were asked to complete a detailed laser scanned survey of the OneOak tree and surrounding woodland.
The Leica C10 Laser scanner was placed in various ‘stations’ around the tree and in just over 6 minutes at each station the scanner had measured a complete 360 degree field of view. The scanner records close to 50,000 measurements per second that result in a ‘point cloud’.
SCCS will be producing a moving video image of the OneOak tree soon that we will put online on this website. The snapshots above provide a tantalising look at the amazing quality of images available. The data collected has produced a digital record of the tree, including its exact position, volume and many of the required dimensions. The 3D model is accurate to within 2-3 mm.
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