Scan colourisation — asset management — heritage documentation

iSTAR is an ideal tool for use within surveying, architecture and engineering sectors, both for standalone visual documentation and also as a companion to laser scanning systems.

iSTAR’s speed and sim­plic­i­ty pro­vides easy access to HDR 360 imag­ing, per­fect for pro­vid­ing a full con­tex­tu­al view of an envi­ron­ment. The result­ing panoram­ic images can either be viewed inde­pen­dent­ly or linked togeth­er via hot-spots to cre­ate a‘virtual tour’ sim­i­lar to Google StreetView.

iSTAR has incred­i­ble low light capa­bil­i­ty and cap­tures full 360 HDR images with one but­ton press in sec­onds.

iSTAR is also per­fect for exter­nal HDR imag­ing for laser scan­ning sys­tems and is com­plete­ly scan­ner neu­tral, rapid­ly colouris­ing point clouds in our unique Colour­Cloud soft­ware, typ­i­cal­ly to with­in two pix­el accu­ra­cy. This colouri­sa­tion process is ful­ly auto­mat­ic, with­out the need to export cube faces or pick any com­mon points for cloud to image asso­ci­a­tion.

  • Rapid HDR cap­ture, reduce time on site
  • Instan­ta­neous 360 cap­ture, min­i­mal impact from move­ment with scene
  • Excel­lent low light capa­bil­i­ty
  • Sim­ple to use, min­i­mal oper­a­tor train­ing
  • Batch post-pro­cess­ing of data
  • High res­o­lu­tion, 50 megapix­el imag­ing
  • Small and high­ly portable yet rugged con­struc­tion
  • Accu­rate auto­mat­ed colouri­sa­tion of point clouds
survey operations

3D Doc­u­men­ta­tion
St Paul Cathe­dral / St Mary Mag­da­lene Church

Get­ting jobs done quick­ly and effec­tive­ly is our pri­or­i­ty. We have 212 sur­veys on our sys­tem at present and we are using iSTAR every week.”

Dave Bir­chall
CAD Room Man­ag­er Sur­vey Oper­a­tions


3D Doc­u­men­ta­tion
Alexan­dra Palace / Wor­thing Pier

iSTAR was very impres­sive. It’s size, ease of use, porta­bil­i­ty and image qual­i­ty make it a wor­thy com­pan­ion for our FARO Focus Laser Scan­ners.”

Andrew Malt­by
MRICS. Direc­tor. Malt­by Sur­veys.