Forensics and Accident Response

NCG has been providing laser scanning for more than 10 years, and is one of the national leaders in the use of laser scanning. As a result, NCG has provided forensic scanning for many clients, including FDOT, for the mapping of road damage caused by the recent flooding in Pensacola, and the parking deck failure at the University of Miami. Replacing traditional surveying or other forensic scene documentation methods, laser scanners offer an innovative approach to processing and documenting a scene. Laser scanners measure and photograph virtually everything at a scene. Data collected by laser scanning is much more accurate and in-depth compared to data collected with tape measures, sketches, or through single point collection using a total station.

For example, in a typical 360° scan of an indoor scene, NCG can collect millions of points in about five minutes – capturing details at the scene as small as a millimeter. The speed and compact nature of the laser scanner allows investigators to quickly document entire environments without any subjectivity – everything can be documented in its original position. A permanent record of the scene is captured, and accurate measurements can be calculated using various software programs designed specifically for scene analysis long after the crime scene is gone.

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