Disaster Recovery

Disaster RecoveryA Leica ScanStation laser scanning the remains of the I-35W Mississippi River bridge, an eight-lane, steel truss arch bridge that carried Interstate 35W across the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It collapsed during the evening rush hour on Aqugust 1, 2007.

Many agencies acquire the Leica ScanStation as part of an overall regional response strategy to respond and recover from disasters. The ability to assess structural damages to a community’s key infrastructure is just another example of the versatility of the ScanStation.

Presentation: Using HDS to Assess the Effects of Earthquakes on Various Types of Structures
From the 2010 Leica Geosystems HDS Users Conference. Researchers from the George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation at the University of California, Berkeley deployed a ScanStation for structural damage assessment in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake.