System Architect of Leica ScanStation Details Leica's Methods for Delivering Accuracy at NIST Symposium on Forensic Science Error Management

Dr. Greg Walsh of Leica Geosystems, the primary system architect of four generations of Leica ScanStation laser scanners, presented on the topic of measurement uncertainty within point clouds at the first-ever international symposium devoted exclusively to the topic of forensic science error management.

Sponsored by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and its partners, the two-day program was titled “The International Symposium on Forensic Science Error Management – Detection, Measurement and Mitigation."

Greg WalshDr. Walsh's presentation included detailed descriptions of steps taken by Leica Geosystems to control uncertainties during the production of these scientific instruments and the available field checks users may employ as SOP's such as two face target measurement and the observation of the Leica NIST traceable dual-target pole at ranges of 70+ meters from the scanner. Dr. Walsh was also interviewed for a podcast recently on the latest generation of Leica ScanStations by HxGN Radio, in which he discusses how merging new technology with customers’ problems leads to the creation of vital new products in the industry.