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From Scans to Deliverables

Programme Code D160
Smart Systems
Learning Partner(s)
GPS Lands
1 Day
Format In-person
Simulation Data Modelling & Management
Job Roles
Specialised Systems Engineer Systems Engineer ICT&SS Professional


This programme focuses on laser scanning technology, data collection, processing and simple modelling with examples of land surveying applications. A combination of lectures and hands-on demonstrations of the hardware will be introduced in the programme. The software used for data processing and creating deliverables will also be covered.

Key Takeaways

At the end of this programme, you will be able to:

  •  acquire a better understanding of laser scanning technologies
  • know what a point cloud is and how to manage it
  • handle a terrestrial laser scanner as well as a handheld scanner
  • understand how the scan data are processed by knowing the strengths and weaknesses of each different workflows
  • acquire possible ideas of how the scan data can be utilised to create "content-rich" deliverables

Who Should Attend

  • Please refer to the job roles section. 
  • Land surveying professionals.
  • BIM technicians and managers.
  • Reality capture personnel.
  • Public Service Officers who require a fundamental knowledge of scanning technologies.

Programme Structure

This programme is delivered face-to-face and will cover the following topics:

1. What is laser scanning? What are point clouds?

2. Comparing traditional data capture methods to scanning

3. Introduction to the hardware
• Terrestrial laser scanner (Static)
• Mobile Handheld

4. Hardware live demonstration

5. Software registration demonstration

6. Discussions of possible deliverables (with software demo)
• Dimensions extraction
• Floor plans and sections plans creation
• Volume Calculation, Contours Generation
• Feature extraction
• Digital Terrain Models / TIN Models (Triangulations)
• Meshing
• Comparison to design (Change Detection)

7. Creating 3D models from point cloud
• Fitting shapes to point cloud (Realworks)
• Introduction to SketchUp

This programme does not include the certification exam.


Full Fee

Full programme fee


9% GST on nett programme fee


Total nett programme fee payable, including GST S$381.50

With effect from 1 Jan 2024

Upcoming Classes

Class 1
17 May 2024 to 17 May 2024 (Full Time)
Duration: 1 day
When: May - 17
Time : 9.30am - 4.30pm
Class 2
19 Jul 2024 to 19 Jul 2024 (Full Time)
Duration: 1 day
When: Jul - 19
Time : 9.30am - 4.30pm

How To Register


Step 1 Apply through your organisation's training request system.

Step 2 Your organisation's training request system (or relevant HR staff) confirms your organisation's approval for you to take the programme.

Your organisation will send registration information to the academy.

Organisation HR L&D or equivalent staff can click here for details of the registration submission process.

Step 3 GovTech Digital Academy will inform you whether you have been successful in enrolment.