High-speed reality capture tool holds sustainability, preservation potential for cities

Read the full story at Smart Cities Dive.

Leica Geosystems, a division of Stockholm-based digital reality technology company Hexagon, released a new tool last week that has the potential to help cities become more sustainable and maintain existing infrastructure by speeding up the process through which they can create digital twins, according to Michael Lettau, vice president of business development for Leica’s reality capture division, and architectural experts that have used the product.

The product is the second generation of Leica’s BLK360, a small device that quickly scans the surrounding area and generates data for use in digital twins

Many U.S. cities have already embraced digital twins as part of their sustainability efforts. Lena Geraghty, director of sustainability and innovation at the National League of Cities’ Center for City Solutions, said the technology gives municipalities “a new sense of flexibility and understanding.”

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