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Scans that bring your project to life.

Accurate surveys produced by the most advanced scanning technology mean better as-built data acquisition, quicker design and fewer surprises. HDS unobtrusively captures three-dimensional surface geometry of complex structures, both onshore and offshore, with unprecedented completeness, speed, accurcy and safety. Our experienced personnel utilize the latest and finest laser scanning tools available, employing Cyrax hardware and Cylone Cloudworx™ software.


Conventional engineering drawings tell you how it's supposed to be. Scanned data tells you how it actually is. For platform retrofits, HDS spells the difference between "as designed" and "as is." HDS is a reliable tool for expanding or modifying complex structures, and EDG is highly qualified to put that information to work for you. We are experts in obtaining the data and analyzing and converting it to finished engineering documents. 

An Overview of High Definition Surveying (HDS)

Think of it as a full-body MRI of your facility. 

When dealing with remote or isolated destinations, getting precise information from the initial visit is even more critical. Laser scanning reduces the time needed to capture as-built information, increases accuracy and facilitates a successful design. This technology offers additional data for possible scope changes and reduces the effort needed to capture additional information. 

In the event your facility involves dangerous or inaccessible areas, the Cyra laser scanner system unobtrusively captures 3-D surface geometry of complex structures and sites with unmatched completeness, speed, accuracy and safety. Our scanners can collect from 750,000 points per scan to 20 to 30 million points in 6 minutes with detailed precision and definition. 

Another key advantage of using lasers for data collection is that they are not dependent on ambient light conditions and can therefore collect information any time of day. This facilitates data collection in off-peak hours to minimize work stoppages or slowdowns. The use of laser-scanned data also shortens time needed to design and draft by as much as 10 to 20 percent, depending on the complexity of the project.

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