3D Laser Scanning of a Bus Bombing Post-Blast Exercise


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In August 2013, regional law enforcement and military Explosives Ordnance Disposal (EOD) teams from the United States, Canada, and Mexico traveled to Elma, Wash. to participate in a series of live fire exercises of hyper-realistic bomb scenarios for the training known as Raven's Challenge VII. The Raven's Challenge is intended to increase knowledge and experience in Render Safe Procedures (RSP), field assessment of evidence, and in the safe recovery of evidence for forensic analysis. One of the scenarios was the detonation of a bomb on a bus.

Leica Geosystems assisted with the training exercise and demonstrated how 3D laser scanning technology can be used to capture every detail of the scene quickly and accurately for continued analysis and evidence documentation. To learn more about how 3D laser scanning can be used for post-blast analysis and crime scene investigation, visit http://psg.leica-geosystems.us.

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