Technological Innovations in Crime Scene Imaging
Excerpt - Closing Cases with New Investigative Technologies Documentation of the crime scene is an essential component of any investigation. Today's high-tech solutions do much more than take important measurements with more precision and efficiency than the old manual tape measure and camera method. "The Trimble Forensics SX-series solution is a newer hybrid tool for investigators that captures high-accuracy total station measurements, photographs, and high-accuracy 3D laser scans," says Chad McFadden, Business Area Director, Trimble Forensics. He says its serving multiple functions saves time and resources. Click here to learn more about the complete field-to-finish workflow of the Trimble Forensics SX-series solution. Another option is the Trimble X7 3D Scanning System, which can create photorealistic 3D models. The data captured allows analysts to collect precise dimensions, evidence, and features recorded for later analysis. By capturing large amounts of data quickly, McFadden says investigators can create a complete 360-degree image of a scene in minutes. With this mocked-up crime scene set in a hotel room, a variety of evidence is identified in the point cloud relative to each other and the entire room in 3D. It was created using the Trimble X7 3D Laser Scanning System combined with Trimble Forensics Capture field software. Click here to learn more about how the Trimble X7 3D Laser Scanning System simplifies use, increases efficiency and provides confidence in the field to capture digital data. Trimble Forensics has developed the 3D scanning solutions law enforcement can trust to meet their demands and quickly capture, analyze, model and produce precise deliverables.