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Why join Autonomy & Reality Capture Hub NZ?

This group is a central place to unite with reality capture users in New Zealand. You might be a professional working in Surveying, Digital Construction, 3D scanning, BIM or a related field. No matter what your expertise level, ARCH NZ is a place where you can connect with other professionals and continue to learn and develop your skills.

By joining ARCH NZ, you'll gain access to:

  • Regular webinars that take a deep dive into workflows and real NZ data
  • Group training sessions focused on skill development 
  • Regular networking with the ARCH NZ community
  • User conference in 2022
  • Dedicated LinkedIn Group

Members of ARCH NZ also benefit from priority access to the Global Survey Reality Capture specialist team and exclusive updates from Leica product specialists and developers.



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Membership to ARCH NZ is by application only. We welcome new members that are working in a relevant field to the group. Apply here if you're keen to join us:

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Upcoming ARCH NZ member-only event:


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WEBINAR:St Stephens School at Bombay, Data Processing, Management and Visualisation.

The Woods geospatial team will be presenting recent advancements in geospatial data processing, data management and visualisation and how these tools have recently been implemented at one of their Auckland sites - St Stephens School at Bombay.

HOST: Kirsty Mackie - Reality Capture and Autonomous Survey BDM, Global Survey

PRESENTED BY: Sam Smith -Woods

WHEN: Tuesday, 12 July 2022 at 10:30am

Our Presenters: 

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Sam Smith - Laser Scanning & BIM Specialist, Woods

Sam has been deeply involved in Laser Scanning and Building Information Modelling (BIM) in New Zealand for the past 10 years.  His involvement as one of the earliest adopters of Laser Scanning in New Zealand gives him considerable experience in this field. Over the course of his time in the laser scanning field, Sam has been involved in some of New Zealand’s largest and most complex Laser Scanning projects.  Since joining in Woods in 2017, Sam and his team have carried out the Laser Scanning and BIM activities for several projects and clients across a variety of industries as well as extending these principles into other areas of technical development and innovation.

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Kirsty Mackie - Reality Capture & Autonomous Survey BDM, Global Survey

Kirsty has experience planning, managing and capturing Reality Capture data on projects of varying scales. This has primarily been for high precision topographic survey, asset management (e.g. digital twins, GIS and BIM), and visualisation purposes.




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Past ARCH NZ events available to watch on-demand (members only):


WEBINAR: Automating Reality Capture with Ground Robotics

This session will walk through how ground robots are being used to automate and provide value to operations around the world.

The adoption of Ground Robots is increasing throughout multiple industries. From automated exploration missions to advanced sensing with machine learning feedback.

We will discuss basic applications in construction environments and look at how the evolution of mobile mapping is paving the way for easy adoption of ground robotics.

PRESENTED BY: Haydn Bradfield - Drone Deploy.

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WEBINAR: Laser Scanning Bridges Gap

A freak incident on the Auckland Harbour Bridge in September 2020 blew a truck into a load-bearing steel beam, rendering the middle lanes unusable. The effects of the closure rippled out across Auckland's already congested motorways.

Envivo’s Nathan Cossar will provide insight into how the rapid deployment of the world’s fastest laser scanner provided engineers with a detailed 3D digital replica of the damage, in the shortest timeframe possible, allowing time-critical repairs to proceed.

HOST: Kirsty Mackie - Reality Capture and Autonomous Survey BDM, Global Survey

PRESENTER: Nathan Cossar - Scanning Manager, Envivo

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WEBINAR TRAINING SESSSION: Automation in Leica Cyclone 3DR (Dec 2021)

Extracting value out of point clouds in a fraction of the time

Deep dive into the functionality of Leica Cyclone 3DR software including Complex Meshing, DTM Extraction, Roading and Building workflows. Real-world point cloud datasets with a focus on best practice processes and parameters, and the benefits of automation.

HOST: Lennon Bedford - Technical Specialist and Christchurch Branch Manager at Global Survey.

PRESENTER: Jennifer (Ludwig) Clear - Software Application Engineer at C.R.Kennedy based in Brisbane.  Jennifer has specialised in HDS software having spent 5 years working for 3DReshaper and later Leica Geosystems as an Application Engineer in France before moving to Australia in 2018.


WEBINAR: The Innovator's Role in Reality Capture (Nov 2021)

How new technology can offer exciting avenues to solve spatial challenges.

How Surveyors have overcome significant challenges by thinking outside the box and being innovative with new technology. 

CASE STUDY: Beca’s recent journey into unmanned, robotic surveying.

HOST: Lennon Bedford - Technical Specialist and Christchurch Branch Manager at Global Survey.

PRESENTER: Marcus Hall - Associate Surveyor within the Transport and Infrastructure section in Beca’s Hamilton office. Marcus has 20 years experience in construction and consultancy roles and has worked on prominent construction projects in the UK, and Australia.

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