Maptek has announced the release of a new laser scanner, the I-Site 8800, claiming it delivers the most advanced laser scanner technology combining outstanding measurement accuracy with ease of use. It is intended for a spectrum of applications, from close-range detailed survey to long-range topographic mapping, and designed to match a surveyor’s workflow. Main features include an automatic tilt compensator, motorized alignment telescope, long-life integrated battery and touch-screen HHC and acquisition interface. An integrated 70-megapixel panoramic digital camera provides color texture data that can be automatically applied to scan surfaces. Accurate geotechnical and geological mapping results can be safely achieved working directly from the 3-D textures. The scanner comes with Maptek I-Site Studio cloud processing, modeling and analysis software.