JosephChumbley wrote:Calibration by the end users is a topic I'd like more discussion on... How do you prove to me the accuracy of your scanner? Conventional survey equipment is calibrated before and after every project. How are you doing this for your scanners?
Are you in Sunnyvale? Been there many times for various projects.
In my group, I am like a salmon swimming upstream against the overpowering current of "we've always done it that way" in terms of implementing scan and tracker technology into our processes. This is my main problem I deal with on a daily basis. Well, that and people who can't fathom the difference between accuracy and precision, but I digress. And I am quite sure you and I have spent time in the same hotseat trying to explain to some PMO moron that the technology is sound. Trackers are easier to sell. But I am often times at a loss to defend the scanners, beyond saying "you gotta trust me on this one". Not a strong negotiating tactic in a risk adverse environment. And the fact that the manufacturers are so nebulous and deflective when you ask them for some hard numbers for apples to apples comparisons to established technology is extremely frustrating, to say the least.
Anyhoo, when I find a minute I will pm you, maybe we can compare notes.