I haven’t been able to get out due to weather to do my first Lidar scan using out M300 so I thought I could practice using it hand held… I was a little too eager and didn’t realise the latest firmware was to enable SLAM on the R2A. This gave me time to purchase an external battery and work on other things.
My questions are.
Do you need to do a figure of 8 pattern like I see on the tutorials for capturing via drone?
Any settings need to be changed as I am using the façade mount as a handle to carry it?
Do you still need to have the GNSS base station setup?
Can you do this indoors without onboard GNSS?
I have never done any Lidar work before, flown drones for about 4 years now and I have done a lot with photogrammetry but this is another skill set that is becoming more and more in demand in my work (local government) and I can’t wait to start creating data for others to use internally so all the help would be appreciated.