13 Jul “Dreaming in 3D” – Smarter Spaces profiled
The article talks about Smarter Spaces’ goals, use of cutting-edge technology and approach to creating detailed digital files for companies and organizations in numerous sectors.
“I don’t want to create hundreds of jobs in other countries,” says Colin Gillis. “I want to create them here in Nova Scotia. Part of the reason we built this company was to make something that could grow locally and internationally, but create value here above all.”
The Smarter Spaces team uses an array of scanning tools which utilize LiDAR (light detection and ranging) technology. The most sophisticated tools can emit tens of thousands of laser pulses per second, measuring the distance between the scanner and nearby objects, creating a “point cloud.”