The I-Site 8820 long range laser scanner features a 20% increase in range, twice the data acquisition speed, 25% improvement in range accuracy and a new modular design. All the controls are built-in and the laser scanner is light enough to be carried single-handed. An integrated high-resolution panoramic digital camera is included for geotechnical and geological mapping. An in-built survey grade telescope allows for traditional backsight workflow. The new modular design allows customers to save on these options if they are not essential to their survey requirements. A wirelessly connected rugged tablet PC allows users to define scan parameters, resolution and scan rate, as well as setup and define naming using conventional survey standards. Multiple scans can be queued for maximum efficiency, a real advantage for geotechnical applications.