At a recommended working distance of 50 m, spatial positioning may be determined to within 3 mm; for modelled surfaces, precision is 2 mm. Scanner speed is one million points per second. Virtual 3D models of the scanned object are displayed as point clouds and may be input to CAD systems in either 2D or 3D form (AutoCAD, MicroStation). The new, panoramic, high-speed ScanStation P20 scanning system significantly enriches the number of services offered by SG Geotechnika’s engineering geodesy unit. Compared to traditional methods, clients obtain higher precision, more reliable and comprehensive localisation results, including for 3D models.