How do scan and use LightShip VPS for big-size buildings or statues?

I scanned a lot of locations and had problems with big-size buildings. Because the Wayspot mobile app scans only 5 meters in height maximum. And if users start to recognize it, they need to stay near the wall and not see a whole building.

Do you have any examples or tricks with big-size scanning and recognizing?

Only way i’d imagine resolving this is by scanning a wayspot across the street or a bit away from the building so you’d know the exact relative pose to the large object. Otherwise overlaying a screenshot that users have to align manually could work and with semantic segmentation cut out the building from the sky. We’ve been looking into this ourselves too but haven’t found a perfect solution yet.

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Hi Constantine,

Unfortunately, at the moment, there is no official way to scan large objects or buildings nor would we be able to provide any tips on how it can be accomplished. May I know your use case/ what you’re trying to achieve?

As the documentation suggests, you might be able to do just a face of the building but you won’t be able to do all of it, just what you can capture at a 5 foot distance, but we can’t guarantee that it will work properly since the object being scanned is too large. You can also have a look at our Scanning Best Practices for more information.

Apologies for the inconvenience.

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The link provided above includes:

  • Stand about 5 feet from your target object that you wish to scan and walk around it for 30s-1m, while keeping the target in view.
  • You can revisit or rescan the same area multiple times, however, ensure your object/location fits into a 10-meter diameter sphere.


  • Stand 5 feet (1.5 meters) from your object
  • Make a 32-foot (10 meter) circle

So, that means the object can be a maximum of 12 feet (7 m) in diameter (5+12+5=32)

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@Jesus_Hernandez Similar to the question above, the use case is something like we want to place say Humpty Dumpty on a wall and then on Castle tower which are over 10 metres easily! I see in other threads that it is a bit difficult on the Wayfarer app to do so given the time constraint as well as the capability of phones, so I was wondering if there is a way we could blend/enhance an external 3D mesh generated from a professional lidar/photogrammetry scan and localize it (into a specific location/coordinates) as a wayspot anchor? Basically my idea is to import an external 3D scan into a somewhat crude scan of a building from the Wayfarer app and enrich/super-impose. Hope my query makes sense as this is a make/break deal for us to go the lightship way or the traditional approach.

Hi @Maneesh_Koodly since this question is actually a bit different from the topics that are being discussed here do you think you can create a new topic for us to discuss you use case?