Terrestrial Laser Scanning (TLS) is now an established technology that is used in a variety of applications. The technological development over the past few years has made laser scanners faster, more accurate and easier to use, making scanning data acquisition in the field more efficient than ever before. An issue that still presents itself as a hurdle for many potential users, is the registration of the scan data. In addition to the increasingly efficient data acquisition in the field, this typically represents a complex second work step in the office. The Leica RTC360 3D Reality Capture solution addresses this problem by fully automating the registration process and delivering actionable results directly in the field. The core technology that is used is based on the Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM) method, which is integrated in the “Visual Inertial System (VIS)” of the RTC360 laser scanner.