For Leica Geosystems P-series scanners, a High Dynamic Range (HDR) imaging mode is supported both on the scanners and in the input processing for Leica Cyclone. High Dynamic Range imaging on the instrument involves the collection of additional images, and in the software, requires the additional step of “tone mapping” for the meaningful display of the image. The tone mapping algorithms uses not only the extra image information, but also the factory calibration of the scanner together with the scan data collected on the scene to properly and automatically combine all of the images
collected at the work site. The HDR imaging mode hence not only introduces improved data collection on the instrument but also a new way to look at image assemblies inside of Leica Cyclone.