Laser-Scan (LSL) was a British technology company based in Cambridge, England, founded in 1969, which produced world-leading graphics hardware and then software for computer graphics, digital mapping, charting, and geographic information handling.

Laser-Scan started providing software to accompany the original Sweepnik scanner and the HRD-1 display/plotter. This broadened to include support for later hardware devices, but also map editors, line-following map digitisers, the map production suite LAMPS, etc.

Read the LSL History, then the LSL Software page for a summary of software products, and then see below for more detail on the company's first graphical map editing software.

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Prototype Graphical editor - GROTTY

TBD - A description of the prototype graphical editor software written as Hugh Stewart's PhD thesis.

First commercial Graphical editor - SOLADI

TBD - A description of this graphical editor software.

Map editor - SOLMPS

TBD - A description of this map editor software.

Tektronix editor - IGES

TBD - A description of this map editor software for Tektronix displays.

Subsequent editors - LITES, LITES2, LAMPS2

TBD - Pointer to LITES, LITES2 and LAMPS2 sections.

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