Monthly Archives: May 2009

The Pace

1. It’s a real challenge some times to maintain the daily blogging pace, so if you have any items of interest please send them along.
2. NIST has recently announced a new laser ranging technology that is capable of nanometer precision at 100 KM.
3. If you are working on FLASH LiDAR please let me know.
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Selling 3D Laser Scanning

# It is difficult for insiders to appreciate the leap of faith needed to adopt a new technology like 3D laser scanning.
# There are 5 key steps in the process of selling a new idea.
# A buyer must make a repeat purchase before you can count them as a customer.
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Physical vs. Virtual Models

1. We have to present the user benefits of laser scanning in non-technical terms.
2. The primary deliverable of a laser scan is a 3D model – not a physical one a virtual one.
3. By extracting intelligence from the scan data you can create a building information model or BIM.

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Digital Cities

1. The new Steve Winwood/Eric Clapton Live Concert DVD is a must buy.
2. CityGML has 5 levels of detail well defined for 3D cities.
3. We need to document the early digital cities success stories in terms of ROI.
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3D Digital Survey Revolution

1. I have recently had an article published online about The 3D Digital Survey Revolution.
2. Local surveyors have had the opportunity to leverage incredible technological change over the past 40 years.
3. We now have a new opportunity – 3D laser scanning and the 3D fusion revolution.
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Surveyors and 3D Imaging

1. During the tough times is when new technology should be investigated.
2. The hybrid, robotic total station, digital camera, and low resolution scanner all-in-one at one third the cost of a high resolution scanner is ideal for the small land surveying firm.
3. To really understand the benefits of a new technology you have to be a player.

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3D Virtual Body

` 1. The Glasgow Digital Design Studio is teaming with the medical community to create the world’s most sophisticated 3D virtual body.
2. They intend to use these for training of new surgeons.
3. There have to be other real world training opportunities where laser scanning could be applied.
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3D Trees

1. A UNH researcher wants to use laser scanning to model individual trees.
2. Understanding how a tree grows could lead to improved forestry management practices.
3. He is finding significant challenges with the hardware and software that were never designed for this app.
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Coordinate Systems

1. We were discussing how to specify coordinate systems in the E57.04 conference call yesterday.
2. It is always interesting to see what people know about map projections and coordinate systems.
3. The control targets used to locate the scanner position in the real world will have the necessary adjustments to the grid built into them.

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Building Renovation

1. It is difficult to demonstrate the ROI for laser scanning on a building renovation project.
2. There are challenges in the field due to demolition and in the office with the CAD software.
3. The GSA is holding a 2 day conference to discuss barriers to implementing BIM.

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