Monthly Archives: February 2010

Direct Dimensions Supports USA Luge Team

Just when you think Direct Dimensions has touched all the bases they report on their virtual aerodynamic analysis in support of the USA luge team. Continue reading

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Laser Scanning and Pavement Management

1. Some of the first mobile mapping vehicles were used to record pavement surfaces.
2. They used stereo imagery to supply data to pavement management systems.
3. Bill Herr at Phoenix Scientific, Inc. explains how a dense point cloud is all the data you need.

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ASPRS is on Twitter

ASPRS is now on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ASPRSorg. Continue reading

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Stimulus Funding Update

1. US Rep. James Oberstar recently announced that approximately 50% of the transportation stimulus funds have been committed.
2. He notes that this created 280,000 direct jobs and kept 890,000 indirect employed.
3. I still find this to be too slow, given the hit that the AEC industry has taken.

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LiDAR Funding Approved in Wisconsin

1. Fourteen counties in Wisconsin are being notified that funding is approved for LiDAR collections.
2. I am seeing a small but encouraging increase in project activity.
3. With construction hard hit and our infrastructure in decay, why aren’t we priming the pump with infrastructure projects?
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Optech Updates the CMS V400

Optech Incorporated recently announced the release of its next-generation Cavity Monitoring System, the CMS V400. Continue reading

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Building 3D Social Networks with 2D Photos

1. Bill Gutelius at Active Imaging Systems provided this non-laser scanning, 3D story lead.
2. Researchers are building dense point cloud 3D models from tens of thousands of 2D photos.
3. 3D is a disruptive technology.

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CHARTS Proven in Haiti

1. Northrup Grumman used the CHARTS system in Haiti in support of the relief effort.
2. The bathymetric LiDAR was used in the Port au Prince harbor to identify underwater obstructions.
3. This was an impressive demonstration of the real time capabilities of the CHARTS system.

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ILMF – LiDAR 10 is Next

The International Lidar Mapping Forum – ILMF has put together what appears to be a very interesting program that includes a pre-conference ASPRS “Hot Topics” session, a keynote from the USGS’ H. Karl Heidermann, a full day of sessions and then the “Basics to LiDAR Workshop Series”. Continue reading

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LiDAR Used to Map World’s Tallest Tree

A true giant among trees—the tallest known hardwood in the world—was discovered and mapped using a combination of Lidar (light detection and ranging) and GIS. Continue reading

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