Monthly Archives: February 2010

LiDAR Robot Provides 3D Images

Soldiers and first responders may soon have a better way to evaluate the interior of dangerous structures, thanks to a joint project between Missouri University of Science and Technology and the University of Missouri-Columbia. Continue reading

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Autodesk Laser Scanning Webcast Series Announced

Autodesk, Topcon and Spar Point Group are jointly hosting a series of live webcasts focused on the use of laser scanning for infrastructure projects. Continue reading

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Leica Geosystems Partners with MicroSurvey Software Inc.

1. Leica announced they will resell MicroSurvey’s PointCloud CAD product worldwide.
2. The product was developed using Leica’s pcE SDK.
3. This plus the INOVx announcement may be the start of a trend.

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LiDAR Data Compression

While on the subject of handling large LiDAR datasets, I would be interested in hearing from people who are using the LiDAR Compressor from LizardTech. Continue reading

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Spatially Indexing Large LiDAR Datasets

1. A group at the University of Dublin is tackling the issue of real time, LiDAR data management and access.
2. YobiLiDAR is being funded through a private organization in Ireland that funds the commercialization of research.
3. They are using Oracle Spatial 11g with an octree-based indexing scheme to innovatively solve many data management problems.

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Laser Scanner Rentals – Try Before You Buy

I briefly spoke with Brian Dougherty at SPAR last week about his laser scanner rental business. Things seem to be going O.K. – he would like more business, as most companies would, but his business model is working. Continue reading

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Z+F 5006EX – World’s First Explosion Proof 3D Laser Scanner

According to Z+F this is the world’s only explosion proof 3D laser scanner. Continue reading

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ClearEdge3D Demonstrates Value

I was not able to attend the sessions that documented the time savings of the EdgeWise software from ClearEdge3D, but Matt Ball from V1 Media and Spatial Sustain did. Continue reading

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Laser Scanner Patent Application

I just came across this United States Patent Application # 20100020306. It is always interesting to see what is going on in the Patent Office. Continue reading

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More on LiDAR and Hyperspectral

As a follow up to the recent post, Bill Emison at Merrick and Company provided a link to a wildlife habitat project that they did with the Army Corps. Continue reading

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