Monthly Archives: May 2010

Online LiDAR Data Processing

Apricot Vision recently announced a free online viewer for LAS files. Continue reading

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Laser Scanning Specification for Cultural Heritage

English Heritage, the national body for the protection and conservation of England’s historic environment, has maintained a standard specification, covering all existing types of metric survey for over 5 years. This paper expands the survey methods covered by the specification to include terrestrial laser scanning. Continue reading

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Robotic Laser Scanning

Checkout this really interesting video showing an industrial laser scanner from Leica – the T-Scan being mounted on a robotic arm to inspect an automotive door. Continue reading

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Laser Scanning Mt. Rushmore

1. The laser scanning field work of Mt. Rushmore is complete. (Do you know who the sculptor was?)
2. The work was done by the Centre for Digital Documentation and Visualisation.
3. A tremendous note of gratitude to all involved for making this happen.
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2010 ESRI Survey and Engineering GIS Summit

1. This year’s ESRI Survey and Engineering GIS Summit will include multiple LiDAR sessions.
2. It will start 2 days before the User Conference – the largest event of its kind in the world.
3. The sessions will include a technical workshop and keynote featuring a new indoor mobile mapping application.
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GSA Laser Scanning IDIQ Update

1. The GSA recently sponsored a by invite only AEC technology conference.
2. Managing the ARRA projects has slowed the use of the laser scanning and BIM IDIQ contracts.
3. The GSA is predicting that the IDIQs will see more use once the ARRA projects wind down.

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Using Airborne LiDAR Bathymetry in a Shallow River Environment

1. Airborne LiDAR Bathymetry has not frequently been applied to shallow water riverbed mapping.
2. In addition to depth, water clarity often prevents the use of ALB.
3. A pilot project on the Yakima River demonstrated that ALB was an effective methodology.

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Unmanned Marine Obstacle Detection Using LiDAR

In that application the scanner was being used for collision avoidance on terra firma. Moving into the marine environment always adds complexity to any technology. Continue reading

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Laser Scanning and Corvette Racing

Faro is offering a free webinar – Tuesday, May 25th from 2:00pm – 3:00 pm EST on rapid prototyping. The event includes a speaker from Pratt and Miller Engineering – a company based in Michigan that is heavily involved with … Continue reading

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Mayan Archaeology and LiDAR – Follow Up

The use of LiDAR to penetrate the dense rain forest canopy in this case Belize has clearly demonstrated the power of the technology to the world of archaeology. Continue reading

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