Monthly Archives: October 2010

Underwater Scanning

The reason that they were invited to the Leica HDS UC was the fact that the point cloud data can be imported into Cyclone for registration and modeling. Continue reading

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Laser Scanning and Construction Automation

As they note in the description it is no longer a matter of if firms are going to adopt laser scanning, BIM and machine control, it is only a matter of when. Continue reading

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Leica UC Day 2

They see laser scanning as a risk management tool and 3D as way to increase certainty. Continue reading

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Leica HDS UC Day 1

The luncheon keynote on the scanning of Mt. Rushmore this summer was incredible. Continue reading

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Leica HDS User Conference

I am in California attending the Leica HDS User Conference – one of the outstanding laser scanning events of the year. Continue reading

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Maptek Assists in Chilean Rescue

Six days after the Chilean mine collapse Maptek was called to the seen to assist with the rescue. They first created a 3D surface model using laser scanning and then assisted in guiding the directional drilling using their Vulcan 3D software. Continue reading

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Fast Classification of LiDAR Data

This paper presents a classification approach of single return LIDAR data that uses an area growing technique to extract patches based on neighborhood height similarity Continue reading

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Intelligent LiDAR Point Clouds

The key theme to come out of the discussion is the idea of working with the point clouds to add intelligence, rather than converting into CAD. Continue reading

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Laser Scanning and BIM

There are a number of misconceptions about the integration of laser scanning and BIM. Continue reading

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LiDAR Patents

GeoCue Corporation has now been awarded a United States patent (“Visualization and storage algorithms associated with processing point cloud data”) covering fundamental technologies required to produce LIDAR visualization and exploitation images Continue reading

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