Monthly Archives: October 2013

Costa Concordia Wins Best Infrastructure Award

It was an incredible combination of marine, geotechnical and structural engineering that cost approximately $500 million and avoided a potentially significant pollution event. Continue reading

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And the Winner Is…

Rather than removing a lot of material from the tunnel roof the accurate 3D model allowed them to adjust the centerline of the track to improve the clearance Continue reading

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Point Cloud Innovation

Within a couple of years point clouds will be just another data type in Microstation. Continue reading

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Bentley Adds Support for Point Cloud Streaming

Bentley Systems announced that they are going to support point cloud streaming in MicroStation.  By streaming just the required subset of the point-cloud data that’s required, users experience faster performance, improved accuracy, and improved productivity in working with point-cloud data. … Continue reading

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AMETEK Acquires Creaform, Inc.

Creaform is the industry leader in stand-alone portable 3D scanners. Continue reading

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Velodyne Announces $10,000 Model

I suppose the question is what will the accuracy and resolution be. Continue reading

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Point Clouds and THE Cloud – Hot Topics at YII 2013

I am off to meet the three finalists in the point cloud processing category. Continue reading

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Bentley Adds Point Cloud Processing Innovation Category

At last year’s Be Inspired Awards I recommended to one of the organizers that they needed to add a new category to recognize innovation in point cloud processing. Continue reading

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Bentley’s Year in Infrastructure 2013

As noted in an earlier post this event includes presentations from the finalists in 20 infrastructure categories from all around the world Continue reading

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Geomatics – What’s in Name?

With change comes pain, but if you think back to the early 90’s when GPS was “launched” the general public had never heard of it. Continue reading

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