Monthly Archives: August 2016

USIBD Cornerstone Report Announced

The U.S. Institute of Building Documentation (USIBD) announced the opening today of the attached survey to support our eighth Cornerstone Report™, focused on General Contracting. The survey applies to all those who are associated with the industry of documenting buildings. … Continue reading

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Massive Reef Discovered Behind Great Barrier

Scientists had an idea that there was a much larger reef behind the Great Barrier, but it was the Royal Australian Navy who confirmed the shape, size, and vast scale of the deep reef with bathymetric lidar. “We’ve now mapped … Continue reading

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Automation as a Continuum

This is a very interesting article and video interview with the CEO of Quanergy, Dr. Louay Eldada who believes automated vehicles will require video, radar and lidar operating at different wavelengths to provide a complete picture of the environment with … Continue reading

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Is the 3D Laser Scanning Industry Maturing?

In the early days of an emerging industry the innovations come at a rapid pace. As an industry begins to mature that pace naturally slows down. Perhaps the manufacturers are working on a new round of disruptive products that will … Continue reading

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Self Driving Trucks

Now this is going to get your attention – an autonomous tractor trailer, but actually the ability to mount the sensor systems above most of the traffic is a distinct advantage. Looks like taxi giant Uber has acquired Otto, a … Continue reading

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Multisensor and Multispectral Lidar

The potential of multispectral imaging has held great promise for many years. Chris Hopkinson provided a link to a recent research project where his team looked at the use of multisensor and multispectral lidar to see if this might improve … Continue reading

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Ford’s Strategic Investments

Ford has announced its intention to produce a fully autonomous, or “SAE level 4-capable” (operable without a wheel of pedals), vehicle for commercial operations by 2021 as part of a ride-hailing or ride-sharing service. “The next decade will be defined … Continue reading

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Lidar Drone Market Research Report

The increasing automation through LiDAR drones and reduction of human efforts drive the growth of the market. LiDAR drones have applications in corridor mapping, archaeology, precision farming, environment, construction, and entertainment. PDF sample download: http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/pdfdownload.asp?id=128835365 Both top-down and bottom-up approaches … Continue reading

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Utility Engineering and Surveying Institute Call for Abstracts

We encourage you to submit a presentation abstract to a Utility Engineering and Surveying Institute (UESI) conference by the Sep 14 deadline.  The call for abstracts is at http://www.pipelinesconference.org/call-for-submissions-2017/, and the conference will be held Aug 6-9, 2017, in Phoenix, AZ.  It’s called the … Continue reading

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Velodyne Investment Update

WOW – this is much bigger news than I reported on yesterday. The complete story is that Ford and Baidu are joining forces with Velodyne by investing $150 million to further autonomous vehicle research and development. Velodyne has certainly come … Continue reading

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