Monthly Archives: December 2016

Self-driving Cars Face a Major Problem – Snow

Since 2009 Google has logged more than 2 million self-driving miles with their test vehicles. In fact, last week they spun this project out to a new business. Waymo is the new company, but it still faces the same major … Continue reading

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Change Detection Without Registration

A group of researchers from China and the Netherlands have demonstrated the ability to use baselines instead of point cloud registration which they claim is more accurate. Instead of registering the clouds to a common coordinate system the researchers recommend … Continue reading

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USIBD LOA Certification Course Will Be Online in 2017

The USIBD’s Level of Accuracy Certification training course will be offered online in 2017. They are partnering with CD-BIM.com, who will be hosting this version of the training course covering Version 2.0 of the document. The training will provide an overview … Continue reading

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Lidar Training

This website, hosted by the U.S. Forest Service Remote Sensing Applications Center is offering six online Lidar technology training tutorials. They have also identified a number of online resources. It appears to be open to the public at no charge. … Continue reading

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Smart Speed Bumps

Add this to the list of everyday consumer lidar applications that may be just around the corner. It’s a smart speed bump developed by Nokian, a Finnish tire manufacturer that includes a laser scanner which measures your tire tread depth … Continue reading

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Cornerstone Report Released

The USIBD has just released their latest Cornerstone Report on the state of the Building Documentation industry.   This issue takes a look at some of the broader aspects of Building Documentation such as; what are the most common tools … Continue reading

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Assessing Fire-Damaged Concrete

Engineering research at The University of Nottingham, UK and Ningbo, China (UNNC) has found laser scanning is a new and viable structural safety technique to detect the damaging effects of fire on concrete. It takes temperatures in excess of 300 … Continue reading

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Photogrammetry and Laser Scanning Webinar

Laser scanning or photogrammetry?  On most projects the answer is often both. When a high level of detail is not required, taking photos is typically much faster and more cost effective, but when you need greater accuracy, the laser scanner … Continue reading

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Looking Ahead

Ryan Hacker, industry veteran and the President of TruePoint Laser Scanning, LLC with the help of his team publishes an informative, quarterly industry eNewsletter. We decided to provide this as a guest In the Scan blog post. Let me know … Continue reading

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More Details on the BLK360

I had the opportunity today to speak with three of the key people behind the BLK360 product offering recently announced by Autodesk and Leica Geosystems. The first is Aaron Morris, Senior Manager of Reality Solutions at Autodesk, Hugh Baertlein, Product … Continue reading

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