Monthly Archives: May 2017

Near Real Time Change Detection

A group of Canadian researchers have demonstrated the ability to monitor slopes in near real time with 3D laser scanning. From the abstract: We present an automated terrestrial laser scanning (ATLS) system with automatic near-real-time change detection processing. The ATLS … Continue reading

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Scanse Sweep is Shipping

The low cost Scanse Sweep sensor is shipping. Early Kickstarter backers have begun to receive their units. Feedback has been very positive. Scanse reports that the firmware, sdk and visualizer software continue to improve. They have already released some major … Continue reading

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CyArk Update

John Ristevski is the new CEO and Chairman of CyArk. He assumes this role from industry icon Ben Kacyra, the founder of CyArk. Here are a few thoughts from a recent press release: “Then in late 2016 I found my … Continue reading

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Lidar Whiz Kid

Solid state lidar is the direction all of the companies jockeying for position in the driverless car market are headed with the exception of Luminar Technologies. Led by a 22 – year old lidar whiz kid this start-up’s technology includes … Continue reading

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Basics of Lidar

The Wisconsin State Cartographers Office will be hosting a second offering of their “Basics of LiDAR” workshop. The workshop will extend over two full days, from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, on June 12-13, 2017, at UW-Madison. In this workshop, … Continue reading

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Fast Ground Filtering

A research team at Oregon State has developed a very fast ground filtering algorithm. From the Abstract: Ground filtering is a common procedure in lidar data processing, which separates the point cloud data into ground points and non-ground points. Effective … Continue reading

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Waymo vs. Uber Update

A quick update on the Waymo vs. Uber court case. Last week Uber suffered a setback in their court case when the judge referred the case to the U.S. attorney for an investigation into the possible theft of trade secrets … Continue reading

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Riegl Automatic Registration 2.0

I had the opportunity today to receive a briefing on Riegl’s impressive Automatic Registration 2.0 software capability. First of all the software now comes loaded on the VZ400i. By making use of the on board digital compass, IMU and GNSS … Continue reading

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OpenLSEF

The purpose of the OpenLSEF initiative is to create a common language describing how features in 3D point clouds should be defined. By establishing definitions and terminology, products from providers can be standardized, designers can expect consistency, self-driving cars can … Continue reading

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USIBD Cornerstone Report No. 9

This issue of the Cornerstone Report is the USIBD’s second report on Standards in the Building Documentation industry. In particular, this issue looks at the adoption of standards. It has been a couple of years since the USIBD last looked … Continue reading

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