Monthly Archives: April 2018

Automated Inventory Using Smart Drones

Maintaining an accurate warehouse inventory can be a very tedious process. Attempts to automate the workflow face a number of challenges such as fast turn around and lack of survey control. It looks like Exyn Technologies which emerged from the … Continue reading

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Media Survey – Make Your Opinion Count

Here’s your chance to influence the 3D lidar industry and make your opinion count. Lidar News invites you to participate in a brief, online Media Survey. Your input on these important topics is highly valued and we think you’ll find … Continue reading

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Preserving the Old with the New

EDG is a New York City architectural design studio that is using 3D laser scanning and 3D printing to conserve and restore the intricate details of historic building facades that cannot be duplicated in today’s construction environment. It makes you … Continue reading

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CyArk and Google Combine Forces

CyArk is teaming up with Google Arts and Culture to offer an online 3D library of cultural heritage sites around the world. Ben Kacyra grew up in Mosul, Iraq and for the past 15+ years has been on a mission … Continue reading

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Leica BLK360 – Here’s How it Works

Popular YouTuber and trained cinematographer Matt Workman has created a very practical and easy to understand video about Leica Geosystems BLK360. Bottom line – he thinks the BLK 360 has many applications in the film industry, particularly for pre-production . … Continue reading

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Rice Students Develop Generic Drone Software

A team of six Rice University electrical and computer engineering students have developed the hardware and software necessary to coordinate sensor-carrying drones. They have used relatively inexpensive drone components as the platform for demonstrating their software capability. “The system is … Continue reading

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A New Common Language for Feature Extraction – OpenLSEF

A fresh initiative to develop a common language for extracting information from a 3D point cloud is being referred to as OpenLSEF. The ASPRS is hosting a free webinar to explain this effort on April 27, 2018 at 12 PM … Continue reading

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Tethered Drone Wins $1 Million Prize

Are you looking for a new business idea for the drone industry? There’s a list at the bottom of this post that should get your creative juices flowing, but first we need to highlight the contest winner. Fotokite, a Switzerland-based … Continue reading

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Drone Training

I don’t usually find a company that I can blog about on ABC’s Shark Tank, but DARTdrones is one I think you might want to make note of. DARTdrones is the national leader in drone training, consultation, and expert support … Continue reading

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New Zealand Lidar Project

The Gisborne District Council in New Zealand will receive over $1 million in funding to acquire LIDAR across the entire district. The Council believes this project will bring major economic and infrastructure benefits for the entire region. The funding will … Continue reading

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