Author Archives: lidar

SnapSkan Laser Scan Tire Check Service

As my brother explained, there’s a fear factor when it comes people and tires. Taking advantage of that Nokian Tyres P.L.C. is expanding the footprint of its SnapSkan digital tire check service in Finland and Norway. This might just catch … Continue reading

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MAPPS is Transforming

If you have not been involved with MAPPS recently then now might just be the time to take a fresh look – things are changing for the better. In case you are not aware of MAPPS, it is the only … Continue reading

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Chartered Institute of Civil Engineering Surveyors

I like the name of this organization. The Chartered Institute of Civil Engineering Surveyors, or ICES is based in the UK and since 1969 has built a reputation as a renowned center of excellence for the science and art of … Continue reading

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Raising the Roof

When Turner Construction needed to carry out a revamp and extension of their Atlanta office, they took the unique opportunity to test-drive some revolutionary technology. Traditional laser scanning technologies are great for certain applications, but for hard-to-reach, overhead or ‘feature … Continue reading

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GEO Business 2018 is Next Week

London will be the center of the geospatial business world next week as it hosts GEO Business 2018. This conference which runs for two days on May 22 and 23 is “The geospatial event designed for everyone involved in the … Continue reading

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Lidar for Country Roads

My son and I were driving on a road in the Sierra Nevada Mountains a few weeks ago where it was not straight for more than 500 feet. We turned constantly down a steep narrow road with no guard rail … Continue reading

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VDatum

As a follow up to the recent Joe Betit blog post on nearshore surveys here is information on work being done here in the U.S. to integrate onshore and offshore datums. VDatum is a free software tool being developed jointly … Continue reading

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Surveying Engineering Professionals Group

Continuing with the surveying engineering professionals theme, I have created a LinkedIn group with the same name. To get things started I put in the following description: This group is to be a meeting place for the exchange of ideas … Continue reading

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Advances in Seamless DTM Integration for Nearshore Surveys

Joe Betit has been involved with cutting edge surveying and geospatial technology for his entire career. With a diverse background that includes academia, President of the California Land Surveyors Association and some of the most demanding construction survey control projects, … Continue reading

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UAS in Transportation Expo

OSU graduate student and FAA Part 107 certified remote pilot, Chase Simpson, collects UAS lidar with a Velodyne Puck, xNAV direct georeferencing system, and S1000 airframe at an Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) construction site. Oregon State University is hosting … Continue reading

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