Category Archives: 3D Modeling

FARO Acquires Dustin Forensics

In a move to support their vertical business growth strategy FARO® (NASDAQ: FARO) recently announced the acquisition of Dustin Forensics, a digital forensic animation firm based in Adairsville, Georgia with international experience. Dustin Forensics has been led by David Dustin, … Continue reading

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World’s First Lidar Integrated Circuit

LeddarTech claims that the LeddarCore LCA2 is the world’s first LiDAR integrated circuit (IC) enabling rapid high-volume deployment of solid-state 3D LiDARs that meet the automotive industry’s stringent performance, cost and reliability requirements. By integrating a powerful, proven, discrete solid-state … Continue reading

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Mapping Escape Routes

Researchers at the U.S. Forest Service and University of Utah are working together to utilize lidar to help firefighters plan escape routes from wildland fires. “What we’re doing is using lidar to map the most efficient routes to safety for … Continue reading

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Velodyne Sponsors AutoDrive Challenge

In what is reminiscent of its start in the DARPA Challenge, Velodyne LiDAR Inc., the world leader in 3D vision systems for autonomous vehicles, today announced that it is a sponsor and core technology provider for LiDAR sensors for SAE … Continue reading

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Full Waveform Topo-Bathy Survey

A cutting edge full waveform topo-bathy survey is taking place in Sweden to better understand lake carbon cycling. The study is a part of an ongoing project aiming to establish a reference area in Sweden for detailed studies that can … Continue reading

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Spotted Owl Habitat

A classic problem for forest managers has been protecting the habitat for the spotted owl while reducing the fire potential of those forests. A recent lidar survey provided key insights, including tree height and canopy density on how to solve … Continue reading

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Underwater Laser Scanning

What began in 2015 as an environmental research project has resulted in an amazing, ancillary discovery of some 60 ancient  shipwrecks, including some types of vessels that have never been seen except in murals and paintings. According to a press … Continue reading

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Load Volume Scanning

New Zealand – based Loadscan Ltd. has been automating the volume measurement business for the past 20 years. The latest device uses laser scanners to accurately measure the volume of materials being moved on construction sites or mines. The Loadscan … Continue reading

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Free Lidar Video Series

Blue Marble Geographics recently recorded an eight-part video series that explores the extensive LiDAR processing functionality of Global Mapper and the accompanying LiDAR Module. Beginning with an introduction to the structure and characteristics of LiDAR data, each 30-40 minute video … Continue reading

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SPAR 3D 2018 Call for Speakers

SPAR 3D 2018 is looking for 3D technology innovators eager to share their expertise with an audience hungry for the latest information, applications and future possibilities related to 3D technologies. Recent 3D product innovations and industry growth are changing the … Continue reading

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