Category Archives: 3D Modeling

Velodyne Partners with Autoliv

Velodyne and Autoliv will partner to develop lidar technology for the automotive industry. Autoliv is a global leader in the field of automotive safety systems and Velodyne pioneered the use of lidar for autonomous vehicles. Now that the partnership has … Continue reading

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iPhone 8 May Include Scanner

According to Fast Company, insider sources have revealed that the upcoming iPhone will include a ‘Vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser’, also known as a VCSEL, a type of camera scanning system that allows for better depth perception and auto-focus capabilities. Gathering accurate … Continue reading

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The Future of the Surveying Profession

Thanks to Terry Bennett at Autodesk for the contribution. Here are some excerpts: Surveying is “the application of special knowledge of the principles of mathematics, the related physical and applied sciences and the relevant requirements of law for adequate evidence … Continue reading

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Using Lidar to Understand Rockfalls

Thanks to Dr. Michael Olsen for this reference. Rockfalls and debris avalanches triggered by earthquakes quakes during the 2010–2011 Canterbury earthquake sequence in New Zealand killed five people and caused an estimated US$400 million in damages. In total, about 200 … Continue reading

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2017 Esri Imaging and Mapping Forum

The Esri User Conference kicks off this coming week with the 2017 Imaging and Mapping Forum July 8 and 9. Topics include imaging, lidar, 3D, drone technology, as well as multidimensional analysis and modeling to solve organizational problems. There are … Continue reading

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The BLK 360

Here is a quick video introduction to the Leica Geosystems BLK 360.  

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Crowd Sourced High Definition Maps

In order to support level 4 and 5 autonomous vehicles some vendors are looking to machine vision and deep learning to provide the needed object recognition. This article in Electronic Design explains that in addition to machine vision, radar and … Continue reading

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TopoDOT Webinar Series

The next webinar in Certainty 3D’s Extracting Value Webinar Series will take place on Tuesday, June 20 at 11 AM (EDT). These webinars are designed to increase processing productivity, enhance model quality and expand your application scope. This month’s topic … Continue reading

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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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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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