Category Archives: 3D Modeling

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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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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May the Forests Be With You

NASA is playing up the Star Wars theme with the coming launch of GEDI, a lidar sensor package that will be mounted on the International Space Station this fall with the primary mission being the 3D mapping of the world’s … Continue reading

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From Scan to BIM – Automatically

As originally reported on Spatial Source. Imagine going from a 3D scan point cloud to a standard BIM format such as IFC or CityGML. I know you are skeptical, as am I, but it’s worth a look. Faramoon is a … Continue reading

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SPAR 3D Just a Month Away

The SPAR 3D Expo and Conference will take place in Anaheim, CA June 5 – 7 at the Anaheim Convention Center. This year for the first time it will be held in conjunction with AEC Next. AEC Systems in the … Continue reading

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Why Does Cadillac Super Cruise Work?

A recent test of the Cadillac Super Cruise option reveals that it really works. Why? The author of an article in Forbes claims because it is the quality of the HD mapping that start-up Ushr is providing. To confirm that … Continue reading

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NASA is Calibrating the Space Station Lidar

(From article by Ruth Fraňková, Petr Kološ) The Žofín forest, located in Novohradské Hory in the Czech Republic near the border with Austria, was declared a protected area in 1838. Its oldest trees, mostly giant spruces and firs, are up … Continue reading

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