Category Archives: 3D Modeling

Tree Segmentation

Traditional methods for segmenting trees attempt to isolate prominent tree crowns from a lidar-derived canopy height model. This group of researchers have introduced a novel segmentation method, “layer stacking,” which slices the entire forest point cloud at 1-m height intervals … Continue reading

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TopoDOT User Conference 2017

Please join the Certainty 3D team at the TopoDOT® User’s Conference (TUC), May 8 – 12, 2017 at the beautiful UCF Rosen College campus in Orlando, Florida. This global gathering of the TopoDOT® Users community will feature an extensive learning … Continue reading

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USIBD Surveys Industry on Standards

On March 7, 2017 the U.S. Institute of Building Documentation (USIBD) will publish a Cornerstone™ Report Survey to our membership and industry partners on the State of the Industry, regarding Standards. Here is the link for the survey: https://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07edw0rdf0izrghp6h/start Stakeholders in … Continue reading

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Direct Metal Laser Printing

For all of the car nuts out there (of which I am one) this video will be of interest on a couple of levels. First is the fact that it involves Jay Leno and his famous “Garage” and second is … Continue reading

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3DEP Program Benefits

The USGS’ National Geospatial Program is in year one of an 8-year program to create the first publicly available, national 3D elevation map using lidar. Called the 3D Elevation Program or 3DEP, it is a collaboration of federal agencies, states, … Continue reading

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FARO Announces Under $25k Scanner

Things are heating up in the 3D laser scanning community to the benefit of all. FARO has just announced the FARO Focus(M) 70 priced at under $25,000. It is targeted at the construction world and public safety forensics. At 70 … Continue reading

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ILMF 2017 Keynotes Announced

ILMF 2017 which takes place in Denver February 13 – 15 has announced an outstanding group of keynote speakers: LARRY MAYER, Professor and Director, School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering, Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping, University of New … Continue reading

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It’s All About 3D

Whether it is Augmented/Virtual Reality  or driverless vehicles the underlying technology is the ability to navigate a digital 3D world at high speed. Reports from last week’s Consumer Electronics Show have these technologies capturing the top spots in terms of … Continue reading

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Promoting Engineering Careers with 3D Laser Scanning

Transport Scotland is funding the development of promotional engineering learning aids using the Forth Bridges as the subject to the tune of £425,000.The funding will be used to develop games, apps and interactive models all aimed at developing pupils’ STEM … Continue reading

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Change Detection Without Registration

A group of researchers from China and the Netherlands have demonstrated the ability to use baselines instead of point cloud registration which they claim is more accurate. Instead of registering the clouds to a common coordinate system the researchers recommend … Continue reading

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