Category Archives: 3D Modeling

Driverless Vehicle Testing Programs are Flawed

In an excellent article in Wired the author points out the mistakes being made in the design and execution of testing programs for self-driving vehicles. He quotes Martyn Thomas CBE, professor of information technology at Gresham College and fellow of … Continue reading

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Pix4D Announces Agricultural Product – Pix4Dfields

Pix4D recently announced Pix4Dfields, its first fully dedicated product for agriculture. A beta program is now open. The vision for the new product is “To give fast and accurate maps while in the field, with a simple yet powerful interface … Continue reading

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3D Yosemite

My son and I just spent a few days in Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks. Truly spectacular and inspiring locations. We were a little early in the season, but we had the best luck in Yosemite. In a … Continue reading

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3D Analysis of Scottish Standing Stone

Sueno’s Stone which dates back to the ninth or tenth century is the tallest (21 feet) and most complex piece of early medieval architecture in Scotland. The historical preservation organization Historic Environment Scotland (HES) has 3D scanned Sueno’s Stone, as … Continue reading

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Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) and Highways – An International Perspective

    Monday, April 16, 2018 from 11:00 am – 12:30 pm EDT Register now! Join us for a special webinar to launch the World Road Association’s Special Project: “The Use of Unmanned Aerial Systems to Remotely Collect Data for … Continue reading

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VirtualGrid Releases VRMesh v10.0

In many cases what people are looking for are surfaces, such as pavement, curb, sidewalk not millions of random 3D points. Manually fitting a surface to a point cloud requires experience and time. VirtualGrid has been working on automating the … Continue reading

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Lidar Data via a Subscription Model

This innovative business model – data-as-a-service (DaaS) – is being used in the area around Perth, Australia to offer local governments lidar-derived, 3D data via a recurring subscription model. This can make a lot of sense from a budget planning … Continue reading

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Point Cloud City Update

The Public Safety Communications Research division of NIST is is hosting a second webinar on March 15, 2018 at 12 PM EDT to provide an update and discuss important considerations for the NIST Public Safety Innovation Accelerator Program – Point … Continue reading

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AEye Granted Foundational Patents

Artificial perception pioneer AEye (great name) recently announced it has been awarded foundational patents with numerous claims for its solid state, MEMs-based agile LiDAR and embedded AI technology that are core to AEye’s iDAR™ perception system. Of all of the … Continue reading

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Intel Selling Drones

If you think that Intel is just pursuing promotional events, like the recent Olympics, with their Drone Team then you will likely be interested to know that they are actually selling UAVs and working with partners to demonstrate their capabilities. … Continue reading

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