Category Archives: 3D Modeling

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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Velodyne Announces Solid State Sensor

Velodyne LiDAR Inc., a world leader is 3D real-time perception systems for autonomous vehicles, announced its new fixed-laser, solid-state Velarray™ LiDAR sensor, a cost-effective yet high-performance and rugged automotive product in a small form factor. With the Velarray sensor, which … Continue reading

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TUC 2017

Certainty 3D’s 2nd TopoDOT User Conference is just 3 short weeks away. You don’t have to be a subscriber to attend this outstanding learning and networking event. TUC 2017 is being held at a local community college which includes a … Continue reading

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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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