Category Archives: 3D Modeling

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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Cornerstone Report Released

The USIBD has just released their latest Cornerstone Report on the state of the Building Documentation industry.   This issue takes a look at some of the broader aspects of Building Documentation such as; what are the most common tools … Continue reading

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Photogrammetry and Laser Scanning Webinar

Laser scanning or photogrammetry?¬† On most projects the answer is often both. When a high level of detail is not required, taking photos is typically much faster and more cost effective, but when you need greater accuracy, the laser scanner … Continue reading

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ILMF 2017 Program Announced

Diversified Communications has announced the program and presenters for ILMF 2017 which is being held in Denver, CO February 13 – 15, 2017. The main conference program begins with two sessions on GML and SPL. Geiger-Mode LiDAR and Single-Photon LiDAR: … Continue reading

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Singapore in 3D

Singapore has long been a leader in the use of GIS technology. They are currently taking geospatial data management to the next level – the intelligent 3D level, with the help of a number of individuals and companies. This is … Continue reading

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Leica Introduces $16k Scanner

Leica Geosystems made a major announcement at Autodesk University this week. They introduced the entry level BLK360 imaging laser scanner. It’s small – 6.5″ high, just 4″ in diameter and weighs only 2.2 lbs. It captures 360,000 points per second … Continue reading

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Lidar as Art

Lidar News invites you to submit your most creative point cloud image to the 2nd annual 2016 Winter Solstice – Lidar as Art contest. Please send us your submission by December 1st. We will choose the top 5 entries and … Continue reading

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USIBD Conference a Success

In their quarterly eNewsletter the USIBD reports that their recent annual conference was a great success. In addition to the outstanding program and networking they also provided training and testing on their specification for Level of Accuracy in building documentation. … Continue reading

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