Category Archives: Data

USGS 3DEP RFI

The primary purpose of this RFI is to identify potential options for providing robust management, file access and exploitation of numerous, large-volume lidar datasets acquired by the USGS through the 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) http://nationalmap.gov/3DEP/.  Options may be in the … Continue reading

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OGC Forms Point Cloud Group

The Point Cloud DWG is being established to address the gap in the OGC standards baseline with regard to interoperability issues related to sharing and processing point cloud data. Continue reading

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Open Lidar Data

From September 2015 on all our LIDAR data will become Open Data and everyone will be able to use it for free. Continue reading

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Esri’s zLAS I/O Library Now Available

Third party developers can use this to add support for zLAS to their applications. Continue reading

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Friendly Point Clouds

One of their claims to fame is their ability to draw the data in an adaptive point size, which helps in visually distinguishing the surfaces. Continue reading

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Full Waveform Data From NEON

These sensors include a Hyperspectral Imaging Spectrometer, a LiDAR system and a High Resolution Red Blue Green (RGB) camera Continue reading

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Report Card on U.S. NSDI

In this case COGO took a look at the national spatial data infrastructure in the U.S. and the results were not good. Continue reading

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Esri Announces Beta Program for Optimized LAS

It’s free and does not require an ArcGIS license. Continue reading

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Integrated BIM, 3D and Geospatial – Finally

Geoff and I are on the same wavelength about the importance and potential of these new standards that are now out for comment. Continue reading

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Point Cloud Linked to Asset Database

This deserves a close look for those interested in lifecycle asset management. Continue reading

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