Category Archives: Digital Transformation

The Future of the Surveying Profession

Thanks to Terry Bennett at Autodesk for the contribution. Here are some excerpts: Surveying is “the application of special knowledge of the principles of mathematics, the related physical and applied sciences and the relevant requirements of law for adequate evidence … Continue reading

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Industrial Geomatics

This article in Hydrocarbon Engineering proposes the use of “industrial geomatics” as an emerging part of the 3D intelligent management of plant facilities. It is an interesting combination of terms and I think it helps to describe what has been … Continue reading

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Lidar Degrading Field Skills

This article in the Irish Times caught my eye because it involves lidar and ecology, or more specifically ecologists which is a career that my son is pursuing. The concern is that the use of technology such as lidar and … Continue reading

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3D Mapping with a Tablet – It’s Here

Researchers from ETH Zurich have been able to create an entire 3D model of the university’s main building in just 10 minutes using a tablet equipped with a fish-eye lens. The research forms part of the development process for Google’s … Continue reading

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The New “Light” Camera Changes Photography

Light, a company out of Silicon Valley, has spent two years designing their new camera, the L16. This camera was designed to provide the functionality of expensive and bulky DSLR cameras with the convenience of a smartphone. You will notice … Continue reading

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Li-FI

As Dr. Michael Olsen at OSU notes this is not directly about lidar, but it is about the use of light to replace radio waves to transmit the Internet at blinding speed. By blinding I mean 100 times faster than … Continue reading

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Think Before You Scan…

people have been accused of copyright infringement for scanning objects without permission Continue reading

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It’s All About Data

This will require a lot of data collection and mobile lidar will be the method of choice. Continue reading

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3D Convergence

Have you ever stopped to think where we would be if we didn’t have both of these technology road maps converging? Continue reading

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Built Environment 2050

The days of building your business model on proprietary data are numbered. Continue reading

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