Category Archives: Education

GNSS and INS Primer

Focusing on mobile mapping applications over the past several months we have looked at what is available regarding the GNSS component. Now it is time to move along to the INS. There seems to be considerable confusion and misunderstanding about … Continue reading

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Lidar News Today – June 28, 2016

This week’s Lidar News Today includes a number of thought provoking articles that can provide you with new insights, best practices and lessons learned. Topping that list is the article on 3D Competitive Advantage where Kapur and Associates explains how … Continue reading

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Free Building Documentation Workshop

FARO and the USIBD are teaming to present a series of free building documentation workshops around the U.S. They will take place in Seattle, Nashville, Dallas and Denver during July and August. The U.S. Institute of Building Documentation (USIBD) is … Continue reading

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2016 Esri Imaging and Mapping Forum

Esri opens the User Conference with the 2016 Imaging and Mapping Forum today in San Diego, CA. From the website – “Multidimensional GIS (that’s a new term) and mapping technology has a unique ability to communicate—in 3D and n-dimensional space—natural … Continue reading

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NSF NEON Lidar Workshop – Free

I hope you are reading this. The NSF is sponsoring a free course on the use of lidar. Your course fee, room and some meals will be paid. Transportation to Boise, ID is not covered. This 3-day course taught by … Continue reading

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Lidar News Today – June 8, 2016

This week’s Lidar News recap features an inside look at building a civil engineering career and a 3D consulting firm to boot. NIST is also reporting on results from their testing of scanners in conformance with the recently approved ASTM … Continue reading

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ICUAS’16 is This Week

If you are in the Washington, DC area there is an important UAS conference this week. The 2016 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems, ICUAS’16, will be held on June 7-10. The conference venue is the Key Bridge Marriott, located … Continue reading

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Forensic Competency Testing

This is something different. One of the items being offered at the upcoming HxGN LIVE user conference being held in Anaheim, CA June 13 – 16 will be a low-cost, proctored competency testing for those who use the Leica ScanStation. … Continue reading

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HxGN LIVE 2016 – Anaheim, CA

Hexagon and Leica Geosystems are moving the venue for HxGN LIVE 2016 from Las Vegas to Anaheim, CA. This year’s extravaganza will be held June 13 – 16. Time to make your reservations and take advantage of the early bird … Continue reading

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Comparing Mobile Scanning Systems

This research was conducted in Poland comparing a Z + F system with a Riegl which used the VMX 250 to measure the gauge of railroad track. The point of these tests was to answer the question of whether the … Continue reading

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