Category Archives: Government

Chartered Institute of Civil Engineering Surveyors

I like the name of this organization. The Chartered Institute of Civil Engineering Surveyors, or ICES is based in the UK and since 1969 has built a reputation as a renowned center of excellence for the science and art of … Continue reading

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May the Forests Be With You

NASA is playing up the Star Wars theme with the coming launch of GEDI, a lidar sensor package that will be mounted on the International Space Station this fall with the primary mission being the 3D mapping of the world’s … Continue reading

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From Scan to BIM – Automatically

As originally reported on Spatial Source. Imagine going from a 3D scan point cloud to a standard BIM format such as IFC or CityGML. I know you are skeptical, as am I, but it’s worth a look. Faramoon is a … Continue reading

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Drone Training

I don’t usually find a company that I can blog about on ABC’s Shark Tank, but DARTdrones is one I think you might want to make note of. DARTdrones is the national leader in drone training, consultation, and expert support … Continue reading

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New Zealand Lidar Project

The Gisborne District Council in New Zealand will receive over $1 million in funding to acquire LIDAR across the entire district. The Council believes this project will bring major economic and infrastructure benefits for the entire region. The funding will … Continue reading

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Calculating Tree Volumes

It’s difficult to use a video to explain 3D point cloud workflows, but this one from the UK does an excellent job with visually demonstrating how tree volumes can be calculated using 3D scanned data. Like many challenges with remote … Continue reading

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Learn Mobile Lidar

Are you looking for a detailed overview of mobile lidar as it applies to transportation applications, then I have some good news for you. As part of the team that developed  NCHRP Report No. 748 we were asked to create … Continue reading

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3D Yosemite

My son and I just spent a few days in Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks. Truly spectacular and inspiring locations. We were a little early in the season, but we had the best luck in Yosemite. In a … Continue reading

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Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) and Highways – An International Perspective

    Monday, April 16, 2018 from 11:00 am – 12:30 pm EDT Register now! Join us for a special webinar to launch the World Road Association’s Special Project: “The Use of Unmanned Aerial Systems to Remotely Collect Data for … Continue reading

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Uber Suspends Self-driving Program After Pedestrian is Killed

Unfortunately this day had to come. It is certainly terrible news for all involved, most importantly the victim and her family. Last night in Tempe, AZ a woman was struck and killed by an Uber self-driving vehicle. This is the … Continue reading

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