Category Archives: Indoor Mapping

Indoor Localization Competition

This report appeared in Robotics Tomorrow. The Microsoft Indoor Localization Competition is a well-known annual benchmark for assessing many approaches to indoor localization. The purpose of the competition was to bring together real-time indoor location technologies and compare their performance … Continue reading

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Affordable Real Time SLAM

Real Earth Stencil is a real time affordable SLAM device that seems to offer a lot of promise for indoor mapping applications and perhaps much more.

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Zeb1 U.S. Distributor Update

I recently caught up with Bill Gutelius at Qntfi, Inc., a long time contributor to Lidar News and a distributor of GeoSLAM Zeb products for the Eastern US and Canada. Bill informed me that Qntfi is celebrating its one-year anniversary. … Continue reading

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3D Imaging Through Walls

O.K. it’s not lidar, but those incredible scientists at the MIT Media Lab have been at it again. This time it’s a time-of-flight microwave camera that can see through solid objects, like walls – incredible! Here’s some of what makes … Continue reading

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Automating 3D Quality Control

John Russo, founder of the USIBD and ARC has proposed an interesting challenge to the 3D laser scanning industry. He would like to see quality control built into the processing software. What is needed is a way to validate the … Continue reading

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Documenting the Rising Star Caves

This has to be one of the more challenging scanning projects and one that may have produced one of the most important discoveries. Homo naledi was discovered in the Rising Star caves in the Cradle of Humankind, in a virtually … Continue reading

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Indoor Mapping System Update

Viametris is one of the leading indoor mapping system integrators. Their latest system the iMS 3D includes the SBG SYSTEMS’ miniature AHRS (attitude and heading reference system), the Ellipse-A. Based on the SLAM technology, the iMS 3D is equipped with … Continue reading

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Space Age Design

she knew she had to act fast to capture this iconic example from the 1960’s. Continue reading

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Leica Pegasus: Backpack

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Interior Scanning

GB3-Scout uses AutoDesk’s Revit software for plan development which allows a delivery of CAD files in multiple formats as well as providing detailed elevations and 3D modeling. Continue reading

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