Category Archives: Indoor Mapping

Automated Inventory Using Smart Drones

Maintaining an accurate warehouse inventory can be a very tedious process. Attempts to automate the workflow face a number of challenges such as fast turn around and lack of survey control. It looks like Exyn Technologies which emerged from the … Continue reading

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Leica BLK360 – Here’s How it Works

Popular YouTuber and trained cinematographer Matt Workman has created a very practical and easy to understand video about Leica Geosystems BLK360. Bottom line – he thinks the BLK 360 has many applications in the film industry, particularly for pre-production . … Continue reading

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HERE Developing Indoor Maps

HERE, formerly Navteq now owned by Audi, BMW and Daimler is joining forces with robot maker Naver Labs to pursue indoor mapping opportunities starting in Korea, the home of Naver. The collaboration will start off with HERE using Naver Labs’ … Continue reading

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Point Cloud City Follow-up

I attended the Point Cloud City Funding Opportunity webinar delivered today by NIST  – very impressive. It sounds like a tremendous opportunity for entities that are interested in indoor mapping and location based services. NIST is encouraging public/private partnerships to … Continue reading

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SPAR 3D 2018 Call for Speakers

SPAR 3D 2018 is looking for 3D technology innovators eager to share their expertise with an audience hungry for the latest information, applications and future possibilities related to 3D technologies. Recent 3D product innovations and industry growth are changing the … Continue reading

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USIBD 2016 Symposium

The USIBD is hosting their 2nd Annual Symposium, “Discovering the Built Environment” in Atlanta, GA October 16 and 17. The event features a day and a half with professionals in building documentation, for a series of quick-fire presentations, and a … Continue reading

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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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