Category Archives: Software

Point Cloud to Finite Element Model

easy and practical methodology that allows the conversion of point clouds into FEM models so that daily real cases of engineering can take the benefit of the precise geometrical description Continue reading

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Inside the Leica Geosystems Autodesk Agreement

pair two of the industry leaders – 0ne in software and the other in sensors in such a way that the customer stands to see true systems integration. Continue reading

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USGS 3DEP RFI

The primary purpose of this RFI is to identify potential options for providing robust management, file access and exploitation of numerous, large-volume lidar datasets acquired by the USGS through the 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) http://nationalmap.gov/3DEP/.  Options may be in the … Continue reading

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Point Cloud Texture – Part 2

This is the second in a series explaining the use of Google Streetview to add texture to a point cloud. In this video, the author improves the result of texturing a 3D mesh with a screenshot of Google Streetview, by … Continue reading

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Low Cost Centimeter Level GPS

This is not directly about laser scanning, but for many applications GPS (or GNSS) plays an important role in the overall workflow. It seems that a group of researchers at the University of Texas Austin have figured out a way … Continue reading

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Day 2 – SPAR 2015

I had a couple of industry veterans tell me how impressed they were with the potential productivity gains that they can see coming from having this feedback in the field. Continue reading

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SPAR 2015 – Day 1

The video shows the use of a Velodyne 32 with the Segway – another mobile mapping platform. Continue reading

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Esri’s zLAS I/O Library Now Available

Third party developers can use this to add support for zLAS to their applications. Continue reading

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Scan to BIM Accuracy, REAL and LFM Recaps, and More

Please help us to spread the word on the benefits of 3D by telling a friend about this venue and thanks for your continued support. Continue reading

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Friendly Point Clouds

One of their claims to fame is their ability to draw the data in an adaptive point size, which helps in visually distinguishing the surfaces. Continue reading

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