Category Archives: Software

Leica Announces HDS University

If you have not been able to attend HxGN Live to take advantage of theĀ  training classes then this may be the answer. Leica Geosystems has announced the launch of HDS University, a new hands-on educational opportunity for professionals looking … Continue reading

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Lidar Drone Market Research Report

The increasing automation through LiDAR drones and reduction of human efforts drive the growth of the market. LiDAR drones have applications in corridor mapping, archaeology, precision farming, environment, construction, and entertainment. PDF sample download: Both top-down and bottom-up approaches … Continue reading

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3D Laser Scanning and Modeling Industry Survey

ClearEdge3D surveyed over 5,500 industry professionals worldwide and has produced a free report detailing their findings. The survey illuminates crucial industry data including average project profit margin, scanning/modeling best practices, profit margin degraders, hardware and software market share and more. … Continue reading

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Smart Maps for Autonomous Vehicles

A silicon valley start-up Civil Maps has recently received $6 million in funding from a group that includes Ford Motors for their ability to produce 3D base maps that are much smaller in size as they only contain the critical … Continue reading

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Reality Capture

Autodesk has coined the phrase “reality capture” to describe all of their technology related to 3D data capture, processing, modeling and much more whether acquired with a scanner or with a camera. The main software platform is ReCap 360 Pro … Continue reading

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Automated Scan Data Processing for Common Design and Construction Challenges

This is a guest blog post from John Russo, AIA and founder of ARC and the USIBD. Thanks John for sharing this valuable information, and if you have an interesting message please contact me at I think it is … Continue reading

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A New Method for Road Feature Extraction

This paper by a team of researchers at the University of New South Wales presents a new framework of road feature extraction from color componentā€“based data fusion of aerial imagery and lidar data. The proposed framework consists of six procedures: … Continue reading

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The History of CAD Plus NASTO

Have you ever wondered how the CAD industry began? Well this website provides an amazingly detailed account of the history of CAD dating back to the 1960’s. It is called CADAZZ and they claim it is “the best CAD software … Continue reading

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As-Damaged BIMs

A group of Israeli researchers are working on developing algorithms to predict the damage states of concrete buildings with masonry infills. After an earthquake, Terrestrial Laser Scanning (TLS) can capture point clouds of the damaged state of building facades rapidly, … 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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