Category Archives: Software

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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Rice Students Develop Generic Drone Software

A team of six Rice University electrical and computer engineering students have developed the hardware and software necessary to coordinate sensor-carrying drones. They have used relatively inexpensive drone components as the platform for demonstrating their software capability. “The system is … Continue reading

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A New Common Language for Feature Extraction – OpenLSEF

A fresh initiative to develop a common language for extracting information from a 3D point cloud is being referred to as OpenLSEF. The ASPRS is hosting a free webinar to explain this effort on April 27, 2018 at 12 PM … Continue reading

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Driverless Vehicle Testing Programs are Flawed

In an excellent article in Wired the author points out the mistakes being made in the design and execution of testing programs for self-driving vehicles. He quotes Martyn Thomas CBE, professor of information technology at Gresham College and fellow of … Continue reading

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Pix4D Announces Agricultural Product – Pix4Dfields

Pix4D recently announced Pix4Dfields, its first fully dedicated product for agriculture. A beta program is now open. The vision for the new product is “To give fast and accurate maps while in the field, with a simple yet powerful interface … Continue reading

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Velocity Sensitive Lidar

Blackmore Sensors and Analytics, based in (that high tech hotbed of fly fishing) Bozeman, MT has just received $18 million in series B financing to scale their frequency-modulated continuous wave (FMCW) lidar and just as importantly the artificial perception software … Continue reading

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VirtualGrid Releases VRMesh v10.0

In many cases what people are looking for are surfaces, such as pavement, curb, sidewalk not millions of random 3D points. Manually fitting a surface to a point cloud requires experience and time. VirtualGrid has been working on automating the … Continue reading

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Scale API Follow Up

            Digital Journal recently interviewed Alexandr Wang, the founder and CEO of Scale API. When asked about the idea behind creating the API Wang responded: “The largest bottleneck for the development of high-performing perception algorithms … Continue reading

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Topcon Acquires ClearEdge3D

TOKYO, Japan – February 20, 2018 – Topcon Corporation, a world leader in positioning instruments for survey and construction, through its American subsidiary, has acquired all the outstanding shares of ClearEdge3D, Inc., a recognized technology leader in the engineering and … Continue reading

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Sensor Fusion Annotation

Are you looking for a way to jump start your machine learning perception project? Scale claims to deliver a sensor independent API that provides a number of powerful object recognition functions. It works with cameras, lidar and radar to accelerate … Continue reading

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