Category Archives: Standards

FAA Announces UAS Regs

From the FAA press release, Today, the Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration has finalized the first operational rules (PDF) for routine commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS or “drones”), opening pathways towards fully integrating UAS into the … Continue reading

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OGC Point Cloud DWG Meeting

There is a meeting of the OGC Point Cloud DWG scheduled for the upcoming TC meetings in Dublin Ireland for Tuesday, June 21st @ 8:00 – 9:45. The following is the final agenda: Final Agenda: • Update on the Point … Continue reading

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Lidar News Today – June 8, 2016

This week’s Lidar News recap features an inside look at building a civil engineering career and a 3D consulting firm to boot. NIST is also reporting on results from their testing of scanners in conformance with the recently approved ASTM … Continue reading

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Large – Volume Scanning Standard

As part of an effort by NIST’s Physical Measurement Laboratory to produce an international performance evaluation standard for these instruments, scientists at the Engineering Physics Division (EPD) designed and constructed a calibration facility to evaluate proposed tests in a draft … Continue reading

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John Russo, the founder 0f Architectural Resource Consultants (ARC) has been performing building documentation services for nearly twenty years.  He notes, “Over time I have come to realize that most clients don’t know how to write a Request for Proposal … Continue reading

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Workshops, Meetings, Demos and Product Previews

The focus is on Texas this week with the ASPRS IGTF annual conference opening in Ft. Worth and SPAR 3D in the Woodlands on Monday. It’s about a 3.5 hour drive if you are considering attending both events. IGTF will … Continue reading

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ASTM UAS Inspection Standard

The ASTM task group on façade inspections introduced E3036, Guide for Notating Façade Conditions in the Field, and proposed WK52572, Guide for Visual Inspection of Building Facades Using Drones to better building façade inspections. E3036 provides standard notation, syntax, and … Continue reading

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Important Scanner Evaluation at NIST

I just received the following message from the ASTM E57.02 committee. I will keep you informed of the results of this important activity. “I am writing to you about ongoing activity within E57.02 to create a point-to-point performance evaluation standard … Continue reading

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ASPRS IGTF 2016 Conference Workshops

The ASPRS has announced the list of IGTF 2016 conference workshops which includes a wide range of lidar mapping, GIS, remote sensing and more . These hands on sessions are a unique opportunity to learn by doing from some of … Continue reading

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Lidar News Today – February 9, 2016

This week’s Lidar News Today includes a position statement from the TRB AFB80 committee asking the FAA to recognize that the surveying and mapping community has been safely operating in National Air Space for decades. Hence, as experienced professionals we should … Continue reading

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