Category Archives: Standards

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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OGC Point Cloud Working Group Survey

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)  Point Cloud Domain Working Group (Point Cloud DWG) formed late last year to assess the current state of standards and best practices in the management of point cloud data and to guide OGC activities in … Continue reading

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Utility As-Builts – Mandate Needed

I am writing a paper for an upcoming conference being sponsored by a new ASCE institute – Utility Engineering and Survey Institute, or UESI. The topic I am pursuing is the use of mobile lidar to collect as-built utility locations. … Continue reading

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Lidar News Today – January 19, 2016

The Lidar News Today for this week is now available. We are featuring articles on 3D powerline clearance, autonomous vehicles, business ethics and mobile mapping guidelines. In addition we are launching a new Challenge Question. The person submitting the top … Continue reading

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Mobile Mapping Guidelines

The Florida Department of Transportation has developed a document entitled “Terrestrial Mobile Lidar Surveying and Mapping Guidelines.” It was released in March of 2015. It was adapted from the CALTRANS Survey Manual 2011 and the NCHRP report #748 which has … Continue reading

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New Lifecycle Facility Standard

I just came across this recently published ASTM standard that appears to hold tremendous promise for facility lifecycle asset management systems. E3035 – 15 is being positioned as a Standard Classification for Facility Asset Component Tracking System or FACTS. This … Continue reading

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Measurement Uncertainty

Building Information Modeling (BIM) can be defined as the generation and management of digital models of large structures, such as buildings and other infrastructures, throughout their sometimes decades-long lifecycle. Lidar has become a popular tool to document changes in the … Continue reading

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Automating 3D Quality Control

John Russo, founder of the USIBD and ARC has proposed an interesting challenge to the 3D laser scanning industry. He would like to see quality control built into the processing software. What is needed is a way to validate the … Continue reading

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Lidar Part of Standard Auto Braking System

This month 10 automakers agreed to voluntarily make automatic emergency braking systems standard. Automakers that are party to the agreement — Audi, BMW, Ford, General Motors, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Tesla, Toyota, Volkswagen and Volvo — haven’t hammered out a timeline for … Continue reading

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