Category Archives: Standards

OGC Point Cloud Working Group Meeting

The first meeting of the previously announced OGC (Open Geospatial Consortium) Point Cloud domain working group (DWG) will be held during the Fall OGC technical meeting in Nottingham, UK September 14 -18. The newly formed Point Cloud DWG will have … Continue reading

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ASTM E57 and OGC

The OGC and ASTM are discussing the possible synergy of working together on the following announcement: The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) has established a Point Cloud Domain Working Group to assess the current state of standards and best practices in … Continue reading

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BIM Standard Released

Following a multi-year effort, the National Institute of Building Sciences buildingSMART alliance® released the latest edition of the nation’s consensus-based standard governing building information modeling (BIM). From planning and design through construction and operations, the National BIM Standard-United States® (NBIMS-US™) … Continue reading

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OGC Forms Point Cloud Group

The Point Cloud DWG is being established to address the gap in the OGC standards baseline with regard to interoperability issues related to sharing and processing point cloud data. Continue reading

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ASPRS IGTF 2015

I know Michael Hauck and his team have been hard at work building on the success of last year’s UAS conference in Reno, NV. Continue reading

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USIBD Needs Your Input

The survey applies to all those who are associated with the industry of documenting buildings. Continue reading

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Esri Announces Beta Program for Optimized LAS

It’s free and does not require an ArcGIS license. Continue reading

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Integrated BIM, 3D and Geospatial – Finally

Geoff and I are on the same wavelength about the importance and potential of these new standards that are now out for comment. Continue reading

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USIBD Releases Standards Documents

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USGS Lidar Base Spec Updated

Lidar is a fast evolving technology, and much has changed in the industry since the final draft of the “Lidar Base Specification Version 1.0” was written. Continue reading

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