Category Archives: Technology

Lidar News Today – Week of November 30, 2016

The Lidar News Today eNewsletter has just been published with the latest news items from a holiday-shortened week. We are still looking for more entries in the Lidar Art charity contest which will close on December 10. If you are … Continue reading

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Day 2 at the Be Inspired Awards #YII2015

On the second day of the Bentley Systems Be Inspired awards we get the opportunity to meet all of the finalists and then listen to the 30 minute presentations. As a juror in the Roads and Land Development categories we … Continue reading

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Be Inspired 2016 #YII2015

I am one week out from heading to London for the Bentley Systems Be Inspired Awards. As I have commented in past years this is nirvana for a civil engineer. You get get to meet and interact with the people … Continue reading

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UAS Mapping 2015 Reno

The next event on the crowded UAS/UAV event calendar is the ASPRS UAS Mapping 2015 which begins Monday in Reno, NV. This technical demonstration and symposium builds on the success of last year’s inaugural event which I did not attend … 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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USIBD Digital Reality Symposium 2015

Now is the time to make your plans for the USIBD Digital Reality Symposium 2015. This ground breaking event deserves the support of our industry and I hope you will pass the news along to your contacts. The event is … Continue reading

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The iCar?

This report says there is concrete evidence that Apple is planning to design and build a driverless car, or at the very least provide software to other manufacturers. The UK’s Guardian newspaper has published correspondence between Apple engineer Frank Fearon … Continue reading

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ASCE Engineering Surveying Manual

As a follow up to the previous post the Geomatics committee is going to be re-writing the ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers) Engineering Surveying Manual. It is being written primarily for practicing professionals who have a need to understand … Continue reading

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Underwater Laser Scanning

With the theme of time is money on some campaigns, subsea LiDAR has removed weeks of project installation time over conventional acoustic methods Continue reading

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USGS 3DEP RFI

The primary purpose of this RFI is to identify potential options for providing robust management, file access and exploitation of numerous, large-volume lidar datasets acquired by the USGS through the 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) http://nationalmap.gov/3DEP/.  Options may be in the … Continue reading

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