Category Archives: Technology

Laser Scanning – Based Bridge Assessment

The Institute for Transportation at Iowa State University has released a report that considers the performance of terrestrial laser scanners as a means to automatically detect cracks when carrying out bridge structural condition assessments. This research project proposed to measure … Continue reading

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Apple Invests $1 Billion in Didi

Apple’s announced a few days ago that it is investing $1 billion in Didi Chuxing, China’s largest ride-sharing company. This is just the latest signal that the future of cars will be radically different from anything we have imagined for … Continue reading

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HxGN LIVE 2016 – Anaheim, CA

Hexagon and Leica Geosystems are moving the venue for HxGN LIVE 2016 from Las Vegas to Anaheim, CA. This year’s extravaganza will be held June 13 – 16. Time to make your reservations and take advantage of the early bird … Continue reading

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DIY Mobile Mapping

This has to be one of the more interesting DIY mobile mapping systems that I have seen. Perhaps the team at Certainty 3D can make some sense of this. I am headed to Orlando tomorrow for the first TopoDOT Users … Continue reading

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XPONENTIAL Conference Preview

If you are planning on attending next week’s AUVSI XPONENTIAL conference in New Orleans then this┬áLidar News conference preview may be of some help in planning your time there. With over 600 exhibitors this is the BIG one for unmanned … Continue reading

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Sick – Scanning for Safety

While on the industrial theme this might be a good time to highlight the new safety scanner from Sick. Sick specializes in providing scanners that are used for security and for protecting people that operate dangerous machinery in real time. … Continue reading

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To add more excitement to AUVSI’s annual conference they came up with a pretty catchy name. XPONENTIAL 2016 is the BIG one with over 650 exhibitors featuring automated vehicles, robotics, drones and more. It starts May 2 and runs for … Continue reading

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Sweep Gets Kickstarted

Are you looking for a very low cost scanner then I have good news. Scanse has just completed a Kickstarter campaign to fund development of their Sweep scanner. They are now taking pre-orders on their website. From their press release, … 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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Webshare Cloud Services

I think this is the direction that most software is headed. FARO announced the achievement of another milestone in cloud-based as-built data management with the release of version 2.0 of its well-known web hosting service, SCENE WebShare Cloud. SCENE WebShare … Continue reading

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