Category Archives: The Industry

Is the 3D Laser Scanning Industry Maturing?

In the early days of an emerging industry the innovations come at a rapid pace. As an industry begins to mature that pace naturally slows down. Perhaps the manufacturers are working on a new round of disruptive products that will … Continue reading

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USIBD Announces Keynote Speaker

The USIBD has just announced that the  BIM Facilities Manager for NASA’s Langley Research Center (LaRC), Errol Plata, will provide the keynote as part of the welcome reception for the 2016 Symposium. Mr. Plata works on the Center Operations Directorate’s … Continue reading

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3D Laser Scanning and Modeling Industry Survey

ClearEdge3D surveyed over 5,500 industry professionals worldwide and has produced a free report detailing their findings. The survey illuminates crucial industry data including average project profit margin, scanning/modeling best practices, profit margin degraders, hardware and software market share and more. … Continue reading

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ILMF 2017 Call for Papers

The organizers of the International LiDAR Mapping Forum (ILMF) have announced a Call for Papers for the 2017 event which will take place in Denver, Colorado, USA, February 13-15, 2017. The Call for Papers invites any interested parties to submit … Continue reading

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Day One at Transportation Asset Management Conference

The first day at the 11th National Conference on Transportation Asset Management kicked off with a number of short keynotes. The most interesting opening comment was that DOTs must look at becoming performance – based organizations, not just implementors of … Continue reading

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Mysterious Mapping Vehicle

On the lighter side to get the holiday week started here in the U.S., I had to laugh when I read this. I wonder why the author of this article didn’t think to reach out to one of us in … Continue reading

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Lidar News Today – June 28, 2016

This week’s Lidar News Today includes a number of thought provoking articles that can provide you with new insights, best practices and lessons learned. Topping that list is the article on 3D Competitive Advantage where Kapur and Associates explains how … Continue reading

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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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Lidar News Today – 6/16/16

This week’s Lidar News Today is highlighting a number of interesting topics including an inside look at a firm based in Florida that has built a reputation for being experts in merging hydrographic and 3D laser scan data. The FHWA … Continue reading

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The History of CAD Plus NASTO

Have you ever wondered how the CAD industry began? Well this website provides an amazingly detailed account of the history of CAD dating back to the 1960’s. It is called CADAZZ and they claim it is “the best CAD software … Continue reading

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