Category Archives: The Industry

Lidar Market Poised for High Growth

According to this the report the global lidar market is poised for substantial growth – 15% CAGR. If you think you missed the boat you may want to read this. U.S.-based market research firm Transparency Market Research (TMR) announces the … 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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Is Laser Scanning Becoming a Commodity?

In his Confessions of a Hired Gun blog post this week Sam Billingsley builds a case for laser scanning services becoming a commodity. I am not completely convinced, but he raisesĀ  a number of important issues that I think you … Continue reading

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Utility Engineering and Surveying Institute

The ASCE has created a new institute that includes the surveying profession. UESI – refers to Utility Engineering and Surveying Institute. There will be a lot more information to come on this, but for now as noted in the previous … 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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Professional Surveyor Categories

I have been involved with surveying for more than 45 years. I hold both professional engineer and land surveyor licenses. The reasonĀ  for bringing this up is that I am attending an ASCE committee meeting in Oregon that is going … Continue reading

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ASPRS IGTF 2016 Announced

The American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) will host their annual IGTF Conference April 11 – 15, 2016 in Fort Worth, Texas. Please reserve the date. All conference sessions and plenaries will be held at the Fort Worth … Continue reading

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New Lidar News Website

The transition is underway to provide readers with a new Lidar News website. In the meantime the Lidar News url (www.lidarnews.com) will automatically redirect to this blog address. We apologize for any inconvenience and please let me know if you … Continue reading

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USIBD Digital Reality Conference

The USIBD will be hosting an important building documentation conference September 16-17, 2015 in Las Vegas, NV at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The theme “Where Technology Meets Business Reality” is an appropriate indicator of the practical, high value … Continue reading

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Cornerstone Report #3

On July 14th, the United States Institute of Building Documentation (USIBD) will be sending out a survey to our membership and industry partners regarding the State of the Industry. This comprehensive survey explores valuable subjects including: Financial performance in the … Continue reading

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