Category Archives: The Industry

FARO Announces Under $25k Scanner

Things are heating up in the 3D laser scanning community to the benefit of all. FARO has just announced the FARO Focus(M) 70 priced at under $25,000. It is targeted at the construction world and public safety forensics. At 70 … Continue reading

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USIBD LOA Certification Course Will Be Online in 2017

The USIBD’s Level of Accuracy Certification training course will be offered online in 2017. They are partnering with┬áCD-BIM.com, who will be hosting this version of the training course covering Version 2.0 of the document. The training will provide an overview … Continue reading

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Cornerstone Report Released

The USIBD has just released their latest Cornerstone Report on the state of the Building Documentation industry.   This issue takes a look at some of the broader aspects of Building Documentation such as; what are the most common tools … Continue reading

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Looking Ahead

Ryan Hacker, industry veteran and the President of TruePoint Laser Scanning, LLC with the help of his team publishes an informative, quarterly industry eNewsletter. We decided to provide this as a guest In the Scan blog post. Let me know … Continue reading

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More Details on the BLK360

I had the opportunity today to speak with three of the key people behind the BLK360 product offering recently announced by Autodesk and Leica Geosystems. The first is Aaron Morris, Senior Manager of Reality Solutions at Autodesk, Hugh Baertlein, Product … Continue reading

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ILMF 2017 Program Announced

Diversified Communications has announced the program and presenters for ILMF 2017 which is being held in Denver, CO February 13 – 15, 2017. The main conference program begins with two sessions on GML and SPL. Geiger-Mode LiDAR and Single-Photon LiDAR: … Continue reading

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Lidar as Art

Lidar News invites you to submit your most creative point cloud image to the 2nd annual 2016 Winter Solstice – Lidar as Art contest. Please send us your submission by December 1st. We will choose the top 5 entries and … Continue reading

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Lidar and Autonomous Vehicles

Lidar is one of the sensor technologies that most autonomous vehicle manufacturers are including in their navigation packages – Tesla being the most vocal about their belief that it is not required. For the most part the leaders in the … Continue reading

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Be Inspired

Bentley Systems’ Be Inspired Awards which are part of the Year in Infrastructure Conference opens on Monday in London. The name for this event really tells it all. As some of you know I consider this the premier built environment … Continue reading

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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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