Category Archives: The Industry

Update on Waymo vs. Uber

As background Waymo, the self-driving car company owned by Google parent company Alphabet, sued Uber in February for patent infringement and theft of trade secrets. Waymo claims that its former employee Levandowski downloaded 14,000 confidential files before leaving to launch … Continue reading

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SPAR 2018 to Combine and Re-locate

Diversified Communications, the promoter of SPAR 3D will co-locate with AEC-ST in 2018. The combined event will take place June 5-7, 2018 in Anaheim, CA. AEC Science & Technology (AEC-ST) is an international conference and exhibition focused on delivering critical … Continue reading

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USIBD Surveys Industry on Standards

On March 7, 2017 the U.S. Institute of Building Documentation (USIBD) will publish a Cornerstone™ Report Survey to our membership and industry partners on the State of the Industry, regarding Standards. Here is the link for the survey: https://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07edw0rdf0izrghp6h/start Stakeholders in … Continue reading

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Geomatics Educator’s Conference

(Note – Here is an opportunity to give back to your profession by supporting this group.) Greetings! We are pleased to invite you to the 2017 Surveying and Geomatics Educators Society Conference at Oregon State University (Corvallis, OR) on July 30th-August 3rd, 2017.  … Continue reading

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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 CD-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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