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ASTM E57 and OGC

The OGC and ASTM are discussing the possible synergy of working together on the following announcement: The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) has established a Point Cloud Domain Working Group to assess the current state of standards and best practices in … Continue reading

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Developing Industry Standards

1. Developing standards is really hard work.
2. The all volunteer ASTM E57 committee on 3D Imaging Systems is making progress.
3. The question concerns the pace.
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Open Source Software Licensing

1. ASTM E57.04 is debating the type of open source license that we should adopt.
2. One will require that all work be shared, the other will not.
3. One concern is that by not sharing there will be a number of versions of the format.

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QA/QC Procedures

1. Harold Rempel at URS Corp. did agree with me that contours and LiDAR just don’t mix.
2. The question was raised on a forum on how best to check a 3D CAD model against the source point cloud.
3. It seems to me that if this is still not a standard procedure that we have a lot of best practice work to do.

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The Importance of Time

1. The ASTM E57.04 Data Interop subcommittee is debating how to specify DateTime in the standard.
2. There are 3 options being discussed.
3. One of the key issues involves the conversion from GPS time to other time standards due to “leap seconds”.

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Data Interoperability Coming Soon

1. I have just returned from the ASTM E 57 semiannual meeting in Vancouver, BC – spectacular place.
2. E57.04, the data interoperability subcommittee is ready to finalize the design document.
3. By the end of the year the plan is to deliver a draft of the ASTM standard and beta versions of the reference reader/writer software.
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ASTM E57

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The Pace

1. It’s a real challenge some times to maintain the daily blogging pace, so if you have any items of interest please send them along.
2. NIST has recently announced a new laser ranging technology that is capable of nanometer precision at 100 KM.
3. If you are working on FLASH LiDAR please let me know.
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Intensity

A new laser scanning reference text by Shan and Toth appears to be a must read.
Intensity is often misused in the laser scanning industry.
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Customer Benefits Not Product Features

1. The 3D laser scanning industry is still being primarily driven by the technology.
2. The technical orgs such as ASPRS and ASTM, although important, are not broad based enough to represent the much larger “pragmatist” portion of the potential market.
3. The primary conversation has to shift from product features to user benefits.

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