Monthly Archives: March 2011

Day 1 at SPAR 2011

As expected SPAR attendance topped 800 as the conference opened, breaking the previous record. Continue reading

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SPAR 2011 Opens

You need a couple of clones to hear it all. This is the center of the laser scanning universe for the next couple of days. Continue reading

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LiDAR for Wind and Electric

LiDAR for Wind and Electric Continue reading

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Influence Next Generation of Laser Scanners

ASC 3D responded that his firm is working on the next generation of laser scanners, but he needs input from the marketplace. Continue reading

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Mars Lander LiDAR Reveals Ice and Fog

A recent report in Sify News highlights the research report by John E. Moores et al at the Centre for Research in Earth and Space Science, York University, concerning the use of LiDAR to measure atmospheric water ice on Mars. Continue reading

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Towards a More Intelligent Laser Scanner

It seems to me that the current generation of laser scanners are dumb. They collect tens to hundreds of thousands of points when in many cases less than a dozen would do. Continue reading

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ASTM E57 Events at SPAR

There will be a technical session Thursday morning on data formats, including an in-depth presentation on the recently approved E57 laser scanned data exchange format… Continue reading

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US Institute of Building Surveyors

I think this may be evidence of a maturing of a technology and a general level of acceptance, namely the announcement of a second professional trade organization related to 3D laser scanning. Continue reading

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Call For Data To Support Japanese

If you have geospatial data about the earthquake impacted regions (such as satellite images, aerial photos, GIS data sets, or other data files that bear locational references) before or after the March 11th earthquake, please consider sharing them through this portal. Continue reading

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3D Professional Trade Association

Looks like Ken Smerz, head of 3D Precision Scanning based in Chandler, Arizona has started a not for profit association focused on the 3D profession. Continue reading

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