Monthly Archives: July 2015

3D Forensic Animations

Emma Alberici from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation speaks with Craig Fries, the founder and chairman of Precision Simulations based in California, who has created or directed over 1,200 3D forensic animations for use in criminal and civil expert in … Continue reading

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One of the more important issues to be discussed at the recent TRB AFB80 Committee meeting this week was the issue of 3D highway design models not being suitable for construction, particularly when automated machine guidance is being used to … Continue reading

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JRC Outperfoms

A team of researchers from the Joint Research Centre (JRC), the European Commission’s in-house science service, has outperformed a global mix of 27 teams from academia and industry, achieving the best overall result at a recent Microsoft-sponsored indoor localization competition … Continue reading

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Thanks to Michael Raphael for the heads up on this very interesting use of outdoor imagery. It’s not lidar, at least not yet, but it is a very cool use of panoramic photography. is your interactive trail companion providing … Continue reading

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TRB Committee Meeting

I’ll be in Indianapolis attending one of my favorite annual events the summer meeting of the TRB AFB80 committee meeting. This is the Geospatial Data Acquisition Technologies in Design and Construction and not only do we share ideas and information … Continue reading

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BIM Standard Released

Following a multi-year effort, the National Institute of Building Sciences buildingSMART alliance® released the latest edition of the nation’s consensus-based standard governing building information modeling (BIM). From planning and design through construction and operations, the National BIM Standard-United States® (NBIMS-US™) … Continue reading

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Dumb Point Clouds

Here’s the problem with laser scanners – they are dumb, or as they point out in this article from the UK, “Whilst the point cloud gives a dimensionally-accurate 3D representation, from a BIM perspective it is still very much dumb … 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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NASA RFI For Space Lidar

NASA/ARC is interested in spaceflight-qualified LIDAR systems for planetary rover missions on the Moon. LIDAR is a remote sensing method that uses light in the form of a pulsed laser to measure ranges (variable distance). This RFI seeks information about … Continue reading

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Here Matters

It looks like the big 3 German car companies are in the process of acquiring Nokia’s Here mapping service and as you can see in the adjacent photo that includes the use of lidar – derived imagery. As reported in … Continue reading

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