Monthly Archives: November 2015

Lidar News Today – 11/17/15

This week’s Lidar News Today features a broad range of topics from Ken Smerz on the business of laser scanning, to the approval of an 8,000 square mile UAV test site in Colorado and a case study on the use … Continue reading

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SPAR Calls for Papers

Spar Point Group has announced their Call for Papers for the renamed SPAR 3D Expo & Conference. They are now accepting abstracts for its 2016 conference program, which will be held in The Woodlands, TX, USA, April 11-14, 2016. The … Continue reading

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Digital Coast

NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management maintains an impressive website that hosts a wide variety of digital data sets. The Digital Coast is a data registry that has over 100 different types of data collections and over 1500 data sets. All … Continue reading

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3D Modeling a Country

Well it is more like a city than a country, but the island of Singapore is a city state and the government is working on an initiative to create and maintain a 3D model of the entire island nation. The … Continue reading

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Lidar Vision

This is a video depicting what the lidar sensor “sees” as it is being driven through London. It was created by ScanLAB for The New York Times. It looks like as with GPS the automotive market will be the “driver” … Continue reading

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Autodesk Invests in Skycatch

Autodesk has made a series b round investment in Skycatch, a startup UAV company that is focusing on the AEC market. On paper there is great synergy, and if the collaboration results in tighter integration than it is going to … Continue reading

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8,000 Sq. Mile UAV Test Site

Colorado has the OK to open a flight test site for unmanned aerial systems — or UAS, more commonly called drones — in the San Luis Valley. A consortium led by non-profit industry advocate UAS Colorado, the University of Colorado … Continue reading

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Terrestrial Lidar Webinar

In the fields of surveying, engineering, and construction, terrestrial LiDAR has become a valuable tool in the field and in the office. Please join the RIEGL USA terrestrial team on Thursday November, 19, from 1:00 to 2:00 EST to learn … Continue reading

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Lidar News Today – Week of November 10, 2015

The Lidar News Today eNewsletter this week features a story on the history of Vexcel, the manufacturer of the digital UltraCam line of metric cameras. From the early days of scanning film, to their eventual acquisition by Microsoft and most … Continue reading

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3D Service Providers – What Are You Sellling?

Ken Smerz at Eco3D has written yet another thought provoking, business focused article for Lidar News. This will get you started. “Calling all laser scanning service providers out there!! Test time! I need you to answer the following question—and please … Continue reading

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