Monthly Archives: March 2016

Are You Going to SPAR 3D 2016?

It’s just 3 weeks until SPAR 3D. This key industry event returns to the Woodlands, just outside Houston, TX, April 11 – 14. Diversified has put a lot of effort into re-branding this conference as a broader, “global showcase” for … Continue reading

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Lidar Pizza Robot

This seems a little crazy, but I suppose in the right situation it could make sense. Domino’s certainly thinks it does, at least in Australia. Meet DRU (Domino’s Robotic Unit) – The newest team member to join the Domino’s family! … Continue reading

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Automatic Asset Inspection

O.K. here’s a new business category that I think you are going to see a lot more of  – automatic asset inspection. In this case it is for power line inspection with a UAS equipped with a lidar sensor and … Continue reading

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Dual Scanning Technology

Subsea 7 and 3D at Depth have announced the completion of several metrology projects using subsea Lidar technology in new configurations to help increase overall efficiencies in offshore oil and gas applications. To meet the complex requirements for the metrologies … Continue reading

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Lidar News Today – March 15, 2016

The Lidar News eNewsletter is now available with a recap of the important news items from the 3D laser scanning and lidar industries. You can subscribe here. Jeff Fagerman explains the options for decimeter and millimeter GNSS control, we interview … Continue reading

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The Integrated 3D Site

Thanks to Terry Bennett at Autodesk for this impressive video of what appears to be a very powerful, yet easy to use UAS that has been tightly integrated with Civil 3D and more. The UAS is the 3DR Solo with … Continue reading

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Solving the Inclement Weather Issue

One of the supposed serious problems with the use of lidar on autonomous vehicles is navigating in rain and snow. In fact, I remember one article recently that claimed this will significantly delay the widespread use of driverless vehicles. I … Continue reading

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GNSS Options for UAS

Jeff Fagerman at Lidar USA has provided the second article on the issue of obtaining control for lidar mapping missions. In this one he describes the options for obtaining decimeter level control in the 10 to 50 cm range and … Continue reading

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ASTM UAS Inspection Standard

The ASTM task group on façade inspections introduced E3036, Guide for Notating Façade Conditions in the Field, and proposed WK52572, Guide for Visual Inspection of Building Facades Using Drones to better building façade inspections. E3036 provides standard notation, syntax, and … Continue reading

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USGS Announces 3DEP Awards

The U.S. Geological Survey has announced the first recipients of the 2016 partnership funding awards for the 3D Elevation Program. This program, referred to as 3DEP, presents a unique opportunity for collaboration between the USGS and other federal, state and … Continue reading

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