Monthly Archives: April 2016


To add more excitement to AUVSI’s annual conference they came up with a pretty catchy name. XPONENTIAL 2016 is the BIG one with over 650 exhibitors featuring automated vehicles, robotics, drones and more. It starts May 2 and runs for … Continue reading

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Creating 3D CAD Models From Point Clouds

In this article from Intertek they explain in detail how to create 3D CAD models from laser scan point cloud data in a complex plant environment. As they explain: “There are two types of CAD models produced from laser scan … Continue reading

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Lidar News Today – April 19, 2016

The Lidar News Today enewsletter recapping the top events from last week is now available. This issue includes an important article on the impact of software on the lidar industry, highlights from last week’s IGTF and SPAR 3D conference, a … Continue reading

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Top Drone FAA Exemptions

According to this Construction Dive report the Federal Aviation Administration has given construction and infrastructure businesses 1,800 exemptions, almost 60% of all industry requests for exemptions —which is also almost 40% of the total 4,600 exemptions the FAA has approved, according … Continue reading

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India Planning to Make Use of Lidar

This article in the Hindu Times explains how India plans to make full use of  lidar technology for a range of projects. They report that: “Use of Lidar technology is quite beneficial and it gives quality data in digital form … Continue reading

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Bad Weather and Autonomous Vehicles

As the plans progress for the introduction of autonomous vehicles the questions begin to arise, such as how are these vehicles going to operate in rain and snow. This article in Auto World News explains how Ford has been working … Continue reading

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The Consumers of Geospatial Information

Yesterday’s Frontier Day outreach program marked an important turning point for the ASPRS. By reaching out to the consumers of the geospatial technology and information that the members of ASPRS develop and produce a much broader audience is now being … Continue reading

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Frontier Day

The ASPRS IGTF conference wraps up today with Frontier Day. This is an outreach focused event that seeks to engage with a new audience of K – 12 students and educators as well as the business community that are consumers … Continue reading

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IGTF and SPAR 3D Conference Updates

As you can imagine with both the ASPRS IGTF and SPAR 3D to cover it is a challenge. I drove from Ft. Worth to the Woodlands and back yesterday. I arrived at SPAR 3D in time to hear a keynote … Continue reading

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Sweep Gets Kickstarted

Are you looking for a very low cost scanner then I have good news. Scanse has just completed a Kickstarter campaign to fund development of their Sweep scanner. They are now taking pre-orders on their website. From their press release, … Continue reading

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