Monthly Archives: August 2016

Baidu Invests in Velodyne

This is potentially very BIG news for both Baidu, a mega Chinese consumer Internet company and Velodyne Lidar. Autonomous vehicles have a much greater potential in a highly controlled state government. It’s learned that Baidu has reached investment intent with … Continue reading

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New International Committee on BIM

Commission 4 of the International Association of Geodesy (IAG) has recently established a working group (WG) on Building Information Modeling. Terms of reference for the working group can be found at The WG is calling for interested researchers to … Continue reading

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Lidar and sUAS

If you are interested in the use of lidar with a sUAS Matt Coleman from PrecisionHawk has written an informative article on the topic. As he notes, “The fact that LiDAR is still a relatively heavy sensor with high power … Continue reading

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Estimating Forest Biomass with Lidar

The scientific community involved in the UN-REDD program is still reporting large uncertainties about the amount and spatial variability of CO2 stored in forests. The main limitation has been the lack of field samplings over space and time needed to … Continue reading

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ASPRS Announces Call for Abstracts

The ASPRS has just announced a Call for Abstracts for IGTF 2017 to be held in Baltimore, MD March 13 – 17, 2017. They are seeking premier presentation and workshop submissions dealing with ASPRS core disciplines and their application in … Continue reading

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USIBD Announces Keynote Speaker

The USIBD has just announced that the  BIM Facilities Manager for NASA’s Langley Research Center (LaRC), Errol Plata, will provide the keynote as part of the welcome reception for the 2016 Symposium. Mr. Plata works on the Center Operations Directorate’s … Continue reading

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3D Laser Scanning and Modeling Industry Survey

ClearEdge3D surveyed over 5,500 industry professionals worldwide and has produced a free report detailing their findings. The survey illuminates crucial industry data including average project profit margin, scanning/modeling best practices, profit margin degraders, hardware and software market share and more. … Continue reading

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ILMF 2017 Call for Papers

The organizers of the International LiDAR Mapping Forum (ILMF) have announced a Call for Papers for the 2017 event which will take place in Denver, Colorado, USA, February 13-15, 2017. The Call for Papers invites any interested parties to submit … Continue reading

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sUAS Consumer Guide

Researchers at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University have created a free, 50 page sUAS consumer guide for novice users. They examined 12 popular consumer multirotor sUAS platforms, reviewing key areas of critical importance to users. These investigation areas, essential to understanding suitability … Continue reading

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USIBD 2016 Symposium

The USIBD is hosting their 2nd Annual Symposium, “Discovering the Built Environment” in Atlanta, GA October 16 and 17. The event features a day and a half with professionals in building documentation, for a series of quick-fire presentations, and a … Continue reading

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