Monthly Archives: April 2018

Why Does Cadillac Super Cruise Work?

A recent test of the Cadillac Super Cruise option reveals that it really works. Why? The author of an article in Forbes claims because it is the quality of the HD mapping that start-up Ushr is providing. To confirm that … Continue reading

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Content Marketing Ranks Number One

I am shifting gears today from technology to the strategic marketing side of the lidar B2B world. This won’t be for everyone, but I think it will be of value to many small businesses that struggle with knowing what to … Continue reading

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NASA is Calibrating the Space Station Lidar

(From article by Ruth Fraňková, Petr Kološ) The Žofín forest, located in Novohradské Hory in the Czech Republic near the border with Austria, was declared a protected area in 1838. Its oldest trees, mostly giant spruces and firs, are up … Continue reading

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USIBD’s Cornerstone Report Survey #11: Hardware

Yesterday the U.S. Institute of Building Documentation (USIBD) sent out an online Cornerstone Report (CSR) survey to their membership and industry partners regarding Hardware. The survey is also open to the public at the link below. Cornerstone Report #11 is … Continue reading

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Trees Move When They Sleep

When researchers from Denmark and Hungary studied twenty-two individual tree and shrub species by scanning them overnight under strictly controlled conditions they were surprised by the results. “We detected a previously unknown periodic movement of up to one centimeter in … Continue reading

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The Surveying Engineer

Attending the inaugural ASCE UESI 2018 Surveying & Geomatics Conference today was “one small step” in the right direction. ASCE has not held a surveying conference for over 25 years, yet not a single construction project around the world could … Continue reading

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Automated Inventory Using Smart Drones

Maintaining an accurate warehouse inventory can be a very tedious process. Attempts to automate the workflow face a number of challenges such as fast turn around and lack of survey control. It looks like Exyn Technologies which emerged from the … Continue reading

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Media Survey – Make Your Opinion Count

Here’s your chance to influence the 3D lidar industry and make your opinion count. Lidar News invites you to participate in a brief, online Media Survey. Your input on these important topics is highly valued and we think you’ll find … Continue reading

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Preserving the Old with the New

EDG is a New York City architectural design studio that is using 3D laser scanning and 3D printing to conserve and restore the intricate details of historic building facades that cannot be duplicated in today’s construction environment. It makes you … Continue reading

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CyArk and Google Combine Forces

CyArk is teaming up with Google Arts and Culture to offer an online 3D library of cultural heritage sites around the world. Ben Kacyra grew up in Mosul, Iraq and for the past 15+ years has been on a mission … Continue reading

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