Monthly Archives: June 2018

Automating A Highway Sign Inventory with Mobile Lidar

Before we get started today, I have a favor to ask. Could you please take 1 minute to take this one question survey ranking your preferred information sources. Click here and thank you. Stay tuned for the results. ##### In … Continue reading

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2D Scanning vs. 3D Scanning

When did people start scanning the floor plans of buildings? If you said the early 2,000’s then you are at about 10 years too late. Wait, how is that possible? The first Cyrax was released in the late 1,990’s. Well, … Continue reading

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3DEP Program Moving to LAZ

In support of ongoing efforts to provide efficient, cloud ready, open data formats for the use of lidar data, the USGS National Geospatial Program and its associated 3D Elevation Program is transitioning all of its lidar data distribution files to … Continue reading

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Geospatial Data Visualization at West Point

If you want to learn about a real world application of augmented/virtual reality be sure you check out the full article by the same title on Lidar News. Matt O’Banion and his team of West Point researchers are working on … Continue reading

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Laser Scanning Solves Piping Problems

From the FARO 3D Blog Rodney Roebuck, CEO of Roebuck Contracting, has been in the industry for 27 years and got his start in the HVAC and piping industry. In that time, he’s seen numerous innovations come to light — … Continue reading

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Drone’s and Autonomous Vehicles

I am finding it a challenge to keep up with the interesting autonomous news items this week, so rather than hitting “delete” I thought I would try something a little different – a quick synopsis so you can decide what … Continue reading

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Forensic BIM

It seems that tracking and documenting construction progress with a BIM can prove quite valuable when the construction claims begin to roll in. In a 2016 report from Arcadis, the average North American construction claim took over 14 months to … Continue reading

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OGC Calls for Participation in its Indoor Mapping and Navigation Pilot

The Indoor Mapping and Navigation Pilot will create and advance solutions to complex geospatial challenges related to indoor mapping and navigation for first responders. 18 June 2018: The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) has released a Call for Participation to solicit … Continue reading

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The Laser Scanning Forum

I am not sure how many readers are familiar with the Laser Scanning Forum – LSF. I suspect most of you, but if you’re not, then this is going to be a real find. It had been quite a while … Continue reading

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The Digital Twin

One term that I heard a couple of times last week at SPAR 3D/AEC Next which I was not familiar with was “digital twin”. It wasn’t too hard to get the idea from the context of the usage, but I … Continue reading

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