Monthly Archives: July 2018

Eco3d – Through the Eyes of the Consumer

Eco3d (Editor’s Note. This is an excerpt from a detailed article which offers and inside look at the workflows, best practices and lessons learned by the rapidly growing team at Eco3d.) “That’s where Eco3d comes into play! In an effort … Continue reading

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High Definition Maps – What are They?

It seems like the autonomous vehicle industry agrees that they will require high definition maps in order for the vehicle sensor packages to compare the derived location with what is supposed to be ground truth. The only problem is, nobody … Continue reading

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USIBD Symposium 2018 Announced for September

The 2018 USIBD Symposium will be held at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas September 24 – 26. The USIBD and BIMForum bring together emerging leaders from across the AECO industry to network, collaborate, and share information.

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Transportation and GIS – The Debate Continues

This was one of the key side discussions on the final day of the very successful TRB AFB80 summer meeting. The expected increase in autonomous and connected (the vehicle is connected to the infrastructure via dedicated radio signal) vehicle use, … Continue reading

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TRB AFB80 Recap

Tuesday at the AFB80 summer meeting was jam packed with presentations on small UAS, a visit to the Caltrans Transportation Lab and then detailed presentations on autonomous surface vehicles for hydrographic mapping, mobile lidar, ground penetrating lidar and subsurface utilities. … Continue reading

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Changes in State Plane Coordinates

Here in the U.S., Michael Dennis from the NGS explained at the TRB AFB80 summer meeting with the 2022 adjustment being planned the basis for state plane coordinates is going to change. Right now the NGS has a proposal that … Continue reading

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Technology Manifesto for the Built Environment – Part 2

Good friend, John Russo, the founder of Architectural Resource Consultants and USIBD commented on Part 1 of the Technology Manifesto noting that the Built Environment is different from the music or automotive industry in that each project is essentially one … Continue reading

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Media Sources Online Survey Results Now Available

Just a quick note to say that the results are in from the Lidar News one question media sources poll. Thank you to everyone that participated. This information is valuable to the industry. We have a new one being designed … Continue reading

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Light – Camera of the Future

The basic concept for the design of the Light camera is that lots of (in this case 16)  little cameras when carefully configured and managed creatively with the right software can outperform one big one. Have a look at the … Continue reading

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Neptec Design Group Acquired

The big news coming from this year’s Farnborough Air Show in the photonics category was the acquisition of Neptec Design Group by MDA, a Canadian division of Maxar Technologies. Some might recall from a few years ago that we covered … Continue reading

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