Monthly Archives: September 2018

POLAR I is Increasing Scan Accuracy by 1,000X

Alan Bologlu, the CEO of POLAR I, Inc. recently introduced me to an exciting new approach that increases the accuracy of laser scanning by a factor of 1,000, using commercial off the shelf cameras and the POLAR I proprietary algorithm. … Continue reading

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Intraoral Laser Scanning in Tijuana, Mexico

Dentists in Tijuana, Mexico are using the most advanced dental equipment, including intraoral laser scanning to provide less expensive dental care. Just minutes from the U.S. border in Tijuana, Mexico there is a dental practice, Mexico Dental Network in Tijuana, … Continue reading

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COBie Subcommittee Formed by USIBD

The U.S. Institute of Building Documentation (USIBD) is pleased to announce the formation of the Construction-Operations Building information exchange (COBie) Subcommittee, under the umbrella of the Education Committee. This is an important step in the right direction for the building … Continue reading

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NCALM Supports Diverse Lidar Research Projects

The National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping – NCALM is a joint effort of the University of Houston and UC Berkeley. It provides lidar data for research, advances lidar mapping and trains graduate students in the use of technologies. In … Continue reading

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Intel Capital Invests in Delair to Accelerate Software Platform

Intel Capital is one of the world’s most powerful venture capital firms. If you recall from the Olympics (see below) they have a keen interest in UAVs, making Delair an ideal investment partner. For the past year, Delair and Intel … Continue reading

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Automotive Lidar – Are We There Yet?

The use of automotive lidar for autonomous vehicle navigation requires not only the innovative application of technology, but in the final analysis a business plan that reflects the realities of supplying components to the automotive industry. Jan-Erik Källhammer is the … Continue reading

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FARO Technologies and Traceable Construction

Over the past couple of years FARO has been somewhat quietly building an impressive stable of software products, engineering talent and a vision for how they will improve construction productivity. They refer to it as an Informed Construction Lifecycle. There … Continue reading

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Cassandra Quintal – Young Geospatial Professional

This is the first of an ongoing series of  interviews entitled “Spotlight on Young Geospatial Professionals.” If you would like to share your story or recommend someone please contact editor@lidarnews.com. Congratulations to Cassandra Quintal for being the first Spotlight interview. … Continue reading

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USIBD 2018 Symposium is Just Two Short Weeks Away

The USIBD 2018 Symposium takes place in Las Vegas, NV September 24 – 26 in conjunction with the BIMForum at the Cosmopolitan. Act now to reserve your place at this high value event. For all of the people who either … Continue reading

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The Laser That’s Changing the World

Todd Neff has written the first comprehensive book on the development of 3D laser scanning and lidar. I think I may have reached the peak of my literary career! No, I haven’t written a book, or even a chapter of … Continue reading

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