Monthly Archives: September 2018

Arduino-based Lidar Scanner

Pretty interesting example of what you can do with the Arduino and a little electronics. Note – If you liked this post click here to stay informed of all of the 3D laser scanning, UAS, autonomous vehicle and Lidar News. … Continue reading

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ICESat-2 Will Carry Photon-Counting Lidar

NASA launched the ICESat-2 satellite with the Advanced Topographic Laser Altimeter System – ATLAS in September of this year. The mission is to assess the impact of global warming on the polar ice caps and lidar is the main technology. … Continue reading

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COBie – What is it and Why is it Important?

COBie is the Construction-Operations Building information exchange. It was developed as a result of a 2007 study. (Editors Note – Ben Wallbank at the Viewpoint Surveyor blog provided this explanation.) “COBie is a vehicle for sharing what is predominantly non-graphical … Continue reading

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Scoobe3D Scanner Claims No Post Processing

The Scoobe3D Scanner from German startup Scoobe3D GmbH is an amazing device from both a hardware and software perspective. (Editor’s Note – The technology being used by Scoobe3D is not from the MIT Media Lab. The article has been modified … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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