Monthly Archives: October 2018

Year in Infrastructure 2018 Starts with Media Day

Bentley Systems’ Year in Infrastructure 2018 conference kicks off in London on Monday with typically more than 100 members of the press in attendance. Jurors met today to go over their selections and lobby for their favorite projects. In the … Continue reading

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Autonomous Haulage from Caterpillar at FMG Solomon Mine

Rob Lawton, Senior Mine Surveyor for FMG Solomon reports from western Australia that that they have 62 autonomous haulage Cat trucks using LiDAR systems on the front (Velodyne HDL-64E mapping system). Be sure to watch the video to see this … Continue reading

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Year In Infrastructure Awards 2018 in London

Bentley Systems is hosting the Year in Infrastructure Awards 2018 conference in London next week. There are Academy sessions on Monday and keynotes on Tuesday.  Nirvana for the civil engineer. Bentley has been sponsoring the Year in Infrastructure conference for … Continue reading

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Lidar Mapping Google Group Invitation

Simon Ritchie has recently created the  Lidar Mapping Google discussion group about the use of Lidar for geographical mapping. He would like to invite you to join. For those not familiar with Google groups, they are online discussion forums. The … Continue reading

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OPUS-Projects Manager’s In-Person Training

An in-person, two-day training session on OPUS-Projects is being offered by NGS trainers Charles Geoghegan and Benjamin Erickson on December 11 and 12, 2018 at the NGS Testing and Training Center in Woodford, VA. This is an excellent opportunity to … Continue reading

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Donna Strickland Awarded Nobel Prize for Laser Physics

The national news last week had a story on the fact that a woman, Donna Strickland won the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics for the first time in 55 years. Quite an honor. What was of even more interest to … Continue reading

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Geodesy Fundamentals Webinar From NGS

Dave Zenk, NGS Northern Plains Regional Geodetic Advisor is presenting a webinar on Geodesy Fundamentals October 11, 2018 at 2 PM EDT. This webinar discusses the fundamentals of astronomy, geodesy, geodetic datums, map projections, and GPS. It is intended to … Continue reading

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ASPRS Student Scholarship Program Has $50,000

Attention! You can apply to the ASPRS Student Scholarship Program for one or more of the awards. Read the instructions below to apply. Then begin preparing your application and contacting prospective recommenders. ASPRS is pleased to offer twelve scholarship awards … Continue reading

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PSCR Awards Over $750K for PSIAP Point Cloud City

The Public Safety Communications Research Division – PSCR of NIST recently announced that three communities had been awarded grants to the Public Safety Innovation Accelerator Program (PSIAP) Point Cloud City funding opportunity. This program announced this past spring has awarded The … Continue reading

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Waymo Patent Claims Rejected by USPTO

Over the past 12 months the Waymo vs. Uber lawsuit has resulted in an agreement by Uber to re-design its lidar so as not to infringe on the key “936 Waymo patent,” as well as a payment of $245 million … Continue reading

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