Monthly Archives: November 2018

Driverless Car Revolution is Running Late

The adoption rate for the driverless car is behind schedule. Engineering challenge of the decade Auto makers are becoming more cautious Greatest obstacle is fear of trusting a robot Vehicle insurance and laws would have to be overhauled In this … Continue reading

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How to Specify 3D Laser Scanning Services

How to Specify 3D Laser Scanning Services: It has to be all or nothing Make it performance vs. prescriptive – results, not methods Rely on the expertise of the laser scanning services provider Must provide results that the client can … Continue reading

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Joe Wolf – “Spotlight on a Younger Geospatial Professional”

This interview with Joe Wolf  is the fifth Lidar News Younger Geospatial Spotlight Interview. Congratulations to Joe for what he has accomplished in a short time and please think about sharing your story with us. Please provide a recap of … Continue reading

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October 2018 Lidar News Video of the Month

It’s time to vote for the Lidar News Video of the month for October 2018. Here is the list of outstanding videos: Yellowscan Lidar for UAV from Yellowscan What is BIM? from TruePoint Laser Scanning Celts, Maps and Computers from … Continue reading

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Geospatial Monitoring with Hyperspatial Point Clouds

Papers are being requested for a special issue of the ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information concerning Geospatial Monitoring. In recent years, the capabilities and applications of advanced geospatial technologies—such as 3D laser scanning (i.e., lidar), structure from motion, multi-view stereo, … Continue reading

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Oracle Wants to Lead the Digital Revolution in Construction

It seems as though a number of software companies, like Autodesk and now Oracle see the construction market as a big, missed opportunity. In Oracle’s case at least, the key word is big, as in Big Data.  It will be … Continue reading

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USGS 3DEP – The 3D Elevation Map is Half Full

The USGS 3D Elevation Program, or 3DEP is a momentous undertaking in terms of the cost, organizational requirements and the data management, but the good news the country is 50% completed. There will be a keynote presentation at ILMF 2019 … Continue reading

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Autodesk University 2018 is Next Week in Vegas

Autodesk University 2018 takes over the spotlight in Las Vegas, NV this coming week from Trimble Dimensions with a complete slate of education and training. AU runs from November 13 to 15. “Learn – Connect – Explore” is the theme … Continue reading

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Younger Geospatial Professionals, Meet Older Geo Pros

We have a great mix started on the LinkedIn group of Younger Geospatial Professionals (YGPs) and “older geospatial professionals” (OGPs). As a result, I would like to invite and encourage both groups to provide your thoughts on how this co-mingling … Continue reading

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3D BIM – What is the Real Adoption Rate?

The 3D laser scanning industry has certainly demonstrated that they have the technology to deliver an as-built 3D BIM. The question is – “Are the building owners willing to pay for it? I had a chance to speak with some … Continue reading

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