Monthly Archives: November 2018

Volvo and Luminar Team to Produce 360c Concept

There is no question that the video is impressive and that Volvo and Luminar seem fully invested in a safe introduction of autonomous vehicles, but achieving Level 4 (everything with some constraints) under highway conditions is a monumental challenge. A … Continue reading

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FAA Reauthorization Act – What is Impact on UAS Industry?

The FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 is being hailed as a significant step forward by those in the UAS/UAV industry and by aviation law experts. From the article in UAS Magazine by Patrick C. Miller, October 10, 2018: The act—passed … Continue reading

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NASA InSight Lands Successfully on Mars

After traveling for 6 months and covering more than 300 million miles NASA InSight has landed on Mars to the joy and tears of the NASA team. Congratulations to all! I never get tired of watching these landings – truly … Continue reading

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Geo Week – 2019 – Have You Made Your Plans?

Geo Week – 2019 is just a short two months out, particularly if you take out the holidays. By combining ILMF, MAPPS and ASPRS, Denver, CO is going to be the geospatial place to be the week of January 25 … Continue reading

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Join USIBD in Advancing 3D Building Documentation

Please join USIBD  – the U.S. Institute of Building Documentation today, so you can get involved with their important mission of standardizing and advancing the 3D building documentation industry. Join professionals from all areas of the Building Documentation industry, working … Continue reading

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Autodesk Goes All In on Construction

In one of the largest acquisitions in the history of Autodesk they have agreed to acquire PlanGrid, a leading provider of construction productivity software. This is the market that Autodesk is planning its future growth strategy around. It’s going to … Continue reading

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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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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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