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We are also very interested in promoting the growth of the industry in a professional sense as well as the development and use of standards, such as ASTM E57. As the Built Environment (what some refer to as AEC) transitions over this decade from 2D to 3D and from paper plans to 3D models, the demand for lidar and laser scanning is certain to continue its double digit growth. When we no longer have to explain what 3D laser scanning is and what lidar stands for then we will have arrived. Lidar News will be there to support you along this journey.


  • Hi Gene,

    Been awhile, took a position here in Tampa! Wanted to bring some software to your and attention and for you to review, if you have not seen it already. FINALLY someone “gets it”, this software, among other things, checks LAS files for compliance, and other critical QC items. Should be used by both providers and end-users in my opinion. Take a look and let me know what you think. Pay special attention to Topo Analyst.



  • Hello Gene,

    I apologize if this post is out of place.

    I am working on a project to scan truck beds and rail cars, while they are moving (relatively slow speeds).

    The purpose of the scanning is to provide the following.
    Calculate the loaded volume (when interfaced to a scale)
    Provide images of the load so that we can see how the material is being loaded in the trucks or rail cars

    The scanner would be mounted outside on a pole, positioned so that the truck or rail car would drive under the scanner.

    I am having trouble finding a solution/partner that can help me with this project at a reasonable cost.

    I would appreciate it, if you could point me in the right direction.

    Kind Regards,

    Matt Walz

  • Dear Gene V. Roe Ph.D., P.E., PLS,I’m Afework Mekeberiaw currently working on inpho’s product such as Match AT, and DTMaster so as to edit DTM, what I want to know is the General workflow of DTM editing regardless of the platform.
    I,m looking for your responser

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