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TRB AFB80 Summer Meeting – Don’t Miss It

Time is running out for you to join us at one of the best, small geomatics conferences of the year. The AFB80 summer meeting in Sacramento, CA is just two weeks away running July 22 -25, 2018. This is an … Continue reading

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U.S. Navy Sees Big Savings From 3D Laser Scanning

The U.S. Navy is making a big commitment to the latest in 3D technology including laser scanning and virtual/augmented reality. In a recent article in USNI News a detailed recap of some of the latest technology and its application documents … Continue reading

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3D Scanning a Roller Coaster

Roller coaster installation and maintenance is serious business. Borrowing from The Perfectionists tolerances are tight especially when you take into account the speed of travel and the forces involved. For the past 35 years, Dr. Masoud Sanayei, a Professor of … Continue reading

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Happy 4th of July!

For those of us who celebrate Independence Day – Happy 4th of July. They are using a combination of laser scanning and structure from motion to monitor rock falls in Yosemite where these are a daily occurrence and people lose … Continue reading

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The History of Precision

If you are in the measurement business, as most of us are, then you are going to want to carve out some time to read The Perfectionists – How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World, by Simon Winchester. It will … Continue reading

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New Apple Maps

Apple is investing heavily in developing their own map database. They will eventually phase out their use of third party data providers. In the process they intend to create the best map app in the world. “Since we introduced this … Continue reading

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Automating A Highway Sign Inventory with Mobile Lidar

Before we get started today, I have a favor to ask. Could you please take 1 minute to take this one question survey ranking your preferred information sources. Click here and thank you. Stay tuned for the results. ##### In … Continue reading

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2D Scanning vs. 3D Scanning

When did people start scanning the floor plans of buildings? If you said the early 2,000’s then you are at about 10 years too late. Wait, how is that possible? The first Cyrax was released in the late 1,990’s. Well, … Continue reading

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3DEP Program Moving to LAZ

In support of ongoing efforts to provide efficient, cloud ready, open data formats for the use of lidar data, the USGS National Geospatial Program and its associated 3D Elevation Program is transitioning all of its lidar data distribution files to … Continue reading

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Geospatial Data Visualization at West Point

If you want to learn about a real world application of augmented/virtual reality be sure you check out the full article by the same title on Lidar News. Matt O’Banion and his team of West Point researchers are working on … Continue reading

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