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Nathan Eick – Geospatial Specialist at Aerial Services, Inc.

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s probably….Nathan Eick. Meet Nathan, Aerial Services’ Geospatial Specialist. As a Geospatial Specialist some of Nathan’s responsibilities include preflight planning, fixed-wing and UAS collection, post flight processing and has assisted with maintenance.  He is … Continue reading

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NGS Webinar – GPS on Bench Marks 2022 Campaign

As part of modernizing the National Spatial Reference System, a NGS webinar will explain a transformation tool that provides a mapping-grade transformation between the current and new datums. Users are encouraged to submit GPS data on existing bench marks to … Continue reading

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LevelS3D Delivered Beyond Spec Using Mobile Lidar

LevelS3D delivered results that exceeded the project requirements on a recent project where they mapped a Paris metro station using the NavVis M6. LevelS3D is a French company founded in 2012 which develops 3D scanning applications for the next-gen tablets … Continue reading

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PrimeSense 3D Scanning Invention Patent Updated

Apple filed a continuation patent in Europe on Thursday that covers a major update to a key PrimeSense 3D scanning and projection invention. PrimeSense, which Apple acquired in late 2013, originally filed this patent in February 2013. Apple was granted … Continue reading

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Airborne Lidar Industry Understands Value of Standards

As I mentioned in a recent post, the airborne lidar industry has had the good fortune and wisdom to continue to follow the time proven mapping standards established for aerial photogrammetry projects. Lidar is basically treated as just another imaging … Continue reading

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Crawling Robots Use Cameras to Inspect Wind Blades

Drones and crawling robots outfitted with special scanning technology could help wind blades stay in service longer, which may help lower the cost of wind energy at a time when blades are getting bigger, pricier and harder to transport, Sandia … Continue reading

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Specifying 3D Accuracy When Using a SLAM Scanner

Monday’s post, which caused an encouraging jump in traffic, came in part from the preparations that are underway for a webinar on specifying 3D accuracy for laser scanners. This educational webinar, co-sponsored by the USIBD and Paracosm will discuss the … Continue reading

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TRB AFB80 Summer Meeting is Just One Week Away

TRB AFB80 is the standing committee focused on Geospatial Data Acquisition Technologies in Design and Construction relating to highway transportation. We will be meeting in Daytona, FL July 21 – 24, 2019 at the Daytona Hotel. Time to register for … Continue reading

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Surveying Control – Its Misuse and Effects on Accuracy

One of the most important concepts in surveying is the principle that surveying control should be significantly more accurate than the actual survey. Some say it should be twice as accurate, some say an order of magnitude. In many cases … Continue reading

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Waymo CTO is Working on The Difficult Edge Cases

Dmitri Dolgov, Waymo CTO is fighting the elements in his bid to bring autonomous cars to the world. The chief technology officer of Waymo, the Alphabet-owned firm born out of Google’s semi-secret X development lab, is at a point where … Continue reading

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