Category Archives: 3D Modeling

Scan to BIM for Absolute Beginners by Dan Edleson

The first time I ever saw someone modeling off a point cloud, I assumed it was just an inefficient workaround. I thought I had seen everything Revit had to offer and looking at the pixelated images in the Revit browser … Continue reading

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Automating Plant ID with Laser Scanning and AI

Automated camera systems have enabled scientists to quickly track traits of thousands of plants. Now researchers at the Salk Institute are automating plant identification with 3D laser scanning and machine-learning algorithms. The algorithms teach a computer to analyze three-dimensional shapes … Continue reading

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Last Chance to Register for Multi-Sensor Data Fusion Webinar

Okay,  for all the last minute folks out there the time has come to register for an important and free educational webinar, entitled “Advantages and Challenges of a Multi-Sensor, 3D Data Fusion Strategy.” If you are not able to attend, … Continue reading

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Drone Safety in Construction, Utilities, AG and More

November 4-10 was the Federal Aviation Administration‘s (“FAA”) first annual National Drone Safety Awareness Week. The FAA’s mission is to provide the safest, most efficient aerospace system in the world, which it accomplishes by ensuring that all those who utilize the U.S. … Continue reading

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Scan to BIM – How to Deal with Real World Imperfections

Thanks to Dan Edleson for this third guest blog post discussing the imperfections that need to be recognized in the real world of Scan to BIM. “If the world were perfect, it wouldn’t be.” – Yogi Berra The great thing … Continue reading

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Lidar Inspections Improve Construction Safety

When it comes to a construction project, there are few things that are as important as safety and efficiency. And often, these factors are inter-related. When you don’t have efficient processes, it can be difficult to maintain the safety of … Continue reading

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Potree Renders Large Point Clouds in a Browser

Thanks to Matt O’Banion at West Point and Mike Olsen at OSU for the heads up on Potree – a free, open-source, WebGL based point cloud renderer for large point clouds, developed at the Institute of Computer Graphics and Algorithms, … Continue reading

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Digital Construction Verification Using 3D Laser Scanning

BAM Construction used FARO laser scanning hardware and the BuildIT Construction software to perform a digital construction verification. showcase how the construction was in compliance with the strict specified dimensional tolerances, subsequent to the construction of the concrete pool tank … Continue reading

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USGS NGP Releases New Lidar Base Specification

The USGS NGP Lidar Base Specification version 2.1 is now available. Some notable changes include: Defining the project area as the lidar acquisition project boundary plus a 100-meter buffer Applying the specification to the extent of the defined project area … Continue reading

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Multisensor Data Collection Includes Sonar and Lidar

Bibby HydroMap, a UK-based company, has successfully completed an asset inspection survey of several bridges and the Weaver Sailing Club along the River Weaver in Cheshire (UK), an opportunity demonstrating its multisensor, marine 3D imaging capabilities in a highly dynamic … Continue reading

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