Category Archives: 3D Modeling

How to Specify 3D Laser Scanning Services

How to Specify 3D Laser Scanning Services: It has to be all or nothing Make it performance vs. prescriptive – results, not methods Rely on the expertise of the laser scanning services provider Must provide results that the client can … 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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Single Photon Lidar – Proper Use From an Industry Pioneer

As lidar sensor choices expand, knowing the right tool for the job is key. Single Photon Lidar – SPL, offers many benefits over traditional linear mode lidar, but it is not a panacea. by Qassim Abdullah, CP, PSM  and Michael … Continue reading

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3D Scans and Animations Used to Inform Project Team

The issues facing the project team on the $968 million International Arrivals Facility project at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport could hardly have been more extreme. 3D scans and animations  were used to virtually sequence and insure that the install would go … 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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Geomatics Career Promoted by US Careers Online Video

US Careers Online has partnered with WithersRavenel to highlight Geomatics and Surveying as a possible career path. From an article in xyHt. North Carolina based US Careers Online—a leader in helping students find a career in new and interesting fields … Continue reading

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Wounded Eagle UAS Completes Mission for the VA

Wounded Eagle UAS (WE) unmanned aerial surveillance, with the help of their student UAS operators, completed aerial mapping of VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System’s (VAGLAHS) 388-acre VA West Los Angeles Medical Center (WLA) campus. Using a UAS and drone … Continue reading

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Crowdsourced Database of Street-Level Imagery

Mapillary, the Swedish startup that wants to take on Google and others in mapping the world via a crowdsourced database of street-level imagery, has been acquired by Facebook, according to the company’s blog. Terms of the deal aren’t being disclosed. … Continue reading

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Google Arts and Culture Program Preserves the Past

The Google Arts and Culture program is providing all of us with an incredible opportunity to experience places we might never see. From an article in i News by Rhiannon Williams. Technology, as an industry dedicated to the relentless reinvention … Continue reading

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Positional Accuracy Assessment for NAIP/3DEP Pilot

The Leica Geosystems CountryMapper hybrid system has the potential to collect data that satisfy the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Geospatial Program (NGP) and 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agriculture Imagery Program (NAIP) … Continue reading

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