Category Archives: Data

TopoDOT is the New Company Name for Certainty 3D

In order to simplify the corporate messaging the Certainty 3D company name is being replaced with TopoDOT – the name of their flagship software. The new TopoDOT will still have the same leadership, support team and the same office – … Continue reading

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Novel Lidar Data Improves Understanding of Tropical Forests

Dr. Kim Calders and his team have just completed 2 months of field work in Australian tropical forests collecting both terrestrial and UAS lidar data to support a novel lidar data fusion methodology. Forest ecosystems contain more biomass than any … Continue reading

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Digital Twin – The Key Concept from YII 2018

As noted yesterday, Keith Bentley, CTO and Founder of Bentley Systems believes that the digital twin technology now being developed by his team is the most exciting in the history of the company. Yesterday’s open source code announcement notwithstanding, the … Continue reading

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iModel.js Library Released by Bentley to Open-Source

In what Keith Bentley, Founder and CTO referred to as the most important announcement in his 35 years of building Bentley Systems iModel.js, a JavaScript library for creating immersive connections to infrastructure digital twins was highlighted today. If you feel … Continue reading

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Scanning for Construction at Bentley’s YII 2018

I met Andrew Evans, Product Manager at Topcon at the Year in Infrastructure Awards today. He offered this blog post on Scanning for Construction, plus a look at the GLS 2000 scanner with its ability to set up over a … Continue reading

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Going Digital is Theme of Bentley’s YII 2018 Conference

As only Greg Bentley can do, he kicked off the YII 2018 conference in London this morning with an impressive vision of transformation that is being simply referred to as “Going Digital.” LONDON, U.K. – The Year in Infrastructure 2018 … Continue reading

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Year In Infrastructure Awards 2018 in London

Bentley Systems is hosting the Year in Infrastructure Awards 2018 conference in London next week. There are Academy sessions on Monday and keynotes on Tuesday.  Nirvana for the civil engineer. Bentley has been sponsoring the Year in Infrastructure conference for … Continue reading

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OPUS-Projects Manager’s In-Person Training

An in-person, two-day training session on OPUS-Projects is being offered by NGS trainers Charles Geoghegan and Benjamin Erickson on December 11 and 12, 2018 at the NGS Testing and Training Center in Woodford, VA. This is an excellent opportunity to … Continue reading

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PSCR Awards Over $750K for PSIAP Point Cloud City

The Public Safety Communications Research Division – PSCR of NIST recently announced that three communities had been awarded grants to the Public Safety Innovation Accelerator Program (PSIAP) Point Cloud City funding opportunity. This program announced this past spring has awarded The … 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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