Category Archives: Data

UAS Technology Being Evaluated by Transportation Agencies

Hazardous and tough-to-reach areas create difficulties for geotechnical experts assessing locations along our nation’s roadways. Unmanned aerial systems (UAS) offer a potential solution to these challenges. Many States are evaluating UAS technology to see how it can make project development … Continue reading

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Drone Lidar Delivers in a Fraction of the Time

Professionals who work in construction, engineering, surveying, or land development have probably either experienced or considered the awesome power of drone lidar to improve workflows. As technology transforms these industries, professionals are able to collect better data in a fraction … Continue reading

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Unmanned Vehicle Systems for Geomatics

I have had the opportunity to review an excellent scholarly reference entitled, “Unmanned Vehicle Systems for Geomatics – Towards Robotic Mapping.” The text was edited by Costas Armenakis and Petros Patias. Costas is an Associate Professor of Geomatics Engineering at … Continue reading

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Indoor Mapping with Lidar to Support First Responders

Two projects are testing ways to use light detection and ranging (LiDAR) remote sensing for indoor mapping buildings to increase first responders’ safety and efficiency when they respond to emergencies. From an article in GCN by Stephanie Kanowitz Both efforts … Continue reading

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The Internet of the Built Environment

One of the key drivers, along with mobility, on demand services, 5G and more, of the digital transformation of society is IoT – the Internet of Things. The plan for IoT is to have a sensor on everything, from bridges … 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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A Detailed Evaluation of Uncrewed UAS Lidar

Uncrewed aircraft systems (UASs) with integrated light detection and ranging (lidar) technology are becoming an increasingly popular and efficient remote sensing method for mapping. Due to its quick deployment and comparatively inexpensive cost, uncrewed laser scanning (ULS) can be a … Continue reading

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Footwear as Evidence – Documenting in 3D

Imprinted in sand, moulded in dirt, or stamped on the floor—footprints discovered at crime scenes can provide evidence for forensics teams who play a vital game of whodunit. In a two-dimensional form, the footwear evidence can be flawed at best. … 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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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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