Category Archives: Data

Data Management Strategy is a Key to Success

In speaking with Ted Knaak recently he pointed out that data management is one of the key issues that needs to be addressed when working with large quantities of 3D data. People are able to learn the techniques for extracting 3D … Continue reading

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Dynamic Map Service Available from USGS

The USGS 3DEP program has added a powerful new dynamic map service capability to make it much simpler to investigate the range of products that can be generated on demand from the digital elevation data. The dynamic map service can … 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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Multi-scan Segmentation of Terrestrial Laser Scanning Data

The process of point cloud segmentation groups points with similar attributes such as geometric, colormetric, radiometric, and/or other information to support Terrestrial Laser Scanning (TLS) data processing such as feature extraction, classification, modeling, analysis, and more. From the Abstract by … Continue reading

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National Geodetic Survey 2018 Webinars

In case you missed the National Geodetic Survey – NGS webinar on June 7, 2018 entitled, “Industry Engagement to Modernize the National Spatial Reference System (NSRS) it is now available along with others on the NGS website. Major changes are … Continue reading

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Sensoris is an Important Step in the Right Direction

Imagine an industry-derived and supported standard for communicating between an autonomous vehicle and the cloud. Wouldn’t  that solve a lot of problems and save a lot of time (equals money)? That is what SENSORIS –SENSOR Interface Specification is all about. … Continue reading

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Technology Manifesto for the 3D Built Environment – Complete

The final part of the Technology Manifesto has been added to Parts 1 and 2 and the complete article has been published on the main Lidar News website. Here are a couple of the ideas from the final section. The … Continue reading

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High Definition Maps – What are They?

It seems like the autonomous vehicle industry agrees that they will require high definition maps in order for the vehicle sensor packages to compare the derived location with what is supposed to be ground truth. The only problem is, nobody … Continue reading

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Technology Manifesto for the Built Environment – Part 2

Good friend, John Russo, the founder of Architectural Resource Consultants and USIBD commented on Part 1 of the Technology Manifesto noting that the Built Environment is different from the music or automotive industry in that each project is essentially one … Continue reading

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OpenLSEF Organizational Conference Call

The OpenLSEF group is holding a conference call on Thursday July 19 to discuss how to move the agenda forward. The call in information is below. This is not a webinar. The call will discuss the need for people to … Continue reading

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