Category Archives: Indoor Mapping

NavVis M6 is Streamlining Scan-to-BIM Workflows

The M6 mobile mapping platform from NavVis provides a highly efficient means of collecting the as-found conditions for the interior of a building. From a NavVis blog post by Stephen Cousins Scanning technology is becoming a critical function of integrated … Continue reading

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Augmented Reality Requires Powerful 3D Camera

A report from Bloomberg indicates that Apple is planning to launch iPhones in 2020 with a more powerful 3-D camera to support the company’s push into augmented reality, according to people familiar with the plans. The rear-facing, longer-range 3-D camera … Continue reading

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The 3D Laser Scanning Industry – Where Are We?

There is no question that 2018 has seen advancements in many of the 3D laser scanning application areas, including the red hot drone and autonomous vehicle sectors, but as an industry are we taking full advantage of the transformation from … Continue reading

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Piping Layout Consultants Delivers 3D Paper Mill Project

Piping Layout Consultants -PLC details the benefits and best practices of using 3D laser scanning to retrofit a paper mill piping upgrade. The following is from an article in Building Design and Construction. For a recent U.S. paper mill project, … Continue reading

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Standard Cyborg Let’s You Create 3D Images with iPhone

Capture is a software app from Standard Cyborg that let’s you capture 3D images with your iPhone. From an article in Digital Trends. What if, instead of having to shell out the best part of a years’ rent for a … Continue reading

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Murphy Surveys Setting the Standard for BIM and FM

Murphy Surveys commissions the latest digital tools to truthfully capture comprehensive 3D point cloud data, recording the built environment with extraordinary detail and accuracy, regardless of the nature or use of the building. From an article by the Editor of … Continue reading

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Join USIBD in Advancing 3D Building Documentation

Please join USIBD  – the U.S. Institute of Building Documentation today, so you can get involved with their important mission of standardizing and advancing the 3D building documentation industry. Join professionals from all areas of the Building Documentation industry, working … Continue reading

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3D BIM – What is the Real Adoption Rate?

The 3D laser scanning industry has certainly demonstrated that they have the technology to deliver an as-built 3D BIM. The question is – “Are the building owners willing to pay for it? I had a chance to speak with some … 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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FARO Technologies and Traceable Construction

Over the past couple of years FARO has been somewhat quietly building an impressive stable of software products, engineering talent and a vision for how they will improve construction productivity. They refer to it as an Informed Construction Lifecycle. There … Continue reading

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