Category Archives: Inspection

3D Sewer Asset Scanning

McRobert Contracting Services based in Perth, Australia has developed an innovative 3D laser scanning system that they have used in more than 200 3D laser asset inspections of sewer pump stations and other assets. They have significantly reduced the time … Continue reading

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TRB AFB80 Summer Meeting – Don’t Miss It

Time is running out for you to join us at one of the best, small geomatics conferences of the year. The AFB80 summer meeting in Sacramento, CA is just two weeks away running July 22 -25, 2018. This is an … Continue reading

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U.S. Navy Sees Big Savings From 3D Laser Scanning

The U.S. Navy is making a big commitment to the latest in 3D technology including laser scanning and virtual/augmented reality. In a recent article in USNI News a detailed recap of some of the latest technology and its application documents … Continue reading

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3D Scanning a Roller Coaster

Roller coaster installation and maintenance is serious business. Borrowing from The Perfectionists tolerances are tight especially when you take into account the speed of travel and the forces involved. For the past 35 years, Dr. Masoud Sanayei, a Professor of … Continue reading

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Evaluation of 3D Laser Scanning Equipment

I have not had a chance to review this report on 3D Laser Scanning Equipment yet, but I wanted to get this out there as soon as possible as it will certainly be of interest to not only those in … Continue reading

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SnapSkan Laser Scan Tire Check Service

As my brother explained, there’s a fear factor when it comes people and tires. Taking advantage of that Nokian Tyres P.L.C. is expanding the footprint of its SnapSkan digital tire check service in Finland and Norway. This might just catch … Continue reading

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Laser Scanning – Based Bridge Assessment

The Institute for Transportation at Iowa State University has released a report that considers the performance of terrestrial laser scanners as a means to automatically detect cracks when carrying out bridge structural condition assessments. This research project proposed to measure … Continue reading

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UAS Product Lines Being Developed

Maybe I missed these product developments in the overall din that surrounds the UAS industry, but in putting together the AUVSI XPONENTIAL conference preview I could not help but notice that Leica Geosystems and Topcon are both investing heavily in … Continue reading

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Automatic Asset Inspection

O.K. here’s a new business category that I think you are going to see a lot more of  – automatic asset inspection. In this case it is for power line inspection with a UAS equipped with a lidar sensor and … Continue reading

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The Integrated 3D Site

Thanks to Terry Bennett at Autodesk for this impressive video of what appears to be a very powerful, yet easy to use UAS that has been tightly integrated with Civil 3D and more. The UAS is the 3DR Solo with … Continue reading

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