Category Archives: point clouds

Last Supper Site Preserved with 3D Laser Scanning

On the holy day of Good Friday the timing is perfect for this in-depth article featuring the 3D laser scanning of what is claimed to be the site of the Last Supper. From an article in Fox News by James … Continue reading

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ICESat-2 Laser Scanning Satellite Needs Your Data

I guess this one belongs in the crowd sourced data folder. NASA is looking for volunteers to help ground truth and calibrate their laser scanning satellite ICESat-2 by measuring tree heights with your smart phone. NASA launched a laser-powered planetary … Continue reading

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Notre Dame Cathedral was 3D Laser Scanned in 2005

Andrew Tallon, a leader in the study of Gothic architecture began scanning the Notre Dame Cathedral in 2001. Although Professor Tallon has passed, that rich, 3D data has just taken on much greater importance as a result of the devastating … Continue reading

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3D Elevation Program Updates Webinar From the USGS

A number of presentations, including those from the USGS on the status of the 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) had to be cancelled at the recent ILMF conference. A webinar has been scheduled for April 24, 2019 at 11 AM EDT, … Continue reading

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Mobile Lidar Trajectory Reconstruction – A Game Changer

This is the abstract for an article entitled, “An Efficient Framework for Mobile Lidar Trajectory Reconstruction and Mo-norvana Segmentation.” Mobile laser scanning (MLS, or mobile lidar) is a 3-D data acquisition technique that has been widely used in a variety … Continue reading

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Direct Dimensions – A True Pioneer in 3D Laser Scanning

I have been lucky to know Michael Raphael, the founder of Direct Dimensions and important innovator in the field of 3D laser scanning for the past ten plus years. His firm has one of the most diverse track records and … Continue reading

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Colorado State Receives 3D Technology Gift from Trimble

Trimble  announced today that it has awarded a significant in-kind gift to the Department of Construction Management at Colorado State University (CSU) that will expand the University’s leadership in training and research for 3D building design, construction management, digital fabrication, civil … Continue reading

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SPAR 3D 2019 and HxGN LIVE 2019 – Are you Attending?

As I begin to review the submissions for the Younger Geospatial Professional of the Year Award, co-sponsored by SPAR 3D 2019 and Leica Geosystems, it reminded me that I need to make my travel plans. HxGN LIVE 2019 occurs a … Continue reading

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Lidar for Drone Conference – Products and Case Studies

The YellowScan Lidar for Drone 2019 Conference delivered a high value mix of technical product information and detailed case studies. Congratulations to the team and the partners for a great learning experience. As mentioned in a previous blog post the … Continue reading

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UAS Lidar – Not a Simple Upgrade from Photogrammetry

It may seem like a fairly straightforward upgrade from UAS photogrammetry to UAS Lidar, but that is simply not the case. It’s really all about a higher level of systems integration and fail-safe, standard operating procedures that most firms are … Continue reading

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