Category Archives: Quality

DEM Users Manual 3rd Edition is Now Available

The 3rd edition of the DEM Users Manual includes 15 chapters, three appendices and a detailed Index. References in the eBook version are hyperlinked which is coming soon. Chapter and appendix titles include: 1. Introduction to DEMs 2. Vertical Datums … Continue reading

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MALSCE Board Approves Point Cloud Guidelines

During their June Annual Meeting, members of the MALSCE Board of Directors approved the MALSCE Point Cloud Scoping and Acquisition Best Practice Guidelines. These guidelines are the product of a MALSCE committee that was charged with assessing and comparing the … Continue reading

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Precision Engineers Helped to Create the Modern World

If you are in the measurement business, as most of us are, then you are going to want to carve out some time to read The Perfectionists – How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World, by Simon Winchester. It will … Continue reading

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UAVs Are Demonstrating Their Value in Construction

The construction industry in Europe is beginning to find that UAVs can improve productivity, reduce risk and improve profitability. This is from an extensive article in Construction Europe by Mike Hayes. While technology advances in the construction sector promise faster … Continue reading

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How to Specify 3D Laser Scanning Services

How to Specify 3D Laser Scanning Services: It has to be all or nothing Make it performance vs. prescriptive – results, not methods Rely on the expertise of the laser scanning services provider Must provide results that the client can … Continue reading

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Airborne Lidar Industry Understands Value of Standards

As I mentioned in a recent post, the airborne lidar industry has had the good fortune and wisdom to continue to follow the time proven mapping standards established for aerial photogrammetry projects. Lidar is basically treated as just another imaging … Continue reading

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3D Recovery Models Need to be Agile and Resilient

The COVID-19 pandemic has sent shockwaves through industries and forced many companies to either scale back their operations or shut down altogether. As the effects of the pandemic evolve, companies are identifying response efforts to implement the changes necessary to … Continue reading

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Training Data for AVs is Key to Success

High-quality data is the fuel that powers AI algorithms. Without a continual flow of labeled training data, bottlenecks can occur and the algorithm will slowly get worse and add risk to the system. From an article in Tech Crunch by … 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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Power Plant Renovation Supported with Laser Scanning

Retrofitting and renovations are projects that often require a high level of detail for pre-design documentation. When it comes to a power plant, add to the mix multiple heights of pipes, ducts, exposed steel structure and a limited access window … Continue reading

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