Category Archives: Quality

TopoDOT is the New Company Name for Certainty 3D

In order to simplify the corporate messaging the Certainty 3D company name is being replaced with TopoDOT – the name of their flagship software. The new TopoDOT will still have the same leadership, support team and the same office – … Continue reading

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Fine Art Reproduction Using 3D Mapping

Arius Technology, based in Vancouver, BC is teaming with British museum powerhouse, Tate, UK on a five-year fine art partnership to 3D scan and reproduce artworks by world-famous artists and British masters. Every so often a company really nails their … 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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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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The History of Precision

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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Automating A Highway Sign Inventory with Mobile Lidar

Before we get started today, I have a favor to ask. Could you please take 1 minute to take this one question survey ranking your preferred information sources. Click here and thank you. Stay tuned for the results. ##### In … Continue reading

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Forensic BIM

It seems that tracking and documenting construction progress with a BIM can prove quite valuable when the construction claims begin to roll in. In a 2016 report from Arcadis, the average North American construction claim took over 14 months to … Continue reading

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Industry Engages with NGS to Modernize the National Spatial Reference System

As part of a Webinar Series the NGS is hosting “Industry Engagement to Modernize the National Spatial Reference System on June 7, 2018 at 2:00 pm EDT.” This webinar will review a May 2018, NGS – hosted  workshop with commercial … Continue reading

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Why Does Cadillac Super Cruise Work?

A recent test of the Cadillac Super Cruise option reveals that it really works. Why? The author of an article in Forbes claims because it is the quality of the HD mapping that start-up Ushr is providing. To confirm that … Continue reading

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Lidar – With Proper Ground Control

This article by Chuck Boyer, Director of Geospatial Solutions, at Aerial Services, Inc. is an excellent introduction to the importance of ground control in supporting lidar missions. Chuck explains: When discussing LiDAR accuracy, the most important statement a LiDAR consultant … Continue reading

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