Category Archives: smart cities

Technology Manifesto for the 3D Built Environment – Complete

The final part of the Technology Manifesto has been added to Parts 1 and 2 and the complete article has been published on the main Lidar News website. Here are a couple of the ideas from the final section. The … Continue reading

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Esri 2018 User Conference Opens with Exciting Plenary and Keynotes

“The Science of Where” has been the Esri tagline for some time now. It says it all in terms of the Esri approach to GIS and mapping vs. let’s say, Google who still does a lot of GIS science, but … Continue reading

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New Apple Maps

Apple is investing heavily in developing their own map database. They will eventually phase out their use of third party data providers. In the process they intend to create the best map app in the world. “Since we introduced this … 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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The Digital Twin

One term that I heard a couple of times last week at SPAR 3D/AEC Next which I was not familiar with was “digital twin”. It wasn’t too hard to get the idea from the context of the usage, but I … Continue reading

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Xalt is the Big Leap for Hexagon

The much anticipated news coming out of Las Vegas last night at the HxGN Live event was presented by Ola Rollen at his keynote. It’s being called Xalt and its a bold move for a traditional sensor company that is … Continue reading

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HxGN Live 2018 is Next Week

With SPAR 3D 2018 wrapped up full attention now turns to the Venetian in Las Vegas and HxGN Live 2018. Beginning on Tuesday June 12 with a wide variety of high level training classes, the official opening sessions will be … Continue reading

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SPAR 3D Expo and Conference 2018 is Next Week

Well, we are almost there – SPAR 2018 is just a few short days away. It begins with product previews next Tuesday morning, June 5 and runs through Thursday afternoon, June 7 with an expert panel taking a look into … Continue reading

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Beyond the Autonomous Vehicle Hype

Raise your hand if you think you will own a fully autonomous SAE Level 5 car within the next 10 years. You did not see my hand go up. Why, for two reasons. The first is there are some very … Continue reading

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Topographic Survey Specification for Urban Projects

At 260 pages in length there is no question that a tremendous effort has gone into the development of this Topographic Survey Specification for Urban Projects (2009). It is truly an impressive document that deserves your review to see what … Continue reading

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