Category Archives: smart cities

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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Lidar Data via a Subscription Model

This innovative business model – data-as-a-service (DaaS) – is being used in the area around Perth, Australia to offer local governments lidar-derived, 3D data via a recurring subscription model. This can make a lot of sense from a budget planning … Continue reading

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Artificial Intelligence

Even though the focus is on driverless cars, the majority of the book I am reading traces the history of  artificial intelligence and how we are now finally in a position to capitalize on machine learning. I think this is … Continue reading

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Leica Geosystems is Listening to Customers

It’s one thing to claim that you are listening, but it’s another to make the investment and deliver the features that truly make a difference to customers. Sometimes these enhancements can appear to be “little things”, but they can turn … Continue reading

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Smart Cities and Lidar

What technology is at the core of autonomous vehicles and smart cities? You guessed it – lidar. At least five years ago I predicted that lidar would become more important than GPS, but I never thought it would be at … Continue reading

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