Category Archives: Software

Potree Renders Large Point Clouds in a Browser

Thanks to Matt O’Banion at West Point and Mike Olsen at OSU for the heads up on Potree – a free, open-source, WebGL based point cloud renderer for large point clouds, developed at the Institute of Computer Graphics and Algorithms, … Continue reading

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Scan to BIM Best Practices by Dan Edleson

Whenever you are working in Revit it is helpful to have a list of best practices. Some of the things that come up on typical projects are linking DWGs instead of importing them, using office standard families and organizing views … Continue reading

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Digital Construction Verification Using 3D Laser Scanning

BAM Construction used FARO laser scanning hardware and the BuildIT Construction software to perform a digital construction verification. showcase how the construction was in compliance with the strict specified dimensional tolerances, subsequent to the construction of the concrete pool tank … Continue reading

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Scan to BIM for Absolute Beginners by Dan Edleson

The first time I ever saw someone modeling off a point cloud, I assumed it was just an inefficient workaround. I thought I had seen everything Revit had to offer and looking at the pixelated images in the Revit browser … Continue reading

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Advantages and Challenges of Multi-Sensor Data Fusion Webinar

An important and free educational webinar, entitled “Advantages and Challenges of a Multi-Sensor, 3D Data Fusion Strategy” is being offered on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 2 PM EDT. This event, sponsored by RIEGL USA, will include an introduction to … Continue reading

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Underground Mining on the Verge of Full Automation

CSIRO engineers have developed a world first “flameproof” 3D laser scanning device that can “see things our eyes cannot” by transmitting a full panoramic view of an underground coal mine in real time. Called the ExScan, the device is set … Continue reading

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Dynamic Map Service Available from USGS

The USGS 3DEP program offers a powerful dynamic map service capability to make it much simpler to investigate the range of products that can be generated on demand from the digital elevation data. The dynamic map service can generate multi-resolution … Continue reading

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Network Based Drone Remote Identification

Verizon and Skyward, A Verizon company, along with a working group of other drone companies, successfully demonstrated network based remote identification of drones with the InterUSS Platform. This demonstration included seven drones flying use cases including infrastructure inspection, delivery, and … Continue reading

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Orbit GT Acquired By Bentley Systems for Digital Cities

Bentley Systems Year in Infrastructure conference opened yesterday with a tidal wave of news and information. The two items of interest to the 3D laser scanning community are an announcement with Topcon to launch a Digital Construction Works initiative and … Continue reading

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RIEGL North America Training Symposium Recap

Billed as a training symposium, the RIEGL North America event this week was all of that and much more. These relatively small, customer-focused events are the best for gaining knowledge, making connections with the vendor and networking with your peers. … Continue reading

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