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The Future of Construction from a Leader in SLAM-Based Laser Scanning

Since the early days of the personal computer the construction industry has been slow to adopt digital technology. As a result, increases in construction productivity have lagged virtually every other major industry, such as automotive and aircraft manufacturing. It’s true … Continue reading

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Point Cloud Performance Issues with Revit Solved

Many Revit users that do not have an issue with point clouds in Autodesk ReCap find those same files will cause performance issues in Revit, even with a high end computer. Guest Author: Chris Alby, specialist with over 8 years … 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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Multi-scan Segmentation of Terrestrial Laser Scanning Data

The process of point cloud segmentation groups points with similar attributes such as geometric, colormetric, radiometric, and/or other information to support Terrestrial Laser Scanning (TLS) data processing such as feature extraction, classification, modeling, analysis, and more. From the Abstract by … Continue reading

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Deep Teaching Takes Humans Out of AV Training

How do you beat Tesla, Google, Uber and the entire multi-trillion dollar automotive industry with massive brands like Toyota, General Motors, and Volkswagen to a full self-driving car? Just maybe, by finding a way to train your AI systems that … Continue reading

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Continuous Time SLAM – How does it work?

GeoSLAM is a world leader in the development and use of Simultaneous Location and Mapping technology, or SLAM. They have developed an informative infographic that explains why SLAM is needed and how it can be used to benefit customers when … Continue reading

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UAV Lidar or Photogrammetry? Which Should You Use?

Choosing a relevant surveying/mapping system involves technologies created more than 100 years apart. Each was built on inventions that changed the world—and in one case, even affected outer space. Each is enabling precise and efficient measurement, safety and cost-saving. So … 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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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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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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