Category Archives: Software

Entertainment Scanning Firm Joins Leading Game Platform

Thanks to my daughter for the heads up on this story. I am always amazed when I come across a 3D entertainment company like Quixel, a ten year old firm based in Sweden and Pakistan that has been scanning the … Continue reading

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Automotive Lidar Companies Analyzed – Will Consolidate

Part 1 (published 4/12/2020), dealt with the parallels between the automotive LiDAR and telecom optics investment booms, and posited that going forward, consolidation and pivots for LiDAR companies are inevitable. Part 2 (this article) discusses which types of companies will … Continue reading

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Canopy Base Height Estimates From Lidar

Accurate canopy base height (CBH) information is essential for forest and fire managers since it constitutes a key indicator of seedling growth, wood quality and forest health as well as a necessary input in fire behavior prediction systems such as … Continue reading

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Scan to BIM – How to Deal with Real World Imperfections

Thanks to Dan Edleson for this third guest blog post discussing the imperfections that need to be recognized in the real world of Scan to BIM. “If the world were perfect, it wouldn’t be.” – Yogi Berra The great thing … 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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Autonomous Vehicle Program Drivers are Expanding

Self-driving cars are the kind of speculative, cash-gobbling experiment that typically gets axed at a time like this. But if anything, this pandemic has shown the demand for autonomous vehicle programs could be larger than expected. From an article in … Continue reading

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UAS Lidar is not Difficult – A Rebuttal From GeoCue

This post from friend and colleague Lewis Graham, President and CTO of GeoCue Corporation is in rebuttal to a post of mine about upgrading from a camera to a UAS lidar system. ##### My friend and colleague Dr. Gene Roe … Continue reading

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Eisenhower Memorial Enlists 3D Laser Scanning

When it opens in September, one of the most dramatic features of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial in Washington, D.C., will be a 450-foot-long stainless steel tapestry depicting the coast of Normandy, France, the site of the Allied D-Day Victory … Continue reading

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Power Plant Renovation Supported with Laser Scanning

Retrofitting and renovations are projects that often require a high level of detail for pre-design documentation. When it comes to a power plant, add to the mix multiple heights of pipes, ducts, exposed steel structure and a limited access window … Continue reading

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UAS Lidar – Not a Simple Upgrade from Photogrammetry

It may seem like a fairly straightforward upgrade from UAS photogrammetry to UAS Lidar, but that is simply not the case. It’s really all about a higher level of systems integration and fail-safe, standard operating procedures that most firms are … Continue reading

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