Category Archives: Software

USIBD 2018 Symposium is Just Two Short Weeks Away

The USIBD 2018 Symposium takes place in Las Vegas, NV September 24 – 26 in conjunction with the BIMForum at the Cosmopolitan. Act now to reserve your place at this high value event. For all of the people who either … Continue reading

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Point Cloud Market Survey is Being Updated

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is updating an online survey from 2016 involving the point cloud marketplace. This is one of the most important online technical surveys I have seen in a while. This survey is a follow-up to an … Continue reading

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Rolling Shutter Effect Important in UAV Photogrammetry

The typical UAV camera uses a rolling shutter to record the image scan line by scan line. This can cause distortion of the image. (Be sure to watch the video at the end for a detailed explanation.) Dr. Munjy, who … Continue reading

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OpenDrive is a Standard for Driving Simulators

The OpenDRIVE standard could stimulate new business for mobile lidar mappers As many of you know Lidar News has been a long standing proponent of the need for standards. I think most people in the 3D laser scanning industry will … Continue reading

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Data Management Strategy is a Key to Success

In speaking with Ted Knaak recently he pointed out that data management is one of the key issues that needs to be addressed when working with large quantities of 3D data. People are able to learn the techniques for extracting 3D … Continue reading

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Dynamic Map Service Available from USGS

The USGS 3DEP program has added a powerful new 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 … 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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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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LeddarTech Delivers Solid State Lidar

This is a very important milestone for LeddarTech based in Quebec City, Canada and the autonomous vehicle market worldwide. The firm announced today that they had delivered the first A-samples of its LeddarCore LCA2 system-on-chip (SoC) to select automotive partners, … Continue reading

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Bentley Systems Year in Infrastructure 2018 Awards

I was not able to attend the last two Bentley Systems Year in Infrastructure Awards, but I will be making up for it this year as I am a juror on three categories including Reality Modeling. As I have said … Continue reading

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