Category Archives: Software

SPAR 3D 2018 and AEC Next Open Tomorrow

The center of 3D innovation for the Built Environment will be at the Anaheim Convention Center the next three days June 5-7 as SPAR 3D 2018 and AEC Next combine for the first time. The highly anticipated conference program, organized … 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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VDatum

As a follow up to the recent Joe Betit blog post on nearshore surveys here is information on work being done here in the U.S. to integrate onshore and offshore datums. VDatum is a free software tool being developed jointly … Continue reading

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Advances in Seamless DTM Integration for Nearshore Surveys

Joe Betit has been involved with cutting edge surveying and geospatial technology for his entire career. With a diverse background that includes academia, President of the California Land Surveyors Association and some of the most demanding construction survey control projects, … Continue reading

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NASA is Calibrating the Space Station Lidar

(From article by Ruth Fraňková, Petr Kološ) The Žofín forest, located in Novohradské Hory in the Czech Republic near the border with Austria, was declared a protected area in 1838. Its oldest trees, mostly giant spruces and firs, are up … Continue reading

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Leica BLK360 – Here’s How it Works

Popular YouTuber and trained cinematographer Matt Workman has created a very practical and easy to understand video about Leica Geosystems BLK360. Bottom line – he thinks the BLK 360 has many applications in the film industry, particularly for pre-production . … Continue reading

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Rice Students Develop Generic Drone Software

A team of six Rice University electrical and computer engineering students have developed the hardware and software necessary to coordinate sensor-carrying drones. They have used relatively inexpensive drone components as the platform for demonstrating their software capability. “The system is … Continue reading

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A New Common Language for Feature Extraction – OpenLSEF

A fresh initiative to develop a common language for extracting information from a 3D point cloud is being referred to as OpenLSEF. The ASPRS is hosting a free webinar to explain this effort on April 27, 2018 at 12 PM … Continue reading

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Driverless Vehicle Testing Programs are Flawed

In an excellent article in Wired the author points out the mistakes being made in the design and execution of testing programs for self-driving vehicles. He quotes Martyn Thomas CBE, professor of information technology at Gresham College and fellow of … Continue reading

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Pix4D Announces Agricultural Product – Pix4Dfields

Pix4D recently announced Pix4Dfields, its first fully dedicated product for agriculture. A beta program is now open. The vision for the new product is “To give fast and accurate maps while in the field, with a simple yet powerful interface … Continue reading

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