Category Archives: Software

Monitoring Salt Marsh Shorelines with a UAS

This article written by Amy S. Farris, et al on monitoring salt marsh shorelines with a UAS recently appeared in Drone Below. Drones are now a vital tool in assessing the health of salt marshes which are crucial for the … Continue reading

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Tethered Drone is Not Subject to FAA Part 107

Axon (Nasdaq: AAXN), the global leader in connected public safety technologies, today announced a partnership with Fotokite, a service provider of actively tethered Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) solutions and public safety software tools, to provide their products and services as … Continue reading

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33 Basic Tools for Getting Started in Revit

Dan Edleson has worked as a Designer, Project Manager and BIM Coordinator for over a decade and is a co-founder of Stereo. Dan says his “33 Basic Tools for Getting Started  in Revit” will make you dangerous. When I graduated … Continue reading

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Sensoris is an Important Step in the Right Direction

Imagine an industry-derived and supported standard for communicating between an autonomous vehicle and the cloud. Wouldn’t  that solve a lot of problems and save a lot of time (equals money)? That is what SENSORIS –SENSOR Interface Specification is all about. … Continue reading

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Automatic Extraction of Rock Mass Discontinuity

Discontinuity information is important to evaluate the security of rock mass for discontinuity spacing distribution, which affects the mechanical properties and stability of the rock mass. Numerous studies have recently been conducted on semiautomatic or automatic extraction of discontinuities from … Continue reading

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Chris Glantz – “Spotlight on a Young Geospatial Professional”

This interview of Chris Glantz is the second Lidar News Young Geospatial Spotlight Interview. Congratulations to Chris for what he has accomplished in a short time and please think about sharing your story. Please provide a recap of your post … Continue reading

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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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