Category Archives: Standards

Geospatial Monitoring with Hyperspatial Point Clouds

Papers are being requested for a special issue of the ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information concerning Geospatial Monitoring. In recent years, the capabilities and applications of advanced geospatial technologies—such as 3D laser scanning (i.e., lidar), structure from motion, multi-view stereo, … Continue reading

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ASPRS Workshops – An Important Learning Opportunity

The Geo Week event in Denver, CO January 28 – 30, 2019 will include a number of valuable ASPRS workshops that provide intensive training from hands-on industry experts. It is not easy to stay informed of the latest advancements in … Continue reading

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Hack Partners Creates InfraHack with Bentley

Hack Partners with their Hacktrain platform, not to be confused with Hackatrain is a group of innovators that believe that through collaboration they can achieve anything. They have already achieved impressive results in the rail industry, now they are turning … Continue reading

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Year In Infrastructure Awards 2018 in London

Bentley Systems is hosting the Year in Infrastructure Awards 2018 conference in London next week. There are Academy sessions on Monday and keynotes on Tuesday.  Nirvana for the civil engineer. Bentley has been sponsoring the Year in Infrastructure conference for … Continue reading

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COBie – What is it and Why is it Important?

COBie is the Construction-Operations Building information exchange. It was developed as a result of a 2007 study. (Editors Note – Ben Wallbank at the Viewpoint Surveyor blog provided this explanation.) “COBie is a vehicle for sharing what is predominantly non-graphical … Continue reading

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COBie Subcommittee Formed by USIBD

The U.S. Institute of Building Documentation (USIBD) is pleased to announce the formation of the Construction-Operations Building information exchange (COBie) Subcommittee, under the umbrella of the Education Committee. This is an important step in the right direction for the building … 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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SharedStreets Provides Foundation for Smart Cities

SharedStreets supports a data standard for urban environments that recently received important support from Uber. Just when you think you are getting on top of the latest developments in the highway and street data projects around the world, such as … Continue reading

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ASPRS UAS Certification Exams Offered at UAV Expo

The ASPRS is offering certification exam for Certified Mapping Scientist – UAS and Certified Mapping Technician UAS at Commercial UAV Expo October 1, 2018 in Las Vegas. The Scientist exam is being held from 1 to 5 PM and the … 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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