Category Archives: Standards

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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National Geodetic Survey 2018 Webinars

In case you missed the National Geodetic Survey – NGS webinar on June 7, 2018 entitled, “Industry Engagement to Modernize the National Spatial Reference System (NSRS) it is now available along with others on the NGS website. Major changes are … 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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Technology Manifesto for the 3D Built Environment – Complete

The final part of the Technology Manifesto has been added to Parts 1 and 2 and the complete article has been published on the main Lidar News website. Here are a couple of the ideas from the final section. The … Continue reading

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Transportation and GIS – The Debate Continues

This was one of the key side discussions on the final day of the very successful TRB AFB80 summer meeting. The expected increase in autonomous and connected (the vehicle is connected to the infrastructure via dedicated radio signal) vehicle use, … Continue reading

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Changes in State Plane Coordinates

Here in the U.S., Michael Dennis from the NGS explained at the TRB AFB80 summer meeting with the 2022 adjustment being planned the basis for state plane coordinates is going to change. Right now the NGS has a proposal that … Continue reading

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