Category Archives: Standards

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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FAA Part 107 Waiver for Flights Over People Granted

Hensel Phelps has been issued a Certificate of Waiver from FAA Part 107 for flights over people by using drones with parachutes. From an article in Commercial UAV News. Whilee Part 107 has enabled organizations to create and scale drone … Continue reading

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Airborne Lidar Industry Understands Value of Standards

As I mentioned in a recent post, the airborne lidar industry has had the good fortune and wisdom to continue to follow the time proven mapping standards established for aerial photogrammetry projects. Lidar is basically treated as just another imaging … Continue reading

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UAS Warning Signs – Development and Evaluation

Unmanned aerial systems (UASs) are an emerging technology being used in many fields, including surveying engineering. When UASs are used for these activities, they may operate in close proximity to active traffic. UASs could be distracting to drivers and increase … Continue reading

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3DEP Developing a Partnership – Lessons Learned

To encourage geospatial data collection and foster information sharing, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) launched the 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) three years ago. 3DEP is a valuable tool, but many state and local agencies may be unaware of the … Continue reading

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3D Recovery Models Need to be Agile and Resilient

The COVID-19 pandemic has sent shockwaves through industries and forced many companies to either scale back their operations or shut down altogether. As the effects of the pandemic evolve, companies are identifying response efforts to implement the changes necessary to … Continue reading

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Surveying Control – Its Misuse and Effects on Accuracy

One of the most important concepts in surveying is the principle that surveying control should be significantly more accurate than the actual survey. Some say it should be twice as accurate, some say an order of magnitude. In many cases … Continue reading

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Coronavirus – If You Have Good News, Please Share It

As some of you may have noticed I have chosen to avoid the issue of the coronavirus crisis that is facing our 3D industry and the world. My reasoning is that I am sure you are receiving plenty of information … Continue reading

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How to Select a Building Documentation Professional

There are two important announcements from the USIBD this week. The first is the availability of a free white paper with advice on how to select a building documentation professional. The second is you can register now for the USIBD … Continue reading

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SPIE Proposes Automotive Lidar BenchmarkingTests

Working with experts like you, SPIE is helping to establish standard tests to benchmark automotive LiDAR performance. Please comment on this draft in the text field below. Or download the PDF and send comments via email to LidarTest@spie.org so that … Continue reading

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