Category Archives: Technology

Alluxa Makes Thin-Film Interference Filters for Lidar

Alluxa is a world leader in high-performance optical filters and thin-film coatings. In this highly informative white paper Alluxa explains how their high-performance, ultra-narrowband interference filters improve LIDAR signal-to-noise ratios. Arguably the most versatile active remote sensing technique, LIDAR (Light … Continue reading

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Network Based Drone Remote Identification

Verizon and Skyward, A Verizon company, along with a working group of other drone companies, successfully demonstrated network based remote identification of drones with the InterUSS Platform. This demonstration included seven drones flying use cases including infrastructure inspection, delivery, and … Continue reading

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Orbit GT Acquired By Bentley Systems for Digital Cities

Bentley Systems Year in Infrastructure conference opened yesterday with a tidal wave of news and information. The two items of interest to the 3D laser scanning community are an announcement with Topcon to launch a Digital Construction Works initiative and … Continue reading

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North America Training Symposium Kicks Off Today

I am at the Reunion Resort in Orlando, FL attending RIEGL’s North America Training Symposium for the next few days. This is a hands on learning event that includes hardware and software classes as well as presentations from vendors including … Continue reading

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A Brighter Perspective on Technology From Industry Veteran

This is a guest blog post from good friend Richard Rybka who provides a brighter perspective on technology than some of the critics. Great to have you back on the team Richard. Recent research has found that some people are … Continue reading

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Never Lost Again – Must Read for 3D Digital Mappers

When you are building your list of books to read in 2019, Never Lost Again by Bill Kilday deserves to be near the top of that list. It’s the inside story of Keyhole, Google Earth and now Niantic. An incredible … Continue reading

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Roboats Build 3D Maps of Amsterdam’s Canals in Real time

MIT researchers are working with the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS) to develop on-demand roboats for the city. With a name like “Ro(e)boat how could you go wrong? From an article in designboom. MIT and AMS are working … Continue reading

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Unmanned Vehicle Systems for Geomatics

I have had the opportunity to review an excellent scholarly reference entitled, “Unmanned Vehicle Systems for Geomatics – Towards Robotic Mapping.” The text was edited by Costas Armenakis and Petros Patias. Costas is an Associate Professor of Geomatics Engineering at … Continue reading

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AEC to BE – Do You Have the Skills to Make the Transition?

I suppose the mega-trend that sums up all of what is taking place concerning the transition from AEC to BE is digital transformation, but it sure feels like a lot more. Maybe the idea of Smart Cities sums it up … Continue reading

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FAA 107 Commercial Drone License – A Primer

Drone ownership, which includes hobbyists and professional drone operators, has increased over the last few years. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, the number of registered drones surpassed one million in 2018. Here’s a guide to getting your FAA … Continue reading

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