Tag Archives: 3D

Site Operations Engineer – University of Washington Opening

This Site Operations Engineer is a fantastic opportunity for an individual looking to be on the cutting edge of the latest 3D technology and applied research. The Site Operations Engineer will support the National Science Foundation (NSF) NHERI (Natural Hazards … Continue reading

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3D Technology Firms – What if They Put it in Neutral?

On a long holiday break like this the mind starts to wander. In may case it’s back to the recurring question I have whenever I spend time with end users of 3D technology, like myself. Should the industry take a … Continue reading

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The Built Environment Technology Manifesto – Part 1

It’s quite a long title that has evolved over the years. I guess you could say I have been thinking about this general idea since the early 1980’s when CAD and GIS were just starting to go mainstream, thanks in … Continue reading

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Rowing in 3D

On a light news weekend I wanted to mention that I got two days of rowing in which marks the earliest start in New Hampshire in my memory. Having rowed until December 26 this past season that means I have … Continue reading

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Budapest in 3D

This 3D mapping project and resulting geodatabase just may be the most impressive example of a state of the art asset management system anywhere in the world. More than 4700 km of road and street network comprising the City of … Continue reading

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Data vs. Information

Often we tend to be focused on the data, in fact the data collection, but the real value and return on investment comes when that data is turned into actionable information that can be easily used to support better decision … Continue reading

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Are You Attending ILMF 2016?

The first major 3D lidar event of the year is just one week away. ILMF 2016 will open February 22 in Denver, CO with a series of product previews in two tracks on Monday morning.  The program gets underway with … Continue reading

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A 3D Lidar River History

Daniel Coe at DOGAMI (Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries) has created a beautiful image of the Willamette River by using lidar to show the historical paths of the Willamette River in Oregon, spanning 15,000 years. The hand drawn … Continue reading

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Automating 3D Quality Control

John Russo, founder of the USIBD and ARC has proposed an interesting challenge to the 3D laser scanning industry. He would like to see quality control built into the processing software. What is needed is a way to validate the … Continue reading

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PGA Goes 3D

As they like to say, “You drive for show, but you putt for dough.” In an attempt to stimulate more interest in what is, believe it or not a very worrisome decline in the number of people playing golf the … Continue reading

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