Laser Scanning the Historic South Dakota State Capitol Building

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This case study provided by TruePoint Laser Scanning.   Location: Pierre, South Dakota   Task: TruePoint provided 3D laser scanning services for the South Dakota State Capitol Building. Completed in 1910, this architectural and historic landmark has a central rotunda flanked by legislative wings and features a copper dome, Corinthian columns, rusticated walls of granite and limestone, ornate plasterwork, murals, […]

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SSEN to use innovative aerial scanning to improve electricity network resilience

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Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) is using innovative aerial surveying technology to improve the resilience of its electricity networks. SSEN is currently working with NM Group to survey its network using a fleet of LiDAR equipped aircraft to model 63,000km of power lines in its Scottish and English operational areas. The distribution network operator (DNO) is utilising NM Group’s […]

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Michael Baker Uses Mobile LiDAR to Collect Data from 8,600 Traffic Signals

Michael Baker International Uses Cutting-Edge Mobile LiDAR Technology to Capture Traffic Signal Data Across Pennsylvania Contract to Collect and Evaluate Traffic Data from 8,600 Signals Helps PennDOT Improve Performance and Safety   Pittsburgh (November 29, 2016) – Michael Baker International, a global leader in engineering, planning and consulting services, recently completed a nearly $7-million project for the Pennsylvania Department of […]

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Last Call for Lidar Art Entries!

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Two more days to enter your images before we begin selecting our favorites! We are looking for images with artistic appeal ideally connected to the theme of the Winter Solstice. Please send us your submission by December 1st.  We will choose the top 5 entries and then turn the contest back to you, our readers, asking you to vote on […]

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LIDARUSA Chooses Global Mapper to Analyze Stream Channel Morphology for Erosion Control

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11/29/2016 LIDARUSA Chooses Global Mapper to Analyze Stream Channel Morphology for Erosion Control Hallowell, Maine – November 29, 2016 – Blue Marble Geographics is pleased to announce that LIDARUSA has selected Global Mapper and the accompanying LiDAR Module for processing high-volume point cloud data as part of a stream study project spread across several non-contiguous areas in Western Tennessee. The […]

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Laser Scanning and the Justin Ross Harris Case (aka Hot Car Death)

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In a high profile case Justin Ross Harris was charged with and found guilty on eight counts including: malice murder, two counts of felony murder, first-degree cruelty to children, second-degree cruelty to children, sexual exploitation of children and two counts of disseminating harmful material to minors.  Harris was convicted of intentionally leaving his 22-month-old son in his SUV for 7 hours […]

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TerraTools 5.3 is now available for all customers under an active support contract

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TerraTools 5.3 is now available for all customers under an active support contract. This release contains various maintenance updates and bug fixes, as well as targeted enhancements for JCATS and VBS terrain export. TerraSim is also happy to announce the release of new distributed processing technology for TerraTools 5.3. Distributed processing enables the TerraTools Batch Mode Manager to simultaneously build multiple terrain tiles on a […]

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The Future of Hazardous Unmanned Mobile Mapping

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Last month (October 4th) GeoSLAM Ltd and Blackdog Robotics announced their partnership to provide unmanned mobile indoor & outdoor mapping solutions.  Now, in this new article for Lidar News, we explain what this new partnership means, what it can offer to a wide range of market sectors, and how unmanned mobile mapping is at the forefront of the surveying market. […]

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Qatar Rail applies Maptek Eureka software to geological investigations

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FOR RELEASE
 23 November 2016 Eureka modelling software from 3D visualisation technology developer Maptek is being applied to the construction of a multi-billion transport infrastructure project in Qatar. The infrastructure project, managed by Qatar Rail, will create a rapid transit network consisting of light rail, the metro system and high speed trains between Qatar and Saudi Arabia. Qatar Rail uses […]

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NM Group Purchases New Leica ALS80 LiDAR System

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NM Group has completed the purchase of the Leica ALS80 airborne sensor and RCD30 camera to further expand its aerial data collection services. This latest generation sensor combines a corridor mapping LiDAR scanner and high resolution camera, creating an efficient, powerline focused mapping system. Known for delivering high quality asset management and engineering solutions, NM Group’s new investment will further […]

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Mapping the Past to Safeguard the Future

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MAPPING THE PAST TO SAFEGUARD THE FUTURE Geospatial technology supplier, 3D Laser Mapping, recently released a detailed 3D map of Newark Castle in Nottinghamshire, UK. Here, business development director Mark Brown tells LiDAR News about the project and explains why the mapping of heritage sites is crucial. Last month marked the 800th anniversary of the death of ‘Bad King John’. […]

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Maptek appointments to lead strategic delivery of technology roadmap

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FOR RELEASE 15 November 2016 Maptek appointments to lead strategic delivery of technology roadmap Maptek has made two senior appointments to streamline delivery of its exciting Technology Roadmap to customers. The new positions are Chief Technology Officer and Head of Development, Mine Planning. As Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Simon Ratcliffe will manage technology strategy and how this can improve the […]

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Orbit GT and CycloMedia join forces with product integration

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Lokeren, Belgium, and Zaltbommel, The Netherlands, November 14th, 2016 Orbit GT and CycloMedia are pleased to announce their technical product integration. “I’m happy to announce that from today, Orbit GT and CycloMedia have formally agreed on mutual technical support”, says Peter Bonne, CEO of Orbit GT. “This mutual understanding opens up many possibilities for both companies and their customers and […]

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Open Earth Observation Data now More Accessible

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Press Release St Petersburg, 14 November, 2016 Open Earth Observation Data now More Accessible At the Thirteenth GEO Plenary Meeting, held in St Petersburg, Russian Federation from 9-10 November, 2016, representatives from GEO’s 103 Member governments and 106 Participating Organizations (POs) convened to launch a new look for the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) Portal. Participants also addressed […]

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Merrick & Company Announces New President

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Merrick & Company Announces New President, Christopher Sherry COLORADO – November 11, 2016 – Merrick & Company’s Board of Directors has elected Christopher Sherry, PE, as president of the firm, effective April 1, 2017. Sherry has served as the firm’s senior vice president and chief operating officer for the past three years and will continue the responsibilities of COO as […]

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Global Mapper SDK and LiDAR Module SDK v18 Released with Faster Display and Export of Raster Layers and Significantly Improved 3D Rendering

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Global Mapper SDK and LiDAR Module SDK v18 Released with Faster Display and Export of Raster Layers and Significantly Improved 3D Rendering Hallowell, Maine – November 9, 2016 – Blue Marble Geographics (bluemarblegeo.com) is pleased to announce the immediate availability of version 18 of the Global Mapper Software Development Kit (SDK) along with the Global Mapper LiDAR Module SDK. The […]

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