Costs Shrink for Conrad Gargett When Using ZEB1 for Measured Building Surveys of Heritage Assets

Scan-to-BIM with ZEB1 and Autodesk Revit Conrad Gargett is at the forefront of architecture in Australia and is a progressive firm with a vibrant legacy of prominent and enduring designs.  Since 1890, the practice has continuously evolved and grown both organically and through acquisition.  Today Conrad Gargett operates from offices in Brisbane, Sydney, and Townsville to deliver projects across a […]

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From Scanning Film to 3D Online Mapping

THE HISTORY This mapping story begins with a small company that was dominating the scanning market some 15 years ago, but it wasn’t the 3D laser scanning market – it was the scanning of large format aerial film. In those days digital cameras were just coming onto the scene and established aerial mapping companies were still looking to recover their […]

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Bentley Continues to Advance Commercial Innovation

Program Encompasses Comprehensive Range of Bentley Services, Including ProjectWise CONNECT Edition as a Service LONDON – The Year in Infrastructure 2015 Conference – 2 November 2015 – Bentley Systems, Incorporated, a leading global provider of comprehensive software solutions for advancing infrastructure, today announced a new, comprehensive subscription program for cloud-based access to collaboration services and apps, managed services, administration of […]

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Including Measurement Uncertainty in a BIM

Building Information Modeling (BIM) can be defined as the generation and management of digital models of large structures, such as buildings and other infrastructures, throughout their sometimes decades-long lifecycle. Lidar has become a popular tool to document changes in the geometry of a structure during its lifecycle. For large structures many scans (lidar depth maps) must be combined to achieve […]

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LizardTech to Exhibit at Texas GIS Forum

SEATTLE, Wash. — Oct. 23, 2015 — LizardTech®, the creator of MrSID® and provider of software solutions for managing and distributing geospatial content, announced today it will exhibit at the Texas GIS Forum in booth number 114 Oct. 26-29, 2015 at the Commons Learning Center at the J.J. Pickle Research Campus in Austin, TX.   At the forum, LizardTech will […]

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MAPPS Selected for FAA Registration Task Force

October 22, 2015 (Reston, VA) – MAPPS, the only national association of private sector firms in the surveying, spatial data and geographic information systems field in the United States and a leader on the use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in the geospatial field, today announced it has accepted an invitation from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to be a […]

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Lidar Needed for Minecraft

As reported in Gizmodo, Minecraft fans actually appealed to the government for LIDAR data to use in the game and it seemed to help, but they are not the only groups. It’s also for anyone who could benefit from a comprehensive, high-res model of the country, including archaeologists studying Bronze Age burial sites, scientists working on climate change, and urban […]

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Global Mapper LiDAR Module V17 Released with New Noise Filtering and Power Line Extraction Tools

Hallowell, Maine – October 20, 2015 – Blue Marble Geographics (bluemarblegeo.com) is pleased to announce the immediate availability of an update to the Global Mapper LiDAR Module. Offered in conjunction with the recent release of Global Mapper version 17, Blue Marble’s renowned GIS software, the latest edition of the module includes numerous functional enhancements and performance improvements that have been […]

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Crombie Success Story

Reliable Data for Planning and Design Planning and executing the redevelopment of a large retail and commercial building site is a challenging and lengthy process. A lack of current and trustworthy as-built documentation intensifies this challenge. SDMM’s 3D laser and building information modelling (BIM) delivers reliable data on existing building conditions that forms the basis for design and is an […]

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The Opportunity to Automate Quality Control

Author:  John M. Russo, AIA If you haven’t noticed there are a lot more people jumping into the laser scanning business lately.  Perhaps this is due to scanner prices dropping, or maybe it’s because the software is making it easier to process the data.  Maybe the growth of the market is just creating a lot of opportunity. Many of the […]

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BioVectra Success Story

Industrial Plant Renovation and Spatial Accuracy Like any process industry installation, pharmaceutical facilities are complex and difficult to renovate and pose serious challenges for design consultants. 2D as-built drawings, if even available, don’t adequately communicate the spatial information needed to design in an environment that demands high accuracy and tight tolerances. SDMM’s 3D laser scanning delivers reliable data on existing […]

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Capturing Reality Forum Announces Exclusive Keynote Presentation

The Capturing Reality Forum, which takes place at the Salzburg Congress in Austria, from 23-25 November 2015, is pleased to announce its prestigious keynote speaker, Professor Luc Van Gool, founder and head of the Computer Vision Laboratory at Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH) in Zürich, Switzerland.   Conference Chairman Alastair MacDonald, said: “Professor Van Gool is internationally recognised for his work […]

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The Power of Lidar

I have written about this discovery, but this is the first time that the “story behind the story” has been reported. A film maker by the name of Steve Elkins has been looking for the Lost city of the Monkey God for the past twenty years without any success But he never gave up. In 2010 he read an article […]

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Laser Scanning Technology & The Kuwait Cultural Center: 3d Measurement in Real Time Proves Essential.

The Kuwaiti Cultural Center, currently under construction in Kuwait City, is intended to become the icon for the country and the entire region. It’s composed of 4 separate structures that are all free form in design and cladded in titanium. There is literally nothing like it in the world. The challenge the building envelope contractor, BEMO International, had was to […]

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LizardTech Publishes Industry Survey Results

SEATTLE, Wash. — Oct. 5, 2015 — LizardTech®, the creator of MrSID® and provider of software solutions for managing and distributing geospatial content, has published the results of a survey into the preferences and challenges of raster and LiDAR data users. Analyses of the results are available in a free survey report that can be downloaded from the LizardTech website. […]

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Teledyne Optech at OCEANS ’15

October 13, 2015 — Teledyne Optech is pleased to announce it will present the world’s most advanced airborne lidar solutions at the OCEANS ’15 conference in Washington, DC on October 19-22. Visitors will hear details of the CZMIL Project Program and a paperpresentation by Research Engineer Vinod Ramnath on the capabilities of the Optech CZMIL Nova titled “CZMIL (Coastal Zone Mapping and […]

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Leica Geosystems Selects Bentley’s Acute3D Reality Modeling Software to Further Enhance Its Airborne Imaging Solutions

EXTON, Pa. U.S.A. – Oct. 7, 2015 – Bentley Systems, Incorporated, a leading global provider of comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure, today announced that Leica Geosystems will incorporate Bentley’s Acute3D reality modeling software into its advanced oblique airborne imaging solutions for both unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and piloted aircraft. Leica Geosystems, a leader in geospatial data acquisition and mapping […]

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Hexagon takes top Honors in the Wichmann Innovations Award at INTERGEO 2015

2015-10-07 17:45 GMT+02 Hexagon, a leading global provider of information technologies that drive productivity and quality across geospatial and industrial enterprise applications, recently was awarded the first- and second-place prizes in the Wichmann Innovations Award programme held during the INTERGEO conference and trade fair in Stuttgart, Germany. The Wichmann Innovations Award is presented by publisher Wichmann Verlag, well known for […]

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GNSS – Why is that important for Mobile Mapping?

Thanks to Jeff Fagerman at Lidar USA for this article. Mobile mapping systems (MMS) are gaining rapidly in popularity and their use is spreading into many fields beyond the more technical areas of surveying and engineering. Applications for archeology, forensics and accident scene reconstruction, riot scene analysis, a multitude of agricultural and forestry applications, golf courses, game parks, and city […]

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