Maptek releases I-Site Studio 6 point cloud modelling tools

The latest I-Site point cloud processing tools from Maptek focus on the everyday needs of mine surveyors for fast, accurate volumes, conformance reporting, geotechnical analysis and CAD design.   I-Site Studio software offers an expanding range of applications with increasing sophistication. I-Site Studio 6, released today, provides exciting new tools and requested enhancements.   New CAD design tools include user […]

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GEOCUE Announces Release Of LP360 2015.1

Huntsville, AL – GeoCue Group is pleased to announce the latest release of LP360. Available both as an add-in to ArcGIS® and as a standalone 64 bit application, LP360 is the world’s most powerful and popular LIDAR extension for the ESRI environment. This release (2015.1.76) includes many feature updates as well as new tools aimed at improving our users’ ability […]

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The Year’s Highlights

Happy New Year (soon) everyone!  For this week’s newsletter, we’re highlighting some of the most important and interesting lidar news of 2015.  Sign up in our sidebar to get a copy. The Lidar News Team wishes the world a prosperous 2016.  Thank you for your support and please continue to visit us regularly for all of your lidar news and […]

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2015 Lidar Art Winner Announced

We have a winner in the Lidar News Lidar Art 2015 contest. {See his full image below!}. With nearly 70% of the 330+ votes Pete Eade from Bartlett and West will have $100 donated in his name to the charity of his choice. Pete shares with us a bit of the story behind his winning image: “The image is, of […]

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Lidar System Accuracy

A client told me the other day that some vendors are promising vertical accuracy of LiDAR deliverables that exceed the LiDAR manufacturer specifications for that system and asked: Is it legitimate for a service provider to promise better accuracy than manufacturer specifications? Or, are service providers overselling their LiDAR services by promising high vertical accuracies? The short answer is “Yes”, […]

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Detailed Aquifer Mapping in Wayne County, New York

Detailed mapping of the glacial aquifer within the buried Fairport-Lyons bedrock channel in southern Wayne County, New York is the latest study in the cooperative Detailed Aquifer Mapping Program between the USGS New York Water Science Center and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC). The aim of the program is to map the extent of glacial aquifers […]

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UNDET Point Cloud Software Presents a New Extension for Trimble SketchUp Pro

UNDET Point Cloud Software presents a new extension for Trimble SketchUp Pro – Undet4SketchUp V1.0 that was released on December 1st, 2015. Undet4SketchUp V1.0 offers a unique opportunity to use any point cloud directly in SketchUp Pro and provides great tools for efficient visibility and colouring management. Undet software is absolutely hardware independent and allows to bring in numerous file […]

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Lidar Holiday Art Finalists 2015

The following images have been selected as the final candidates for the 2015 Lidar Holiday Art contest. We were amazed by the quality and quantity of the submissions.  Thank you to everyone for these outstanding images. We have had such a positive response to this event that we want to continue with this idea by featuring images in the Showcase […]

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GEO Business 2016 Announce Call for Papers

The organisers of the geospatial event of the year, GEO Business 2016, have issued a call to those working at the cutting edge of geospatial developments to submit their abstracts for next year’s conference which will be held at the Business Design Centre in London from 24 – 25 May 2016.   The conference committee is seeking revolutionary and thought […]

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Teledyne Optech Completes Leadership Transition

Vaughan, Ontario, November 30, 2015 — Teledyne Optech announced today that the company has completed its transition in leadership.   Founded in 1974 by Dr. Allan Carswell, Teledyne Optech is a leader in advanced laser-based survey and digital imaging instrumentation. Teledyne Technologies first acquired shares in the parent company of Optech in March 2011, and Teledyne purchased the remaining shares […]

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Lisheen Mine Accelerates Survey Workflows Using GeoSLAM ZEB1 to Accurately Map Underground Mines

Accurately Mapping Underground Mines Lisheen Mine, once the largest producer of zinc ore in Europe, has adopted GeoSLAM’s game-changing survey solutions to fulfil its legal obligations for measuring and mapping more than 11 miles of underground mines located 200m below Ireland’s green pastures.  With a global shift towards electric power, the demand for zinc batteries is surging and meeting demand […]

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Mapping the Entire UK Rail Network

NM Group is pleased to announce it is nearing completion on an aerial mapping project of unparalleled scale and accuracy, covering more than 16,000 km of UK rail network. In 2014 NM Group was engaged to map the rail assets with a mix of high-tech laser measurement and imaging equipment. This was part of a ground breaking project to improve […]

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Lidar Art Contest 2015!

Hi Folks, The winter solstice is soon approaching and we’ve decided to host the annual Lidar Art contest in honor of the shortest day of the year, after which the light will begin to expand once again.  Lidar News will donate $100 to the winner’s charity in their name. We are looking for images with artistic appeal for the holidays.  […]

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A Dithyramb on GNSS and Mobile LiDAR Mapping

by Jeff Fagerman, Lidar USA Location, location, location. For most businesses to succeed this is absolutely essential. While the business location is not nearly as important for mobile mapping as a restaurant or clothing store, location is very important for a mobile LiDAR system to be useful. It is not possible to generate a point cloud from a moving platform […]

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UAV Based Accident and Crime Scene Investigation

This experimental project was organized by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and Pix4D to investigate a proposed UAV-based protocol for accident and crime scene investigations. Comparing results with traditional methods (measuring tape, laser scanner) would show the accuracy and reliability of the achieved reconstruction results so that they can eventually be used as admitted evidence in court. Two data […]

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Iowa DOT Deploys GeoSLAM Survey Solutions to Monitor Salt Stockpiles and Improve Service Provision

Monitoring Stockpiles Question: When ‘Mother Nature’ determines demand for road salt consumption in winter, how does a State Department of Transportation (DOT) strategically balance reserves?  Answer: Iowa State DOT invested in Simultaneous Localisation & Mapping (SLAM) technology from GeoSLAM to accurately measure salt stockpiles in 109 maintenance areas in order to streamline salt distribution across 24,000 lane miles of state […]

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Velodyne Keynotes D.C. Geospatial Mapping Conference

Geospatial Data Seen as Boon to Improving Transportation Infrastructure, Panel Says; Mandli and Facet Technology Showcase Solutions   MORGAN HILL, Calif. (Nov. xx, 2015) – As revamping America’s transportation infrastructure claims a top spot on the nation’s agenda, LiDAR pioneer Velodyne has urged that geospatial LiDAR data be part of the solution.   Speaking before the influential Geospatial Transportation and […]

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ASPRS IGTF 2016 Announces Call for Presentations and Workshops

November 16, 2015—(Bethesda, MD) —  The American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) requests abstracts for its IGTF 2016 conference program, which will be held in Fort Worth, TX, USA, April 11-15, 2016.   The ASPRS Imaging and Geospatial Technology Forum (IGTF) is the premier scientific and engineering forum in the United States (and one of the top internationally) […]

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