Pointfuse V3 Point Cloud Software Announced

Shepperton Studios, London, 21 August 2017 – Arithmetica, the company behind Pointfuse point cloud conversion software, has announced it will be releasing Pointfuse V3 on the 18th September 2017. Offering a new approach to the processing of point cloud data, Pointfuse V3 produces 3D models that are 1:4 the size of the original point cloud, and streamlines the workflow of […]

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RIEGL to Exhibit and Present at GeoSmart Asia 2017!

RIEGL, along with local distribution partner GPS-Lands, will be exhibiting and presenting at GeoSmart Asia 2017! GeoSmart Asia 2017 will be held at the Putrajaya International Convention Center in Putrajaya, Malaysia from August 22-24, 2017. Please join the RIEGL and GPS-Lands experts at Booth #9 throughout the week to learn about industry leading RIEGL Smart-Waveform LiDAR. Come by to learn […]

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Blue Marble Announces Global Mapper Certification Classes in Atlanta and Ottawa

Hallowell, Maine – August 15, 2017 – Blue Marble Geographics (bluemarblegeo.com) is pleased to announce that it will be offering official Global Mapper certification training classes in Ottawa, Ontario and Atlanta, Georgia in October and November respectively. The course consists of two days of hands-on Global Mapper instruction followed by a third day in which the focus turns to the LiDAR […]

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Bentley Announces Finalists in 2017 Be Inspired Awards Program Recognizing BIM Advancements in Infrastructure Design, Construction and Operations

Winners to be Selected and Announced at The Year in Infrastructure 2017 Conference, October 10-12 in Singapore EXTON, Pa., U.S.A. – August 10, 2017 – Bentley Systems, Incorporated, a leading global provider of comprehensive software solutions for advancing infrastructure, today announced the finalists in the 2017 Be Inspired Awards program. The annual awards honor the extraordinary work of Bentley users […]

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GEOSLAM UNVEILS PREDICTIONS FOR ENGINEERING’S DIGITAL FUTURE

PRESS RELEASE 10 AUGUST 2017 GEOSLAM UNVEILS PREDICTIONS FOR ENGINEERING’S DIGITAL FUTURE The world’s leading name in ‘go-anywhere’ 3D mobile mapping technology is calling on the engineering and construction sector to recognise the ‘fourth industrial revolution’ in a new white paper entitled ‘Digital Engineering: Building Reality’. Published by GeoSLAM, the findings include: A prediction that digital technology will radically overhaul […]

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Orbit GT and ViaTech, Norway, sign Reseller Agreement

Lokeren, Belgium, August 4th, 2017 Orbit GT is happy to announce that ViaTech, Norway, has joined as Authorized Reseller of Orbit GT Mobile Mapping products. “We’re very pleased to join with ViaTech as our new Reseller”, says Peter Bonne, CEO of Orbit GT. “ViaTech is a well known and respected company in Norway and beyond. We’re looking forward to a […]

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Investing in Airborne LiDAR

The Opportunity The decision to bring airborne LiDAR in-house requires a significant investment in both people and technology. Lidar News recently had the opportunity to interview Carlos Prieto and Ken Comeaux at SurvTech Solutions to learn more about their experience. Many people believe that entrepreneurs like to take risk. In fact, what makes a successful entrepreneur is that they are […]

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Orbit GT releases Oblique Mapping v17.1 with Cloud Upload feature

Orbit GT releases Oblique Mapping v17.1 with Cloud Upload feature Lokeren, Belgium, July 31st, 2017 Orbit GT releases v17.1 of its Oblique Mapping desktop product including the all-new Upload to the Cloud feature. It is available for download today from our website www.orbitgt.com. “This upgrade includes the capability to upload any Oblique Mapping content directly to www.3dmapping.cloud, our SaaS based […]

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Using Global Mapper for UAV-Collected Imagery

BACKGROUND: DroneMapper is one of the success stories in the fledgling field of UAV data collection and processing. After several decades of experience working in the aerospace industry, CEO Pierre Stoermer was quick to recognize the potential for drones as a viable low-cost alternative to manned aircraft for this purpose. Serving customers in a wide variety of industries and business […]

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DroneMapper Chooses Global Mapper for UAV Imagery Processing

Hallowell, Maine – July 25, 2017 – Blue Marble Geographics (bluemarblegeo.com) is pleased to announce that Colorado-based DroneMapper has selected Global Mapper to perform the bulk of its data processing workflows. The company employs the software’s intuitive 2D and 3D visualization tools to provide quality control of its ortho-rectified imagery and makes use of Global Mapper’s extensive LiDAR processing capabilities […]

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Mapping The Battle of Gettysburg

GeoCue Group recently partnered with the National Park Service (NPS) in a pilot project to assess culturally significant areas within Gettysburg National Military Park using small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS). The area of interest (AOI) for this project was the western face of Little Round Top. Little Round Top was the location of a defensive stand by the Union army […]

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AltaLink to create 3D base map of power system

AltaLink has recently awarded a multi-year contract to NM Group for creating a 3D base map of their entire power network that will be maintained through innovative technologies. The strategic partnership will create an accurate asset library for 13,000 km of high voltage network, to validate line ratings and ensure system reliability. The project will use aerial LiDAR data to […]

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BMUC is Going Coastal!

The final two events in the 2017 BMUC calendar see the Blue Marble team head for the beach. In September, we will be welcoming Blue Marble users from far and wide to the shores of Casco Bay in our home state of Maine, and in November, we team up with the folks at GEO1 for a special event in Los […]

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Adds Global Mapper to its List of Approved Software

Hallowell, Maine – July 13, 2017 – Blue Marble Geographics (www.bluemarblegeo.com) is pleased to announce that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has added Global Mapper and the accompanying LiDAR Module to its list of approved software tools, making the application accessible to all of USACE civilian and military staff. Global Mapper will now be readily available to assist in the USACE’s […]

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Bluesky Launches Nationwide Map of Building Heights

Leicestershire, 13 July 2017 – Aerial mapping company, Bluesky, has launched the first nationwide map providing accurate height measurement for around 40 million buildings. Created from a combination of remote sensing surveys, including data from aircraft mounted lasers (LiDAR), the Bluesky Heighted Building dataset covers the whole of England, Wales and Scotland, and will help to change the way we […]

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RIEGL to Exhibit at 62nd FSMS Annual Conference!

RIEGL will be exhibiting at the 62nd FSMS Annual Conference and Trade Show! The 62nd FSMS Annual Conference and Trade Show will be held from July 19-22, 2017 at the Naples Grande Beach Resort in Naples, Florida. Please join the RIEGL experts at Booth 49 at the FSMS Annual Conference to learn about industry leading RIEGL Smart Waveform LiDAR. Come by […]

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ClearEdge3D Acquires Construction Verification Software Firm Pericept

The acquisition joins two strong construction QA/QC technologies, Verity and BIMtrace, into a single market-leading company. Manassas, VA — ClearEdge3D, the developers of the Verity construction verification software and the EdgeWise automated modeling software, today announced the acquisition of Pericept, a construction verification software firm based in Texas. Pericept’s BIMtraceTM software captures recently installed scopes-of-work (SOW) on a construction site […]

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Orbit GT and Vexcel Imaging showcase Oblique and Streetlevel 3D data in ArcOnline at Esri UC

Lokeren, Belgium, July 6th, 2017. Orbit GT and Vexcel Imaging will be showcasing an integrated solution for Aerial Oblique and streetlevel Mobile Mapping data, operational within ArcOnline, at Esri IMF and UC, San Diego, July 8-13. “We’re pleased to announce that Vexcel Imaging and Orbit GT will be showcasing Vexcel Aerial Oblique data and streetlevel Mobile Mapping data in a […]

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GEOSLAM SHOWCASES 3D MOBILE MAPPING FOR GIS AT 
ESRI USER CONFERENCE 2017

The San Diego Convention Center will be transformed into a live digital 3D model during the international ESRI User Conference, thanks to GeoSLAM, the experts in “go anywhere” 3D mobile mapping. GeoSLAM, a Silver ESRI Business Partner, will be scanning the exhibition hall and the Convention Centre using its market-leading handheld laser scanning solution, the ZEB-REVO. Taking place between the […]

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Object detection and position determination in 2D

Object detection and position determination in 2D • Jonas Ledergerber, Product Manager for LiDAR sensors, SICK AG, Reute Is a surface empty or is a shelf occupied? Where is a specific object and how far away is an obstacle? The 2D LiDAR sensors from SICK’s TiM product range can provide answers to questions like these which often arise in the […]

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Laser Scanning to Revit: As-Built Case Study

After 15 years in business, and over 13,000 As-Built surveys created, PPM finally took the plunge in February of this year and purchased our first laser scanner.  Starting with the “good old days” of tape measure, paper, and pencil, we have tested and implemented several different technological advancements in As-Built surveying over the years:  First it was the laser distance […]

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