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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Teledyne Optech Delivering Workshops and Product Hints

November 16, 2015 — Teledyne Optech is pleased to announce that it will have a major presence at the Capturing Reality Forum hosted by SPAR Europe and ELMF on November 23-25 in Salzburg, Austria. This will include two workshops on how Teledyne Optech technologies improve surveying productivity, as well as a booth display that will showcase innovative future products. Dr. […]

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Velodyne’s LiDAR Puck Guides ESIGELEC Team to Win

MORGAN HILL, CALIF. (PRWEB) NOVEMBER 10, 2015 Isolated and potentially vulnerable, offshore oil drilling platforms would seem ideal destinations for next-generation robots. That’s precisely the inspiration behind the ARGOS Challenge, an international robotics competition designed to foster development of a new class of autonomous robots adapted to surveillance and technical maintenance of oil and gas sites (http://www.argos-challenge.com/en/challenge#sthash.PVW4vvtc.dpuf). And, deploying its […]

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COWI Measure Building Plans 10-times Faster with GeoSLAM

Accelerating Survey Workflows COWI, an international multi-discipline consultancy firm, has added another ZEB1 to its growing portfolio of GeoSLAM solutions for rapidly measuring and mapping building interiors and it’s easy to understand why. “GeoSLAM’s solutions are changing the way we survey buildings.” enthused Morten Thoft, Chief Specialist Mapping & Surveying, COWI Denmark.  “We can now measure building plans 10-times faster […]

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Capturing Reality Forum in Two Weeks

Join industry experts in Salzburg in just 2 weeks’ time. Register online TODAY and see: Fast-paced, informative & rewarding world class conference of nearly 50 groundbreaking papers presenting the latest concepts & industry advances 40+ international exhibitors providing an opportunity to meet face-to-face with manufacturers, software developers & service providers from across the globe Hands-on indepth workshop sessions demonstrating the latest developments in the industry […]

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Lidar Intensity Information: A Review of Applications and Processing Techniques

In addition to precise 3D coordinates most lidar systems also record “intensity”. To date, intensity data have proven beneficial in data registration, feature extraction, classification, surface analysis, and segmentation to name just a few examples. The list of applications also continues to grow rapidly, as lidar researchers and practitioners develop new and innovative uses of these data. The primary benefit […]

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What Services Are You Selling?

Test Calling all laser scanning service providers out there!!  Test time!  I need you to answer the following question—and please answer honestly since nobody is going to grade your paper: What are you selling? Naw, I don’t mean the aerial mapping, laser scanning, modeling, BIM, etc.; I am asking a simple question that everyone on your team should be able […]

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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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