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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ISPRS Geospatial Week Recap

Thanks to Dr. Michael Olsen  at Oregon State University for the following recap of last week’s ISPRS Geospatial week held in France. Some guys have all the luck. Bonjour!  This week I had the privilege of attending the ISPRS Geospatial Week held in La Grande Motte, France and will provide you with a short overview.  Basically, the ISPRS Geospatial Week […]

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Trimble Introduces Next Generation Indoor Mobile Mapping System for Building Interiors and Underground Structures

TIMMS 2 – Smaller, Lighter and Easier to Maneuver System Maximizes Performance in Indoor Spaces While Delivering Accurate, High-Quality Data SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 29, 2015—Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) introduced today its next generation Trimble® Indoor Mobile Mapping Solution (TIMMS) that produces fast and accurate maps of even the most difficult-to-navigate indoor spaces and translates them directly into 2D and 3D models of […]

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USIBD 2015 Recap

Ken Smerz interviewed Ted Mort to get his thoughts on last week’s USIBD 2015 conference in Las Vegas. So….  What were your expectations going into the event? My only expectation was that the attendees would receive tangible value, it was our number one goal for the event. What we didn’t realize was just how much support and interest we were […]

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Surveying solutions from Teledyne Optech at Esri Electric & Gas GIS Conference

September 28, 2015 ó Teledyne Optech is pleased to announce that it will present innovative and efficient surveying solutions for infrastructure and asset management at booth 315 in the Esri Electric & Gas GIS Conference taking place from October 5 to 8 in Providence, Rhode Island. Teledyne Optech recommends the Optech Orion C airborne lidar system for monitoring transmission and […]

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World Class Support as the Capturing Reality Forum Reveals its Conference Line-up for First Event

The Capturing Reality Forum (CRF) has launched a fast-paced, informative and rewarding conference programme of nearly 50 groundbreaking papers to be presented by industry leaders from across the globe.  Formed by combining the best of SPAR Europe and ELMF into a single event, Capturing Reality Forum focuses on the technologies of laser scanning, LiDAR, 3D data capture and modelling, to […]

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