Velodyne LiDAR Gears Up for the Autonomous Revolution with Investments from Ford and Baidu

MORGAN HILL, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Velodyne LiDAR, Inc., the recognized global leader in Light, Detection and Ranging, or LiDAR technology, today announced the completion of a combined $150 million investment from co-investors Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] (“Ford”) and China’s leading search engine company Baidu, Inc. [Nasdaq:BIDU] (“Baidu”). The investment will allow Velodyne to rapidly expand the design and production of high performance, […]

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Reviving King Tutankhamun with 3D Scanning

In the fall of 2014, Creaform performed its largest color 3D scanning project to date! Color is a big differentiator in the world of 3D scanning, since it not usually mandatory or sometimes even important when it comes to inspection or reverse engineering. But it goes without saying that it becomes paramount in applications such as Heritage Preservation. In this […]

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LiDARUSA Case Study

Using Global Mapper to Analyze Stream Morphology for Erosion Control LIDARUSA, an Alabama-based leader in the fields of geomatics and mapping, employs a variety of airborne and terrestrial data collection and processing technologies to provide clients with accurate terrain models and volumetric measurements. The stream study project, which was spread across several non-contiguous areas in Western Tennessee, initially required the […]

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SITECO Informatica is Delivering Lidar Mapping Customers Top Performance

Not often does one find a company that has pivoted its business direction over a short two-year period, but that is exactly what SITECO Informatica (pronounced SEE-TEH-CO) has successfully achieved. For over 10 years, SITECO, based in Bologna Italy, was providing mobile mapping collection and data processing services primarily throughout Europe and North Africa. The company designed and built their […]

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The Latest in Laser Scanning Technology: Making BIM Projects Faster and Smoother Than Ever Before

Reality capture is no longer the future of 3D conceptual modeling – it’s the present. This is good news for beginners and experts alike in the conceptual modeling, building, and renovation sphere, as 3D imaging technology is now more user-friendly and accessible than ever before. Reality capture allows you to create 3D models of real-world objects that you can edit, […]

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From GNSS to INS

Focusing on mobile mapping applications over the past several months we have looked at what is available regarding the GNSS component. Now it is time to move along to the INS. There seems to be considerable confusion and misunderstanding about the role of GNSS receivers in an INS. By this I mean it is often thought that the two were […]

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Mapping Singapore in 3D

User Name: Singapore Land Authority (2015 Be Inspired Finalist, Innovation in Government) Project Name: Mapping Singapore in 3D Location: Singapore Overview: Bentley Map is instrumental in Singapore Land Authority’s production of 3D map data and city model for all of Singapore—more than 700 square kilometers.  Solution: Singapore Land Authority employed multiple rapid mapping technologies such as oblique imagery, airborne laser […]

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Delivering Returns on 3D Investment Series – Tilden Coil

This Project Showcase provides an in-depth look at the use of 3D laser scanning by an innovative company based in the heart of Southern California. Tilden-Coil Constructors must compete with both small and large companies in some of the most challenging commercial, industrial, and institutional construction markets. In order to continue to provide the best value to its clients, and continue […]

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Three Advantages of Lidar Technology for Intralogistics and Order Fulfillment Robots

Small mobile robots are quickly becoming important fixtures in intralogistics, and Lidar technology has helped move these robots forward.  Lidar is not new to logistics – it has been used for collision avoidance and navigation in Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) for years.  However, in some applications, an AGV is not a feasible solution and would require extensive modifications to the […]

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Mapping the Coastal Zone (Litto3D®) with the Help of Global Mapper

Operating under the administration of the French Ministry of Defense, the Service Hydrographique et Océanographique de la Marine (SHOM) provides a public service in the fields of hydrography and maritime cartography. Working in partnership with IGN (Institut national de l’information géographique et forestière), SHOM has embarked on an ambitious project to create a seamless, high-resolution elevation model incorporating both bathymetric […]

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GeoSLAM @ GeoBusiness 2016

It was another busy week for GeoSLAM as we headed down to London for two important events. On Monday we held the inaugural Distributor Forum event for our European and Middle East dealers. We were delighted with the turnout as over 35 delegates from over 22 distributors travelled to the event, in which we set out our growth strategy and […]

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10 Times Speed-up: Producing High-Quality 3D Maps from Lidar

DIPPER, a spin-off company from the University of Twente (Enschede, the Netherlands), provides a breakthrough solution on processing massive lidar data in an accurate and efficient way. It offers comprehensive services on lidar data processing and 3D scene modelling. The self-developed software is highly automatic, enabling DIPPER to create high quality 3D maps for 10,000 buildings within only one week, […]

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Leica Geosystems- XPONENTIAL Preview

Please Visit us at Booth #161 Aibot X6: A Professional-Grade UAS for Professional Results Safely conducting inspections and monitoring in hazardous areas, mapping challenging terrain, aerial imaging, filming—when your applications require professional-grade results, you can rely on the Aibot X6 from Leica Geosystems. The Aibot X6 offers a unique combination of autonomous flying robot, highly accurate sensors and intelligent software […]

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Trimble – XPONENTIAL Preview

Please Visit Us at Booth #1037 Trimble’s advanced positioning solutions offer continuous mobile positioning and high-accuracy orientation for applications such as survey & mapping, and guidance & navigation of unmanned vehicles. Combining positioning technologies with office and field software, Trimble is transforming work in applications that serve a wide range of industries. The Applanix POS AV is a hardware and […]

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Phoenix Aerial Systems – XPONENTIAL Preview

Visit Us at Booth #461 Phoenix Aerial Systems Inc., innovators of a full line of the world’s most comprehensive and state-of-the-art mobile LiDAR mapping solutions will be displaying some of their hi-tech wares again this year at the annual Xponential conference in New Orleans. Phoenix Aerial’s turnkey LiDAR solutions include their powerful and highly dynamic proprietary software suite, providing demanding professionals […]

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Topcon – XPONENTIAL Preview

Please Visit Us at Booth #1426 Topcon Positioning Systems, Inc. (TPS) designs and manufactures precise positioning solutions for the global mapping, surveying, civil engineering, construction, and agriculture markets. Topcon’s innovative technology provides a decidedly competitive edge – offering an array of integrated technologies to meet changing demands and various project settings and requirements. From fixed wing and rotary wing UAS offerings to lightweight vehicle mobile […]

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ClearEdge3D – SPAR Preview

Please Visit Us at Booth #521 Visit us to see how ClearEdge3D, the leader in automated modeling technology, can help cut as-built modeling and documentation time by upwards of 65% for piping, steel, ducts and more using EdgeWise automated feature extraction technology. If you scan and model existing conditions, EdgeWise can help you deliver better models in less time: Deliver […]

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Cardinal – IGTF Preview

Please Visit Us at Booth #701 Cardinal Systems continues its development of the Vr Mapping Software suite which offers a variety of modules for use by the many professions in the geospatial community and is the result of over 25 years of development. Data collection and editing in 2D and true 3D stereo environments from imagery/LiDAR/point clouds & surface data […]

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SAM – IGTF Preview

Please Visit Us at Booth #102 Surveying And Mapping, LLC (SAM) is pleased to be a supporter of ASPRS and will be exhibiting at the 2016 Imaging and Geospatial Technology Forum in Ft. Worth. SAM is a leading provider of complete geospatial solutions and delivers high value products to clients in a broad range of end markets across North America. […]

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CurvSurf – SPAR Preview

Please Visit Us at Booth #516 CurvSurf develops and distributes real-time 3D object/geometry recognition, measurement, and extraction SDK for 3D imaging/measurement applications for tablets, mobile and 3D scanning devices. Unlike many solutions, CurvSurf’s FindSurface, using innovative geometric abstract based algorithm, can handle 3D image processing in dynamic real world environment with significantly faster speed. By using FindSurface, users can rapidly […]

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Mandli Communications – SPAR Preview

Please Visit Us at Booth #9 Mandli Communications will be showcasing Maverick at the SPAR 3D Expo & Conference 2016. Created by the industry leaders in mobile LiDAR collection, Maverick combines high-resolution 360 degree imaging, high-definition Velodyne LiDAR, and an integrated position and orientation system to provide users with a robust and multifunctional dataset. Weighing in at 23 pounds, Maverick can […]

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uGRIDD – SPAR Preview

Please Visit Us at Booth #720 uGRIDD (uGRIDD.com) is a web-based platform that offers sophisticated, but easy to use interfaces to help customers unlock the power of infrastructure big data. Unlike other systems in the infrastructure industry that started off as a software package, uGRIDD was created as a solution platform. uGRIDD’s disruptive technology enables both technical and non-technical individuals […]

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GeoSLAM – SPAR Preview

Please Visit Us at Booth #308 At SPAR 3D this year GeoSLAM will be bringing 2 brand new products to the market – the ZEB-REVO mobile handheld scanner, and GeoSLAM Desktop – local registration engine. Both products are set to continue the disruption of the surveying market, bringing fast, accurate and simple surveying solutions to the masses. We also have […]

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