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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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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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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Global Mapper LiDAR Module v18.2 Now Available with New Hydro-Flattening Capability

Hallowell, Maine – June 21, 2017 – Blue Marble Geographics (www.bluemarblegeo.com) is pleased to announce the immediate availability of an update to the Global Mapper LiDAR Module. Released in conjunction with Global Mapper version 18.2, Blue Marble’s popular GIS software, the latest edition of the Module includes support for hydro-flattening from 3D lines or polygons when creating a terrain surface; several new LiDAR […]

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The Chase Through Time Project at Cannock Chase

Great War practice trenches, evidence of prehistoric enclosures and medieval mining pits are amongst the exciting archaeological remains revealed on Cannock Chase, Staffordshire, UK in a new lidar project. Staffordshire County Council, in partnership with Historic England, is exploring this fascinating archaeological landscape as part of the Heritage Lottery funded ‘Chase Through Time’ project. Cannock Chase was designated in 1958 […]

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Orbit GT releases UAS Mapping v17.1 with Cloud Upload feature at UAV Expo, Brussels

Lokeren, Belgium, June 16th, 2017. Orbit GT releases v17.1 of its UAS 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 UAS Mapping content directly to www.3dmapping.cloud, our SaaS based sharing and collaboration platform”, says Peter Bonne, CEO of Orbit […]

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Open Source Point Cloud Web Services with Greyhound

Hobu, Inc. has been leading the development of open source LiDAR processing tools for almost ten years, starting first with our libLAS project and evolving those tools to the more general PDAL point cloud processing library. We recently developed open source tools with business friendly licensing for point cloud data organization (Entwine) and web services (Greyhound). In this article, I […]

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Congrats! – JALBTCX Technical Award for RIEGL

June 7, 2017 RIEGL has received Sebastian Sizgoric Technical Achievement Award at this year’s JALBTCX conference in Savannah, Georgia! The recipient of the Sebastian Sizgoric Technical Achievement Award will have made a major contribution in the field of LiDAR bathymetry and airborne coastal mapping and charting within the past two years. This year’s award has been given to RIEGL honoring […]

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GEO Business just gets better and better

Press Release Issued: 12 June 2017 For immediate release “GEO Business just gets better and better” – UK’s biggest geospatial event 
reports record attendance for 2017 London was the capital of the geospatial world last month – as GEO Business returned to the Business Design Centre in Islington, on 23-24 May, to showcase the best new products, services and solutions […]

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RIEGL is Making the Difference – Interview with Kiewit Corporation’s Jonathan Beaty

RIEGL is Making the Difference Jonathan Beaty, Field Inspection Services Manager Kiewit Corporation is an employee-owned Fortune 500 contractor based in Omaha, Nebraska. Privately held, it is one of the largest contractors in the world. Jonathan Beaty is based in Lenexa, Kansas where he is Field Services and CAD Coordinator for Kiewit. Lidar News recently interviewed Jonathan to learn more […]

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NM Group Acquired by Trimble to Bolster Visualisation and 3D Asset Management Capabilities in its Energy Portfolio

NM Group Acquired by Trimble to Bolster Visualisation and 3D Asset Management Capabilities in its Energy Portfolio Network Mapping Group Limited (“NM Group”) announced today that is has been acquired by Trimble. The purchase will deliver synergies for both companies and provide Trimble access to NM Group’s 3D Asset Management solutions as well as their long experience in delivering electric […]

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Orbit GT and x-Spatial, USA, sign Reseller Agreement

Lokeren, Belgium, May 29th, 2017 Orbit GT is happy to announce that x-Spatial, USA, has joined as Authorized Reseller of Orbit GT Mobile Mapping and Indoor products. “We’re very pleased to join with x-Spatial as our new Reseller”, says Peter Bonne, CEO of Orbit GT. “x-Spatial is a reference in airport FM, GIS, total solutions and relating consultancy.  We’re looking […]

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Global Mapper 18.2 Released with New 3D Digitizing Functionality and Support for Connecting to Amazon Web Services

Hallowell, Maine – May 30, 2017 – Blue Marble Geographics (www.bluemarblegeo.com) is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Global Mapper version 18.2. This latest upgrade to the version 18 release includes new 3D digitizing functionality, support for Amazon Web Services, improved multiview display options, and several new supported data formats. As with all Global Mapper releases, the culmination of the […]

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Orbit GT and Gexcel, Italy, sign Reseller Agreement

Lokeren, Belgium, May 10th, 2017 Orbit GT is happy to announce that Gexcel Srl, Italy, has joined as Authorized Reseller of Orbit GT Indoor products. “We’re very pleased to join with Gexcel as our new Reseller”, says Peter Bonne, CEO of Orbit GT. “Gexcel is a well repected company and we welcome Gexcel stepping into the emerging Indoor Mapping market […]

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Three wavelengths open up new applications for Optech Titan

Dr. Paul E. LaRocque VP Special Projects Teledyne Optech In 2014, Teledyne Optech launched the world’s first airborne multispectral lidar sensor, the Optech Titan. Bathy lidar sensors that use 532 nm (green) and 1064 nm for the airborne determination of water depths have existed for some time now. Some researchers analyzed data from these two wavelengths with other data collections […]

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Essential Energy use innovative technology to manage vegetation

Australian energy distributor Essential Energy has contracted NM Group to map, analyse and report on vegetation risks which could pose future safety and reliability issues across its overhead electricity network. The program will use innovative remote sensing and 3D modelling technologies around nearly 85,000 km of powerline. This will enable improved prioritisation and planning of vegetation management activities around the […]

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3D Modeling Innovator Arithmetica Expands with Appointment of European Resellers for Pointfuse

Shepperton Studios, UK, 02 May 2017 – Arithmetica, the company behind Pointfuse point cloud 3D modeling software, has announced the appointment of a further two international resellers; Mena3D in Germany and Geomesure in France. These latest partnerships follow the company’s recent expansion into the US market and represent a significant milestone in the international growth of the UK based tech […]

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Summary of Paper: “Individual Tree Crown Delineation from Airborne Laser Scanning for Diseased Larch Forest Stands”

Chloe Barnes, Postgraduate Researcher at the University of Leicester’s Department of Geography, shares with Lidar News a summary of the paper “Individual Tree Crown Delineation from Airborne Laser Scanning for Diseased Larch Forest Stands”. Summary of Paper: “Individual Tree Crown Delineation from Airborne Laser Scanning for Diseased Larch Forest Stands” The published research successfully isolated individual larch trees within a forest […]

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