The 3D Elevation Program— Landslide Recognition, Hazard Assessment, and Mitigation Support

3D Elevation Information Underpins Our Understanding of Landslides A core mission of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is to provide information that leads to reduced loss of life and damage to property and infrastructure from landslides. Gathering this information relies on a detailed and accurate understanding of the landscape. The USGS Landslide Hazards Program (https://www.usgs.gov/science/mission-areas/ natural-hazards/landslide-hazards) conducts landslide hazard assessments, […]

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Blue Marble Provides Free Copies of Global Mapper to Organizations Responding to Hurricane Harvey

Hallowell, Maine – September 1, 2017 – Blue Marble Geographics (bluemarblegeo.com) is pleased to announce that it is offering free licenses of Global Mapper to assist in the clean-up and recovery process in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Any agency or organization that is providing an essential service in response to this catastrophic storm can simply email info@bluemarblegeo.com to request […]

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USIBD’s Cornerstone Survey #10: Software

USIBD’s Cornerstone Survey #10: Software On Monday, August 28th, the U.S. Institute of Building Documentation (USIBD) will be sending out a survey to our membership and industry partners regarding the state of the industry: Software. This comprehensive survey explores valuable subjects including: • Adoption and implementation rates of new technology • Past trends compared to current trends • Opportunity assessments […]

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Referral List Now Online of Professionals Certified in the Use of the Level of Accuracy (LOA) Specification V.2.0

U.S. Institute of Building Documentation Contact: Kevin Kianka, Chair Technology Committee, USIBD kkianka@haagglobal.com Referral List Now Online of Professionals Certified in the Use of the Level of Accuracy (LOA) Specification V.2.0 August 24, 2017, Irvine, CA.  The U.S. Institute of Building Documentation is pleased to announce the online publication of a new resource: a Referral Listing of individuals who have become […]

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CCLD Takes Delivery of the RIEGL VUX-SYS!

CCLD Technologies Inc., headquartered just north of Atlanta, Georgia, has taken delivery of the RIEGL VUX-SYS for unmanned applications! The RIEGL VUX-SYS is comprised of a VUX-1UAV with an Applanix AP20 integrated with CCLD’s DJI M600 Pro. The VUX-SYS is a completely integrated laser scanning system of low weight and compact size to meet the challenges of emerging survey solutions […]

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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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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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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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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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