New AEC Salary Report reveals surprising results

New AEC Salary Report reveals surprising results Industry-wide survey shows a significant gender gap, unsettling stagnation in pay, and vast regional salary differences – Washington D.C., January 17, 2017 In the AEC industry, technology, best practices and other topics are freely shared between colleagues, yet compensation is often considered a “taboo” subject, causing a serious lack of data on which […]

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OGC seeks public comment on candidate InfraGML encoding standards

OGC seeks public comment on candidate InfraGML encoding standards FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: info@opengeospatial.org 17 January 2017: The membership of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) seeks public comment on its candidate InfraGML standards. The candidate OGC InfraGML Encoding standards define the implementation-dependent, GML encoding of concepts supporting land and civil engineering infrastructure facilities. InfraGML is a GML implementation of  the OGC […]

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Trimble’s New All-in-One Scanning Total Station – The SX10

They’re calling it a game-changer – the SX10 is a new scanning total station that combines super-fast 3D laser scanning, high resolution imagery and extremely accurate survey positioning into one device. Released on October 6, 2016, this new all-in-one technology scanning total station for surveyors has the potential to cut workflow times in half or better, according to Steaphan MacAulay, […]

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Mobile LiDAR and PTC

Maser Consulting, a leader in the industry using Mobile Light Detection and Ranging (Mobile LiDAR), employs the use of Mobile LiDAR, 3D hi-definition laser scanners and other methods to assist in the implementation of PTC (positive train control). A PTC system must be able to reliably determine the precise location, direction and speed of trains; warn operators of potential issues; […]

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LizardTech Receives U.S. Army Certificate of Networthiness for GeoExpress and Express Server Software

Applies to 9.x Software Releases   SEATTLE, Wash. — January 10, 2017 — LizardTech®, a provider of software solutions for managing and distributing geospatial content, has received Certificates of Networthiness (CoN) for GeoExpress® 9.x and Express Server® 9.x from the U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command (NETCOM). The CoN signifies that GeoExpress and Express Server are configured to the current […]

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RIEGL to Attend the 2017 TRB Annual Meeting!

The 2017 TRB Annual Meeting will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. from January 8-12, 2017. Please join the RIEGL experts at Booth 1433 to learn about the RIEGL product portfolio for terrestrial, mobile, airborne, and unmanned based laser scanning. Come by to learn about how our hardware and software can help you and […]

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Using Lidar imagery to help research old roads

Article written by Kerry Hardy I grew up rambling through the fields and forests of mid-coast Maine and it’s been a long-standing hobby of mine to try and understand the many sections of abandoned roads that one encounters in this part of the world. Occasionally I’ll give a slide show on the topic; at one such recent event a fellow […]

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Top 3D-scanning Firm Selected for Scottsdale Renovation Project

Eco3d has been selected by Structured Real Estate Partners to provide 2D and 3D deliverables as solutions for an adaptive reuse renovation of a Scottsdale church. The structure, called Meetinghouse at 3080, will be converted into commercial office and retail space, according to a press release. Eco3d is a portfolio company of Ecoark Holdings, Inc. that measures existing topographic, structural, […]

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LIDARUSA Chooses Global Mapper to Analyze Stream Channel Morphology for Erosion Control

11/29/2016 LIDARUSA Chooses Global Mapper to Analyze Stream Channel Morphology for Erosion Control Hallowell, Maine – November 29, 2016 – Blue Marble Geographics is pleased to announce that LIDARUSA has selected Global Mapper and the accompanying LiDAR Module for processing high-volume point cloud data as part of a stream study project spread across several non-contiguous areas in Western Tennessee. The […]

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Laser Scanning and the Justin Ross Harris Case (aka Hot Car Death)

In a high profile case Justin Ross Harris was charged with and found guilty on eight counts including: malice murder, two counts of felony murder, first-degree cruelty to children, second-degree cruelty to children, sexual exploitation of children and two counts of disseminating harmful material to minors.  Harris was convicted of intentionally leaving his 22-month-old son in his SUV for 7 hours […]

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TerraTools 5.3 is now available for all customers under an active support contract

TerraTools 5.3 is now available for all customers under an active support contract. This release contains various maintenance updates and bug fixes, as well as targeted enhancements for JCATS and VBS terrain export. TerraSim is also happy to announce the release of new distributed processing technology for TerraTools 5.3. Distributed processing enables the TerraTools Batch Mode Manager to simultaneously build multiple terrain tiles on a […]

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The Future of Hazardous Unmanned Mobile Mapping

Last month (October 4th) GeoSLAM Ltd and Blackdog Robotics announced their partnership to provide unmanned mobile indoor & outdoor mapping solutions.  Now, in this new article for Lidar News, we explain what this new partnership means, what it can offer to a wide range of market sectors, and how unmanned mobile mapping is at the forefront of the surveying market. […]

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Mapping the Past to Safeguard the Future

MAPPING THE PAST TO SAFEGUARD THE FUTURE Geospatial technology supplier, 3D Laser Mapping, recently released a detailed 3D map of Newark Castle in Nottinghamshire, UK. Here, business development director Mark Brown tells LiDAR News about the project and explains why the mapping of heritage sites is crucial. Last month marked the 800th anniversary of the death of ‘Bad King John’. […]

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Open Earth Observation Data now More Accessible

Press Release St Petersburg, 14 November, 2016 Open Earth Observation Data now More Accessible At the Thirteenth GEO Plenary Meeting, held in St Petersburg, Russian Federation from 9-10 November, 2016, representatives from GEO’s 103 Member governments and 106 Participating Organizations (POs) convened to launch a new look for the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) Portal. Participants also addressed […]

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World’s First Fabrication of Subsea Well Part Using LiDAR Data and 3D Printing

October 31, 2016 04:00 ET World’s First Fabrication of Subsea Well Part Using LiDAR Data and 3D Printing Project Has Cost Effective Implications Across Life of Field Programs and Intervention Planning BOULDER, CO–(Marketwired – October 31, 2016) – Fugro and 3D at Depth, a global provider of advanced subsea LiDAR systems and solutions, announce the world’s first application of subsea […]

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Lidar Data Processing

This practical, one hour video (produced by Esri) provides an excellent overview of how to make use of lidar data to solve geospatial problems such as creating intensity images, developing DEMs and DSMs and estimating tree height and density…Head over to In The Scan to watch the video

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