Bentley Announces Finalists in 2016 Be Inspired Awards

Bentley Announces the Finalists in 2016 Be Inspired Awards Program Recognizing Innovation in Infrastructure Design, Construction, and Operations Winners Will Be Announced at The Year in Infrastructure 2016 Conference, Nov. 1-3 in London EXTON, Pa., U.S.A. – September 20, 2016 – Bentley Systems, Incorporated, a leading global provider of comprehensive software solutions for advancing infrastructure, today announced the project finalists […]

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USIBD Cornerstone Report Announced

The U.S. Institute of Building Documentation (USIBD) announced the opening today of the attached survey to support our eighth Cornerstone Report™, focused on General Contracting. The survey applies to all those who are associated with the industry of documenting buildings. Those of you who contribute to this survey are eligible to receive…Read More at In The Scan

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Blue Marble to Showcase the GeoCalc Geodetic Registry and Petrel CTL Support at ECIM 2016

Hallowell, Maine – August 30, 2016 – Blue Marble Geographics is pleased to announce that it will be conducting a technical presentation at the upcoming Expert Center for Information Management (ECIM) Conference and User Meeting in Haugesund, Norway. This annual event, scheduled for September 12th-14th brings together data managers from the oil and gas industry for three days of workshops, […]

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Self Driving Trucks

Now this is going to get your attention – an autonomous tractor trailer, but actually the ability to mount the sensor systems above most of the traffic is a distinct advantage. Looks like taxi giant Uber has acquired Otto…Read More at In The Scan

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3D Laser Mapping Unveils New Multi-Platform Mapping System in Africa

World leading geospatial technology supplier, 3D Laser Mapping, is unveiling an innovative multi-platform mapping system to the African market at Geomatics Indaba 2016. Named ROBIN, the platform is the first of its kind on the market and provides three alternative mapping options rolled into one solution. The versatile system offers many different methods of data capture, meaning users are no […]

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New Laser Scan Coordinate System Tools Released in Maptek I-Site Studio

Maptek I-Site Studio 6.1 [released today] includes new tools that streamline management of survey data. Users will be able to easily register laser scans to coordinate systems, including local mine grid coordinates. As soon as scans are brought into I-Site Studio they are ready for processing. There is no need to undertake custom transformations. ‘This new tool will save substantial […]

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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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Vive La REVO-lution

Background Geoperspectives, originally a classic surveying company founded in 1987 has grown to 60 people with their head office in Paris. Over the past four years they have transformed themselves into a highly specialized, 3D expert services provider. Since 2013 the company has scanned about 5 million sq. meters of building space. Alain Pape, Director commented, “Today our specialty is […]

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Service Hydrographique et Océanographique de la Marine Chooses Global Mapper for Coastal Mapping Project

Hallowell, Maine – August 9, 2016 – Blue Marble Geographics is pleased to announce that the Service Hydrographique et Océanographique de la Marine (SHOM) has selected Global Mapper for its Litto3D® project. The goal of this ambitious program is to create a seamless, high-resolution elevation model incorporating both bathymetric and topographic coverage for the entire coastline of France as well […]

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78.7% of AEC Firms Expect Scanning/Modeling Work to Increase in the Next 12 Months

New survey of the global scanning/3D modeling market benchmarks best practices, profit margins, vendor market share and numerous other key indicators for the industry Washington D.C. —  August 9, 2016  Despite swings in the global economic climate, strong growth is expected in the scanning and modeling market, as nearly 4 of 5 firms expect their business to expand in the […]

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Orbit GT and Soluciones Geoinformaticas, Colombia sign Reseller Agreement

Lokeren, Belgium, August 2nd, 2016. Orbit GT is proud to announce that Soluciones Geoinformaticas, Colombia, has been selected as Reseller of Orbit GT Mobile Mapping software products. “We are pleased to have signed a Reseller Agreement with Soluciones Geoinformaticas, a leading supplier of mobile mapping services”, says Peter Bonne, CEO of Orbit GT. “We see a perfect fit between our […]

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The Cost of Information Loss

Merrick & Company recently had the opportunity to calculate the predicted return on investment (ROI) for a long term asset lifecycle management implementation of a new facility design, construction, and management using High Definition Surveying (HDS) and Building Information Modeling (BIM).  This Scan to BIM approach was to be used on a facility planned to be about 375,000 square feet […]

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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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Maptek and BBE Collaborate Around Advanced Mine Ventilation Solutions

Maptek and VUMA, a subsidiary of Bluhm Burton Engineering Pty Ltd (BBE), have executed a memorandum of understanding to facilitate collaboration and cooperation around mine ventilation solutions and mine design. The primary focus will be on enabling detailed data transfer between Maptek Vulcan mine planning software and VUMA ventilation simulation software. VUMA software is developed for analysis of underground mine […]

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Small Firm – Big Innovations

The Early Days One of the pioneers in the airborne LiDAR industry is Robert, “Bobby” Tuck. His firm Tuck Mapping Solutions, Inc. is a leader in the use of helicopters and fixed wing aircraft to collect highly accurate LiDAR data for a number of industries. Bobby is a graduate of Carson Newman University with a BS in Pre-Engineering.  He is […]

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ContextCapture Improves Quality of Reality Modeling Within Geospatial Workflows

Bentley Systems announces general access to the latest release of ContextCapture and ContextCapture Center. This release enhances the accessibility, scale, and quality of reality models that can be produced for use in BIM and geospatial workflows. Key capabilities include: • New multi-resolution mesh support for third-party formats including Esri i3s, Google Earth KML, SpaceEyes3D, OSGB (OpenSceneGraph), and LODTreeExport formats. • […]

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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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The Power of Handheld Scanning

Background H2H Associates, LLC is a small, innovative consulting firm based in Troy, New York that has more than 11 years’ of experience utilizing laser scanning technology. They are a full-service environmental, geologic, construction, and mapping firm providing a wide range of services to clients in the public and private sectors. Their team of highly qualified professionals, each with their […]

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