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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Object detection and position determination in 2D

Object detection and position determination in 2D • Jonas Ledergerber, Product Manager for LiDAR sensors, SICK AG, Reute Is a surface empty or is a shelf occupied? Where is a specific object and how far away is an obstacle? The 2D LiDAR sensors from SICK’s TiM product range can provide answers to questions like these which often arise in 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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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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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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EarthSense Scientists Conclude Trees are Most Cost Effective Way of Tackling Urban Air Pollution

EarthSense Scientists Conclude Trees are Most Cost Effective Way of Tackling Urban Air Pollution Leicestershire, UK, 13 April 2017 – Scientists at EarthSense Systems have completed a research project into the economic effectiveness of different schemes to reduce air pollution. In a study of Europe’s favourite shopping area, Oxford Street, the project team compared the comparative performance of a range […]

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Mapping Flood Risk in the UK

Mapping Flood Risk in the UK Written by Faith Clark There are numerous types of floods and many ways of classifying them. According to Wikipedia floods are classified mainly by their source – areal, riverine, estuarine and coastal, urban and catastrophic and, although using different language, the UK’s Environmental Law Association’s website uses a similar, perhaps simpler, classification – coastal, […]

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Dewberry Selected to Provide QA/QC of Maine Map Data

Firm will provide independent review of lidar data spanning 8,743 square miles Fairfax, VA—March 29, 2017 Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, has been selected by the Maine GeoLibrary and Maine Office of GIS (MeGIS) to provide an independent review of lidar acquisition procedures, lidar data, and final deliverables for 8,743 square miles in eastern and central Maine. The […]

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Bluesky 3D Laser Maps will help protect Coastal Heritage Sites in a new €4 million EU Project

Leicestershire, 30 March 2017 – The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales (RCAHMW) has commissioned aerial mapping company Bluesky to capture highly accurate laser maps of six coastal locations in the Irish Sea. The new five-year CHERISH project, funded through the European Union’s Ireland-Wales programme, will analyse coastal and island archaeology and maritime heritage sites most […]

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Product Review by Meridian Engineering: FARO Scan Localizer

Product Review: FARO Scan Localizer Thank you to Meridian Engineering for this article. By Brian Boehmer and Tiana Moe Last month Meridian had the opportunity to test out one of FARO’s latest products, the Scan Localizer, through FARO’s Early Adopter program. The opportunity to give feedback has greatly enhanced the Localizer since it first appeared. The product tested is not […]

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NSCC Topo-Bathymetric Lidar Research

NSCC Topo-Bathymetric Lidar Research in support of Sustainable Coastal Development Thank you to the team at Nova Scotia Community College – Tim Webster, with support from Kate Collins, Nathan Crowell, Kevin McGuigan, Candace MacDonald, and many students and research assistants for the research contributing to this article. Introduction and Background The Applied Geomatics Research Group (AGRG) was formed in 2000 […]

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Siemens and Bentley Systems Agree to Jointly Offer Planning and Design Solutions for Utilities

San Diego, U.S.A. – DistribuTECH 2017 – Jan. 31, 2017 – Building on the strategic alliance between Siemens and Bentley Systems that was made public in November 2016, Siemens’ Energy Management Division and Bentley Systems have announced an agreement to jointly develop solutions to accelerate digitalization of planning, design, and operations for power utilities and industrial power customers. Bentley Systems […]

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RIEGL’s Notable Week at Geospatial World Forum 2017!

This past week at Geospatial World Forum 2017 in Hyderabad, India, RIEGL displayed some of the latest products of their broad product portfolio for terrestrial, mobile, airborne and UAV-based laser scanning, in cooperation with their distribution partner for India, MeaTech Solutions (www.meatechsolutions.com). RIEGL’s survey-grade UAV LiDAR platform, the RiCOPTER, was one of the highlights at the show and attracted many […]

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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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