LizardTech Awarded U.S. Patent for LiDAR Point Cloud Compression

SEATTLE, Wash. — September 20, 2017 — LizardTech®, a provider of software solutions for managing and distributing geospatial content, has been awarded a U.S. patent for the compression of LiDAR point clouds (US 9753124). The patented technology provides lossless compression of point clouds captured by airborne LiDAR sensors or terrestrial laser scanners for easy and cost-effective processing, storage and transmission […]

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Digital Preservation – Saving our Past to Enrich the Future

The idea of using computer technologies to aid digital visualisation, preservation and reconstruction is not new. Traditionally, manual 3D modelling techniques were used to reconstruct various historical events, object or people. While being a useful tool in visualization, manual 3D modelling techniques could do just as much when it concerned itself with complex artefacts or sites due to the issues […]

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SITECO’s NEW Products at Intergeo 2017

18 September 2017, Bologna, Italy – SITECO Infomatica SRL will be attending Intergeo 2017 in Berlin, Hall 2.1, Stand A2.038, showcasing their exciting new hardware and software releases. Featured products will include the new Road-Scanner C equipped with the S series Faro Focus laser-scanners. Road-Scanner C is the first mobile mapping system equipped with the powerful and rugged models of […]

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RIEGL Scanners Used for Collision Investigation in Australia

After serious road traffic collisions, it is standard practice to accurately document forensic evidence in an objective and timely manner. This evidence recovery process can be stressful and time-consuming, especially in conditions where hundreds or thousands of vehicles are lined up and waiting. The Victoria police force, Australia, are using two RIEGL VZ-400i terrestrial laser scanners with Nikon D810 cameras […]

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Orbit GT to showcase new v18 for Mobile, UAS, Indoor and Aerial Mapping at Intergeo, Berlin

Lokeren, Belgium, September 15 th , 2017 Orbit GT showcases v18 of its Desktop and Server products for 3D Mapping at next week’s Intergeo, Berlin. “I’m thrilled to announce version 18 to be shown at Intergeo, Berlin”, says Peter Bonne, CEO of Orbit GT. “Version 18 of our Desktop and Server portfolio bundles all our expertise domains in a single […]

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Blue Marble to Offer Helicopter Rides Around Los Angeles at its Upcoming User Conference

Hallowell, Maine – September 15, 2017 – Blue Marble Geographics (www.bluemarblegeo.com) is pleased to announce that it is offering several attendees at its upcoming User Conference in Los Angeles a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to tour the city from the air. Held in partnership with Blue Marble partner GEO1, the Blue Marble User Conference (BMUC) will include an onsite drawing to select […]

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PrecisionHawk Brings Leading Drone LiDAR Solution to Market

Hires LiDAR expert Jamie Young as Director of LiDAR Services RALEIGH, N.C., Sept. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — PrecisionHawk, a provider of advanced commercial drone technologies, is making strategic moves to provide its customers with a drone LiDAR solution that matches or exceeds standard manned aircraft data outputs. The company’s first move was to hire LiDAR expert Jamie Young as Director of […]

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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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RIEGL to Exhibit and Present at InterDrone 2017!

RIEGL will be exhibiting and presenting at InterDrone 2017! InterDrone 2017 will be held from September 5-8, 2017 at the Rio All Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada Please join the RIEGL experts at Booth 113 at InterDrone 2017 throughout the week to learn about industry leading RIEGL Smart Waveform-LiDAR. Come by to learn about how our hardware […]

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RIEGL to Exhibit at Mining Philippines 2017!

RIEGL, along with local distribution partner GPS-Lands, will be exhibiting at Mining Philippines 2017! Mining Philippines 2017 will be held at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila in Manila, Philippines from September 5-7, 2017. Please join the RIEGL and GPS-Lands experts at Booth #B11 throughout the week to learn about mining industry leading RIEGL Smart-Waveform LiDAR. Come by to learn about […]

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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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Transport Canada adds multiple senseFly drones to list of compliant systems

Transport Canada adds multiple senseFly drones to list of compliant systems Canadian eBee Plus, eBee SQ and albris drone users are now significantly closer to achieving ‘Compliant Operator’ status Cheseaux, Switzerland (August 23, 2017) – senseFly’s eBee Plus, eBee SQ and albris drones have been added to Transport Canada’s list of “Compliant Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV)”, a distinction that allows […]

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RIEGL to Exhibit and Present at GeoSmart Asia 2017!

RIEGL, along with local distribution partner GPS-Lands, will be exhibiting and presenting at GeoSmart Asia 2017! GeoSmart Asia 2017 will be held at the Putrajaya International Convention Center in Putrajaya, Malaysia from August 22-24, 2017. Please join the RIEGL and GPS-Lands experts at Booth #9 throughout the week to learn about industry leading RIEGL Smart-Waveform LiDAR. Come by to learn […]

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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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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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