Bluesky LiDAR Helps Wiltshire Council Tackle Flooding Risk

Leicestershire, UK, 11 January 2018 – Aerial laser mapping technology is helping Wiltshire Council investigate flooding in the town of Corsham. Working with engineering consultancy Atkins, the Bluesky LiDAR data is being used to create a hydraulic model of the drainage network and its interaction with the watercourses serving the catchment. This detailed model will allow Council staff to predict […]

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TUC 2018

              It seems like TUC 17 was just a few days ago. Over 171 registered attendees represented 62 companies and government agencies. They took part of a great number of Technical and  Management tracks we had available to improve their skill level.  Check out TUC 17 video here. Once again we are going to have the […]

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ContextCapture Creates Precise Reality Model for EUR 23,000 Ridracoli Dam Survey Project

ITALDRON’s 3D Model for Preventive Maintenance of Water Supply Dam Proves Accurate within 2 Centimeters Hydrogeological Risk Assessment Italian water supplier Romagna Acque required a fast, accurate, and low-cost alternative to the terrestrial surveys the company used to help monitor the condition of its infrastructure. Ridracoli Dam, spanning the Bidente river in Casentino Forests National Park, provided the proving ground […]

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TetraVue Partners with CVedia and AGC/Wideye at CES 2018 to Demonstrate 4D LIDAR Superiority for Autonomous Vehicles

Companies to Jointly Showcase Benefits of Industry’s First High Resolution 4D LIDAR Camera VISTA, Calif., January 4, 2018 – CES 2018 – TetraVue, the leader in high definition 4D LIDAR™ technology, today announced partnerships with NVIDIA, CVedia and AGC/Wideye to highlight the benefits of TetraVue’s groundbreaking high-resolution LIDAR for next generation ADAS and self-driving applications. The four companies will demonstrate […]

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2017 Solstice Contest Winner Announcement!

Maser Consulting’s image is the winner of our 2017 Winter Solstice Lidar Art Contest with almost 400 votes! Congratulations to their team!! They share the story of their image below. Thank you all for your entries this year. We really enjoyed them! Please participate next year, everyone. We can’t wait to see what you come up with in 2018. Thank […]

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Blue Marble Geographics Adds Chinese Reseller to its Worldwide Network of Partners

Hallowell, Maine – December 19, 2017 – Blue Marble Geographics (bluemarblegeo.com) is pleased to announce that Beijing E-Carto Technologies Co., Ltd. has joined the growing list of partner companies reselling and supporting Blue Marble’s products throughout the world. Focusing on the rapidly emerging geospatial sector in mainland China, Beijing E-Carto Technologies will be tasked with promoting, distributing, and supporting Global Mapper […]

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GeoSLAM Celebrates Five Years in Business with New HQ, Record Growth

NOTTINGHAMSHIRE, U.K. 13 December 2017 – Leading 3D mobile mapping technology specialist, GeoSLAM, is on track to achieve its growth ambitions in 2018 after relocating to new UK headquarters. The Nottinghamshire-based firm, which recently celebrated five years in the industry, has moved to Innovation House, a technology hub at Ruddington Business Park just outside the city of Nottingham. The new […]

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ASCO-DAITO selects Siteco’s Pave-Scanner Pavement Mobile Mapping System (PMMS)

12 December, 2017, Bologna, Italy – ASCO-DAITO has taken delivery of the Pave-Scanner Pavement Mobile mapping system, the first commercially available, true 360 degree, infrastructure and pavement surface inspection/classifications system from Siteco S.R.L, Italy. The configuration of the system which has been delivered includes two Pavemetrics LCMS sensors, two 3-D laser profiling sensors, a high performance rackmount controller unit, the […]

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National Grid trial aerial LiDAR inspections for gas network

National Grid have announced they are conducting a trial programme using laser scanning data to deliver safety and operational efficiency improvements across their network. In a UK gas transmission first, the operator will employ LiDAR technology to monitor the terrain around the pipeline, using an airborne survey. Working with NM Group, the Network Innovation Allowance (NIA) funded project will conduct […]

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Global Mapper LiDAR Module v.19 Now Available with Photogrammetric Point Cloud Generation

Hallowell, Maine – November 28, 2017 – Blue Marble Geographics (bluemarblegeo.com) is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the latest release of its popular LiDAR Module for Global Mapper. Version 19 of this comprehensive point cloud processing utility introduces a powerful new tool for creating a 3D point cloud from an array of overlapping images. Ideally suited for Unmanned […]

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2017 Winter Solstice Contest

The Winter Solstice will soon be here in the New England. In celebration of the return to the light, Lidar News is hosting the 4th annual Lidar Art contest. We are looking for images with artistic appeal that ideally relate to the solstice and/or the holidays. Please send us your submission by December 15th. We will choose the top 3 […]

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Velodyne LiDAR Launches VLS-128™, The World’s Highest Resolution LiDAR for Autonomous Vehicles

With substantial improvements in field-of-view, range, and resolution, VLS-128™ improves the overall perception system to accelerate the development of driverless cars SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Velodyne Labs today announced that it has produced a LiDAR with the world’s best resolution, longest range, and widest field of view, the result of which will boost the autonomous vehicle and advanced safety market. The […]

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GeoSLAM Launches Time & Cost Saving 3D Mobile Laser Scanners at Dallas Fall BIM Forum 2017

DALLAS, TEXAS – Monday, October 30, 2017 – After a hugely successful European launch of GeoSLAM’s new hardware and software offering at InterGeo in Berlin, GeoSLAM will be premiering its new products to American audiences at the Fall BIM Forum in Dallas, Texas. The ZEB-REVO RT is the next generation of the hugely popular ZEB-REVO – GeoSLAM’s lightweight, handheld laser […]

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Global Mapper and LiDAR Module SDK v19 Released with Expanded Online Data Support and Improved LiDAR Ground Point Detection and Reclassification

Hallowell, Maine – October 17, 2017 – Blue Marble Geographics (www.bluemarblegeo.com) is pleased to announce the immediate availability of version 19 of the Global Mapper Software Development Kit (SDK) along with the accompanying LiDAR Module SDK. Released in conjunction with the desktop version of the application, this powerful developer’s toolkit shares many of the software’s functional enhancements and performance improvements. […]

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GeoSLAM and Bentley Systems join forces to take mobile reality modelling indoors

BENTLEY YII 2017, SINGAPORE, OCTOBER 5, 2017 – GeoSLAM – the experts in “go anywhere” 3D mobile mapping technology, and Bentley Systems, a leading global provider of comprehensive software solutions for advancing infrastructure, today announced a partnership to enable the simple and fast production of hybrid reality models in any environment. Mark Reid, VP of Product Management, GeoSLAM said, “GeoSLAM has […]

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Global Mapper Training Course in Atlanta, GA, is Coming Up on October 31 – November 2nd

An official Global Mapper training course will provide you with the opportunity to uncover the myriad capabilities of this remarkable software. During the intensive program, you will not only learn the fundamental operation of Global Mapper but, through a series of hands-on interactive exercises, you will be introduced to features and functions that you were probably unaware of. Space is […]

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Global Mapper v.19 Now Available with a New Tabular Attribute Editor and Interactive Hillshade Rendering Tool

Global Mapper v.19 Now Available with a New Tabular Attribute Editor and Interactive Hillshade Rendering Tool Hallowell, Maine – September 25, 2017 – Blue Marble Geographics (www.bluemarblegeo.com) is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Global Mapper version 19. With numerous functional improvements and performance enhancements throughout the application, the version 19 release is further evidence of Global Mapper’s growing […]

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GeoSLAM Launching Enhanced SLAM Software and Next Generation Mobile Scanner at InterGEO 2017

Faster Scanning, Lower Costs   NOTTINGHAMSHIRE, UK, 25 September 2017 – GeoSLAM, the experts in “Go-Anywhere” 3D mobile mapping, will launch the latest version of its award-winning SLAM registration software and unveil the next-generation ZEB-REVO mobile scanner this week at InterGEO 2017 in Berlin.   The time-saving and hassle-free solutions developed by GeoSLAM help to ensure that customers are completing […]

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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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