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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NM Group Purchases New Leica ALS80 LiDAR System

NM Group has completed the purchase of the Leica ALS80 airborne sensor and RCD30 camera to further expand its aerial data collection services. This latest generation sensor combines a corridor mapping LiDAR scanner and high resolution camera, creating an efficient, powerline focused mapping system. Known for delivering high quality asset management and engineering solutions, NM Group’s new investment will further […]

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The Opportunity to Automate Quality Control

Author:  John M. Russo, AIA If you haven’t noticed there are a lot more people jumping into the laser scanning business lately.  Perhaps this is due to scanner prices dropping, or maybe it’s because the software is making it easier to process the data.  Maybe the growth of the market is just creating a lot of opportunity. Many of the […]

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BioVectra Success Story

Industrial Plant Renovation and Spatial Accuracy Like any process industry installation, pharmaceutical facilities are complex and difficult to renovate and pose serious challenges for design consultants. 2D as-built drawings, if even available, don’t adequately communicate the spatial information needed to design in an environment that demands high accuracy and tight tolerances. SDMM’s 3D laser scanning delivers reliable data on existing […]

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The Power of Lidar

I have written about this discovery, but this is the first time that the “story behind the story” has been reported. A film maker by the name of Steve Elkins has been looking for the Lost city of the Monkey God for the past twenty years without any success But he never gave up. In 2010 he read an article […]

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Leica Geosystems Selects Bentley’s Acute3D Reality Modeling Software to Further Enhance Its Airborne Imaging Solutions

EXTON, Pa. U.S.A. – Oct. 7, 2015 – Bentley Systems, Incorporated, a leading global provider of comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure, today announced that Leica Geosystems will incorporate Bentley’s Acute3D reality modeling software into its advanced oblique airborne imaging solutions for both unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and piloted aircraft. Leica Geosystems, a leader in geospatial data acquisition and mapping […]

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Hexagon takes top Honors in the Wichmann Innovations Award at INTERGEO 2015

2015-10-07 17:45 GMT+02 Hexagon, a leading global provider of information technologies that drive productivity and quality across geospatial and industrial enterprise applications, recently was awarded the first- and second-place prizes in the Wichmann Innovations Award programme held during the INTERGEO conference and trade fair in Stuttgart, Germany. The Wichmann Innovations Award is presented by publisher Wichmann Verlag, well known for […]

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