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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Baidu Invests in Velodyne

Gasgoo (Shanghai, August 15th)—It’s learned that Baidu (owner of the leading search engine in Japan) has reached investment intent with Velodyne LiDAR, but no accurate investment amount or share ratio has been reported. In the future, the two companies will conduct deep cooperation in self-driving and other areas. Velodyne is a Silicon Valley company which established in 1983, famous for its 64-Line […]

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Reviving King Tutankhamun with 3D Scanning

In the fall of 2014, Creaform performed its largest color 3D scanning project to date! Color is a big differentiator in the world of 3D scanning, since it not usually mandatory or sometimes even important when it comes to inspection or reverse engineering. But it goes without saying that it becomes paramount in applications such as Heritage Preservation. In this […]

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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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LIDARUSA Becomes Reseller of DJI UAV Solutions

LIDARUSA is pleased to announce that they are now resellers of the DJI UAV solutions. “After several years of researching a number of UAV solutions, the introduction of the DJI M600 platform is a perfect fit for our ScanLook UAV solutions,” says Daniel Fagerman, CTO of LIDARUSA. “The M600 has many very nice features that fit well with the Revolution […]

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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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SITECO Informatica is Delivering Lidar Mapping Customers Top Performance

Not often does one find a company that has pivoted its business direction over a short two-year period, but that is exactly what SITECO Informatica (pronounced SEE-TEH-CO) has successfully achieved. For over 10 years, SITECO, based in Bologna Italy, was providing mobile mapping collection and data processing services primarily throughout Europe and North Africa. The company designed and built their […]

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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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NM Group Awarded Contract to Deliver Transmission Powerline Survey to TasNetworks

NM Group are pleased to announce the award of a major new contract to confirm Tasmanian electricity transmission line capacity and check vegetation clearances to overhead conductors. This award will assist TasNetworks in maintaining the safety and reliability of supply across the state and maintaining regulatory compliance on nearly 1900 km of lines. The powerlines will be surveyed using an […]

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Orbit GT launches new responsive website

Lokeren, Belgium, July 15th, 2016. Orbit GeoSpatial Technologies today launches its new website, funlly based on HTML5 responsive design. “As more and more visitors use mobile devices to consult websites, it’s obvious that sites offer the proper user experience for such devices.  We’ve taken the time to not only make it responsive to smartphones and tablets, but also to redesign […]

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The Latest in Laser Scanning Technology: Making BIM Projects Faster and Smoother Than Ever Before

Reality capture is no longer the future of 3D conceptual modeling – it’s the present. This is good news for beginners and experts alike in the conceptual modeling, building, and renovation sphere, as 3D imaging technology is now more user-friendly and accessible than ever before. Reality capture allows you to create 3D models of real-world objects that you can edit, […]

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