3D Historic Preservation and Landscape Architecture – A Powerful Combination

Thomas J. Elmore began his formal education by earning an Associates degree from Colombia-Greene Community College, while living in my hometown of Catskill, NY. As they say, it’s a small world. After going on to earn his BS and MS in Landscape Architecture and  3D Historic Preservation, Thomas J. Elmore began Elmore Design Collaborative, LLC, Historical Landscape Architecture, in 1999. […]

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Minimum Effective Dose of 3D Accuracy is Needed

Day in and day out reality capture solutions seem to be appearing out of thin air with solutions pushing the level of accuracy into tighter tolerances while at the same time a newer breed of less accurate solutions are emerging at considerably less cost. Tony Sabat borrows the concept of minimum effective dose from the medical industry to explain an […]

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Top 3D-scanning Firm Selected for Scottsdale Renovation Project

Eco3d has been selected by Structured Real Estate Partners to provide 2D and 3D deliverables as solutions for an adaptive reuse renovation of a Scottsdale church. The structure, called Meetinghouse at 3080, will be converted into commercial office and retail space, according to a press release. Eco3d is a portfolio company of Ecoark Holdings, Inc. that measures existing topographic, structural, […]

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Comparing Aerial Photogrammetry and 3D Laser Scanning

In the last decade, the evolution in computing power – both in CPUs and GPUs – has allowed the development of photogrammetry software that can turn a set of photos of an object, such as a building, into a 3D model. These software products compete with laser scanners, which are widely used throughout design, construction, and operations of infrastructure assets […]

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What Services Are You Selling?

Test Calling all laser scanning service providers out there!!  Test time!  I need you to answer the following question—and please answer honestly since nobody is going to grade your paper: What are you selling? Naw, I don’t mean the aerial mapping, laser scanning, modeling, BIM, etc.; I am asking a simple question that everyone on your team should be able […]

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