Measuring Forests in 3D Provides Greater Accuracy

Measuring forests in the U.S. with 3D laser scanning indicates they may have significantly more carbon than previously thought. In a recent article by A.E.L. Stovall in Science Trends he reports that terrestrial laser scanning is providing more accurate estimates of tree biomass. A new method found 25% more carbon in trees than the traditional approach The good news is […]

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Speakers Announced for USIBD’s 2018 Symposium, in conjunction with BIMForum

September 24 – 24 2018 The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas, NV Tustin, CA, August 09, 2018: The U.S. Institute of Building Documentation is pleased to announce the initial presentations for USIBD’s sessions at the combined Symposium/BIMForum in September. Tuesday, September 25, 2018 Afternoon Sessions: “Building Documentation in Use: Measuring the impact of BIM as an FM solution” – George Broadbent, Autodesk […]

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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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Just How Accurate is Your Drone?

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) continue to influence the profession of remote sensing and mapping like few things ever have. Advances in computer technology, global positioning, and miniaturization have conspired to remove considerable barriers to entry. Many new practitioners are buying drones and providing these services and data for the first time. Much (not all) of the science and art of […]

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