3 Keys to successful canopy penetration – RTL-400 delivers the trifecta

3 Keys to successful canopy penetration RedTail LiDAR System’s RTL-400 delivers the trifecta Summer is here and with it comes the challenge of creating accurate topographic maps under tree canopies. The adoption of drone based, 3D light detection and ranging – or LiDAR– is emerging as the “go-to” sensing technique to meet this challenge consistently, safely, and cost effectively. The […]

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Subsurface Information Modeling: Using LiDAR to Build on SUE, SUM + BIM

Subsurface Information Modeling (SIM): Using LiDAR Technologies to Build on SUE, SUM, and BIM  Building on SUE, SUM, and BIM to Advance Underground Stewardship The use of Subsurface Utility Mapping (SUE) dates back to the early 1980s. In 1991, SUE gained an official endorsement from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). A few years later, the famous Purdue study proved its […]

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Emesent releases Colourisation for Hovermap

Emesent releases Colourisation for Hovermap, bringing a new level of reality capture to 3D Point Clouds BRISBANE, Australia (June 3rd, 2020) – Global technology company Emesent today announced the release of the Colourisation functionality for its Hovermap LiDAR scanner.   The 3D point clouds from Hovermap can now be augmented with true colour, providing additional context for visualisation and analysis.  “We’re […]

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Commercial UAV Expo Europe 2020 Shifts to Virtual Event

COMMERCIAL UAV EXPO EUROPE 2020 SHIFTS TO VIRTUAL EVENT AS PART OF HYBRID AMSTERDAM DRONE WEEK May 19, 2020 – Amsterdam, The Netherlands – Commercial UAV Expo Europe 2020 is going virtual, according to event organizer Diversified Business Communications. “Due to ongoing concerns caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, and for the health and safety of the members of the commercial drone […]

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Where Whale and Buildings Meet – Digitized Data

Digitized Data in the Realms of Paleontology and Architecture Dan Edleson, Principal of STEREO, a company specializing in digitizing existing buildings, has written an exciting new story looking into ways technologies used for preserving buildings could translate into the field of Paleontology. In this article Dan not only explores what it would mean to create a WIM (Whale Information Model) […]

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ECM Awarded Top 10 BIM Consulting/Services Company 2020

ECM Awarded Top 10 BIM Consulting/Services Company 2020 By Construction Tech Review Magazine Topsfield, Massachusetts: On May 11, 2020, Construction Tech Review Magazine named ECM – Global Measurement Solutions the winner of “Top 10 BIM Consulting/Services Companies 2020.” The award recognizes companies with customized design, 3D scanning and building information modeling solutions that play a significant role for many construction companies […]

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Mark Meade Appointed to National Geospatial Advisory Committee

Quantum Spatial’s Mark Meade Appointed to National Geospatial Advisory Committee Meade Joins Leaders Across the Industry to Advance Geospatial Data Sharing St. Petersburg, Fla. – April 23, 2020 – Quantum Spatial, Inc., an NV5 company and the nation’s largest geospatial data firm, today announced that Senior Vice President Mark Meade, PE, PLS, PSM, CP, was appointed to the National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC). […]

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Leicester SPRINT Project Uses AI to Classify Buildings

Bluesky University of Leicester SPRINT Project Uses AI to Classify Buildings Leicestershire, UK, 23 April 2020 – Aerial mapping company Bluesky International is partnering with the University of Leicester to develop a new portfolio of geospatial data products for the UK insurance sector. Using machine learning and Artificial Intelligence, combined with satellite imagery and aerial survey data, it is hoped […]

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SkyeBrowse + W.S. Darley to better serve first responders

SkyeBrowse and W.S. Darley announce partnership to better serve first responders W.S. Darley will provide SkyeBrowse 3D modeling software in addition to its UAV offerings to first responders starting April 2020 New Jersey, USA (April 2020) SkyeBrowse, the world’s fastest 3D modeling software for drones, and W.S. Darley, a leading manufacturer and supplier of first responder and firefighting equipment, today […]

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Building a Company with 3D Technology – TerraMark

Building a Company with 3D Technology Kevin Hardy, Vice President – Technology A Brief History TerraMark is a land surveying firm that was founded in 2003 in Marietta, Georgia; a suburb of Atlanta. Over the years they have been involved with some of the landmark projects of this fast-growing urban region including SunTrust Park, the new home of the Atlanta […]

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USGIF Announces 2020 Stu Shea Endowed Scholarship Recipient

USGIF Announces 2020 Stu Shea Endowed Scholarship Recipient Pennsylvania State University’s Wendy L. Zeller Zigaitis becomes the third recipient of $15,000 scholarship Herndon, Virgina (April, 17, 2020)—The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) recognizes Wendy L. Zeller Zigaitis as the recipient of the Foundation’s Stu Shea USGIF Endowed Scholarship. Zigaitis is a student at Pennsylvania State University (PSU), pursuing her […]

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Bentley Opens Up Access to ProjectWise 365, Waives Subscription Fees

To Support Infrastructure Engineering Ecosystems Working from Home, Bentley Systems Opens Up Full Access to ProjectWise 365 and Waives Subscription Fees through September 30 Connects Virtual Project Workgroups for Collaboration and Design Review with Purpose-built “Instant-on” Cloud Service EXTON, PA, USA – April 15, 2020 – Bentley Systems, Incorporated, a leading global provider of comprehensive software and digital twins services for advancing the design, […]

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OGC and buildingSMART International publish discussion paper

OGC and buildingSMART International publish discussion paper on the integration of BIM and GIS New discussion paper aims to coordinate the development of data standards produced by the two leading standards organizations in the fields of Geospatial and Building Information Modeling Contact: info@ogc.org  9 April 2020: The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and buildingSMART International (bSI) have released an industry-defining paper as […]

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Combining Reality Capture Methods to Boost Value

Combining Reality Capture Methods to Boost Value Did you have a recent project you thought reality capture was the best solution but believed you couldn’t afford it? Did you think your project was too big, and laser scanning would be too expensive?    The truth is you can’t afford NOT to use laser scanning, especially today! Laser scanning and other […]

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NV5’s Quantum Spatial Selected as Prime Consultant on NOAA Contract

NV5’s Quantum Spatial Selected as a Prime Consultant on $40 Million NOAA Contract HOLLYWOOD, Fla., April 02, 2020 — NV5 Global, Inc. (the “Company” or “NV5”) (Nasdaq: NVEE), a provider of professional and technical engineering and consulting solutions, announced today that Quantum Spatial, Inc. (“Quantum Spatial”), an NV5 company, has been selected as a prime consultant for a five-year, $40 million shoreline […]

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USIBD Survey on Impact of Coronavirus to Building Documentation Industry

USIBD Survey on the Impact of the Coronavirus to the Building Documentation Industry Tustin, California – March 23, 2020 – The U.S. Institute of Building Documentation (USIBD) has prepared a short survey regarding the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on the Building Documentation Industry, as part of our mission to be a resource for all stakeholder groups practicing in and using […]

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Free Revit Courses! STEREO Opens Online Training Center

STEREO is pleased to announce the opening of our online training center, which will provide longform video tutorials related to BIM and AEC specific software. To kick things off we have a completely free 30-minute crash course on Revit called Enough to Be Dangerous: Revit for Absolute Beginners that you can enroll in here: https://courses.stereobim.com/courses/revit-absolute-beginners We have had overwhelmingly positive feedback regarding the […]

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Bentley Systems’ SVP Alan Kiraly Elected to the Board of MIMOSA

Bentley’s Ongoing Commitment to Interoperability and Open Standards Includes New Enterprise Interoperability Services EXTON, Pa. – March 17, 2020 – Bentley Systems, Incorporated, a leading global provider of comprehensive software and digital twin cloud services for advancing the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure, today announced that Alan Kiraly, Bentley’s SVP for asset and network performance, has been elected to the board of […]

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XYZ Reality to transform construction with augmented reality

London-based XYZ Reality raises €5.7 million to transform construction with augmented reality XYZ Reality, the UK startup we featured on our list of European startups shaping the future of the construction industry, has today announced the closing of an approximate €5.7 million Series A round, led by Amadeus Capital Partners and Hoxton Ventures, with participation from Adara Ventures and J Coffey […]

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Top 6 Reasons to Attend GeoIgnite 2020: Canada’s Geospatial Event

The Geoignite 2020 conference program spotlights the technology sector’s influential leaders as partners and speakers, shares insights on the intersection of IT and geospatial technologies, and showcases the people and innovations prepared to redefine the industry in the future.  But what will the specific benefits of attendance be for you? 1. Brand New Technology GeoIgnite 2020 is taking place during an exciting time […]

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Gexcel announces RECONSTRUCTOR® 4.2 – mining, tunneling…

GEXCEL ANNOUNCES RECONSTRUCTOR® 4.2 – Gexcel is glad to announce the new release of Reconstructor that introduces some very interesting improvements for mining, tunneling, construction, and infrastructure applications thanks to new strategic workflows designed to easily guide customers to final deliverables from the surveying data.Reconstructor 4.2 makes a step forward into the processing of large datasets from various 3D sensors and in […]

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RIEGL to Attend and Exhibit at IAFSM 2020 in Nashville

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RIEGL will be exhibiting and attending IAFSM 2020! IAFSM (International Association of Forensic & Security Metrology) 2020 will take place from February 12-27, 2020 at the Inn at Opryland in Nashville, Tennessee. RIEGL will be exhibiting in the McGavock AB section from February 23-28. Meet with our team of RIEGL experts during this conference to learn about the latest LiDAR sensor technology and discover how […]

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Call for Nominations – Year in Infrastructure 2020 Awards

Bentley Systems Issues Call for Nominations for the Year in Infrastructure 2020 Awards Program Winners to be selected and announced at the Year in Infrastructure 2020 Conference in Vancouver, Canada EXTON, Pa., U.S.A. – February 18, 2020 – Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading global provider of comprehensive software solutions for advancing the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure, today announced its call for nominations for […]

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Looking for best-in-class technology, AiRXOS partners with NUAIR

Advancing UAS Traffic Management Solutions and Services to New York State Agencies Looking for best-in-class technology and functionality, AiRXOS partners with NUAIR and New York UAS Test Site for advanced unmanned aircraft operations. (SYRACUSE, NY) – NUAIR and The New York UAS Test Site joins AiRXOS as an industry-leading partner, helping to scale and accelerate the adoption of safe and compliant […]

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Velodyne Lidar Appoints Mathew Rekow as New CTO

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Rekow Leads Velodyne R&D Team Recognized for Developing Revolutionary Lidar Solutions SAN JOSE, Calif. (February 4, 2020) – Velodyne Lidar, Inc. today announced Mathew Rekow as its new Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Rekow assumes the CTO role following Anand Gopalan, who was recently named Velodyne’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO).  As CTO, Rekow leads Velodyne’s customer-focused advanced research and development team.  The group […]

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