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• China  • Mania  • Gothic Architecture  • HABS  • 3D GIS  • Forests  • Caltrans  • Hollywood  • 3D Topography  • Smart City  • Collection Efficiency  • Pipe Identification  • Business
Articles   View Cover    Click HERE for the PageFlip full version of the magazine.
LiDAR Market Is Predicted To Witness Rapid Growth, Will Grow To $944.3 Million By 2022
Spatial Media Acquires UAV News Publication; Recruits Industry Veteran Roland Mangold to head LIDAR Magazine
Single Photon LIDAR: Why Not See the Forest AND the Trees?
Save the date for these GIS, Geotech, and LiDAR Webinars
3D at Depth Expands US Operations and Opens New Location in Perth, Australia
Webinar – Single Photon LIDAR: Why Not See the Forest AND the Trees?
Scene Sharp to Demo Enhanced Actionable Intelligence Capabilities at GEOINT 2015
Avenza’s Latest PDF Maps App Enhancements Quickly Becoming a Go-To Tool for Commercial Users
Velodyne LiDAR Featured in ‘Robot Revolution,’ National Touring Exhibit from Chicago Museum of Science and Industry
Leica Geosystems‘ 2015 HDS Plan Contest Awards Raise the Bar on Innovation in Survey Deliverables
LeddarTech Introduces LeddarCore Sensor ICs for High-Volume Applications
Global Mapper and GM LiDAR SDKs v16.2 Released with Significant Export Processing Speed Gains
Capturing Reality 2015 - Combining ELMF and SPAR Europe
Pieter Kerstens Named VP Engineering of Velodyne LiDAR Division
From the Editor: Doing Business in China
Random Points: Open Source Mania
Peering Through Time with Laser Scanners
The Point Cloud and Beyond—LiDAR Technology in Historical Documentation
The Emerging Signs of 3D GIS
Why Not See the Forest and the Trees?
Caltrans Uses LiDAR Data to Meet Federal Retroreflective Guidelines
As LiDAR Goes to Hollywood, HypeVR and Velodyne Are Deep in 3D
Template Matching Increases Productivity of Topography Extraction from LiDAR Data
Smart GIS—A Gateway to Smart City Using 3D GIS Maps of Cities
Lidar Technology Breakthrough Yields 25% Increase in Collection Efficiency
Advanced Extraction Algorithms Reduce False Pipe Identification in Laser Scan Point Cloud
The Business of Laser Scanning: Confessions
Registration is Now Open for UAS Mapping 2015 Reno
Siteco Delivers First RoadScanner4™ Mobile Mapper to Amberg Technologies
Updated Global Mapper LiDAR Module Now Supports NIR LiDAR Data

Latest Articles From Our Contributors...

Michael Raphael 
3D Scanning Featured in Rock Music Video: Michael Raphael – In early May 2014, Direct Dimensions was contacted by a film production company about helping to create a music video for the band called Liars. The producers and director had a very clear vision of what they wanted to do in the video (see the Featured Video), which was show the creation and destruction ...
John 'JB' Byrd 
Growing Support for Digital Coast in Congress: John "JB" Byrd – Recent reports and articles have focused on sea level rise and how technology can be used to monitor, evaluate and plan for the phenomena. Included in these reports is a focus on a technology known and accepted by the geospatial community, but new to the mainstream media. That technology is LiDAR ...
Lewis Graham 
LIDAR Best Practices: Part II – Field Analysis: Lewis Graham – In the initial installment, we examined the initial acquisition segment of an airborne LIDAR project. In this issue, we will move on through field quality checks. As discussed in the previous issue, it is always best practice to look for problems that might require a reflight prior to mobilization off the project area ...

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The Consumerization of LiDAR
Let's start with a quick recap of two recent conferences. ILMF 2015 continued the tradition of this start-of-the-year, industry trade show event. The overall attendance was typical of past events. There was something like 18 new companies exhibiting in what felt like a cramped and ....
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Lewis Graham 
Random Points: Optimal Design
I am treading down a dangerous path, speaking about design! My wife Nancy has a formal education in industrial design and often comments about my lack of ability in this department! Nevertheless, I venture forth. I hope by the end of this missive we circle back round to find relevance with ....
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Katia Chaterji and Allyson Mcduffie 
Documenting the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade
In the fall of 2014, CyArk and Trimble embarked on a joint program to preserve a series of sites across western Africa and the Americas in order to shed further light on the physical remains of sites associated with the extensive and ....
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Carlos Bayod 
Lucida: The 3D Laser Scanner for Conservation
Factum Arte is a multidisciplinary workshop based in Madrid, Spain dedicated to digital mediation and the production of projects that redefine the relationship between two and three dimensions while addressing the complex dynamic that exists between originality and authenticity. Founded by ....
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Dr. Lori C. Walters 
Scanning the Space-Age
The faint, incessant beeps of Sputnik marked the beginning of the Space-Age, an era that simultaneously advanced Cold War fears of nuclear annihilation, led to a telecommunications revolution and witnessed humanity's initial steps upon another celestial body. It is an era that ....
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Mark Hardy 
Bringing Laser Scanning to New Depths in the Subsea Oil & Gas Market
It was a warm clear day on the deck of the Global Orion. We had sailed out of Carlyss, Louisiana two days ago and I was excited and a bit nervous for the upcoming project. It was not my first time working offshore but the stakes were high as we attempted to do something that had never ....
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Daryl Johnson 
The Barriers of 3D Laser Scanning Technology Using Innovation
3D laser scanning technology is great, but it still has problems, and people tend to not like problems, as we know. However, I can't think of a job that does not have at its core a problem that needs to be solved. It may seem strange that a couple of chemical engineers have devoted the last ....
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Robin Nixon 
History & Heroes—National Mall and Memorial Parks
Few places are more visible or recognizable to the eyes of the world than the National Mall, that stretch of land between the Lincoln Memorial and the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. The American people, as well as visitors from all over the world, have long congregated in this historic and ....
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Paul Tice 
Experiencing Legacy ASTM E57 for Heritage
There are an infinite number of mechanisms in the history of visual documentation and communication, dating back thousands of years that humans have used to spark an idea, a memory, or an experience. The question that I have asked myself and readers of my blog in several ....
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Leshchinsky, Olsen, Tanyu & Wartman  
Inventorying and Classifying Landslides using Bare Earth Lidar
It was a sunny weekend morning on the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River when suddenly, the surrounding hills started moving. At 10:37AM, a landslide of approximately 7 million cubic yards of soil, rocks and trees swept across the Stillaguamish Valley, tragically taking the lives of 43 ....
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Rister P.E., Dr. Yang, Mcintosh, & Dr. Dadi 
Life Saving LiDAR
Surveyors and engineers around the world are pushing the limits of Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) to assist the designer in a multitude of Civil Works projects, but researchers at the University of Kentucky's Kentucky Transportation Center and Center for Visualization and Virtual ....
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Ole Knudsen 
LiDAR—Lowering Cost Per Tonnes in Dry Bulk Business
As the competition and the requirements for safe and reliable dry bulk operations have increased rapidly over the years, the use of advanced automation technologies has become a key success factor in order to establish an efficient, high-quality, stable and competitive supply ....
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Ville Koivuranta 
Demonstration of Unmanned Aircraft for Powerline Inspections
In 2013 Finnish law for electricity markets set forth rules for electricity distribution and availability of electricity for customers. The maximum allowed duration of an interruption of electricity is 6 hours in urban and suburban areas; 36 hours in rural areas. Exceeding the time limits ....
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Ken Smerz 
The Business Of Laser Scanning: General Contractors...Exposed?
There's a significant growing end user group in the laser scanning community --general contractors. More clearly, self-performing general contractors. This is the a unique group within the GC world that performs some scope of the project themselves, and this case has made the investment in a ....
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