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• SPAR 3D  • Points & Pixels  • Calibration  • Topographic Engineers  • 3D Modeling  • Crossing a Bridge  • Urban Forestry  • Mobile Mapping  • Random Points  • Why We Suck
Articles   View Cover    Click HERE for the PageFlip full version of the magazine.
Orbit GT to Exhibit and Lecture at GeoBusiness, London
Harris Geospatial Solutions to Offer Icaros OneButton with ENVI for Advanced UAS Image Processing
Harris Corporation and Esri Partner to Modernize Foundational Data Production
Global Mapper 17.2 Released with New Map Book Creation Tool and Cutaway Terrain View
Dewberry Announces the Promotion of Dave Maune, Ph.D.
Teledyne Optech and GeoShack Sign North American Distribution Agreement
Optech Eclipse to be Introduced to International Audiences at GEO Business UK
Altitude Record: MULTIROTOR Service-Drone Reaches an Altitude of 4,700 meters (15,420 ft.) with its Series Product Trimble ZX-5
Orbit GT Launches AutoCAD MAP Plugin for Mobile Mapping
Blue Marble to Showcase the Latest Innovations in Global Mapper at the 2016 GEOINT Symposium
RIEGL is Attending and Exhibiting at GEOINT 2016
Woolpert, Magnolia River Geospatial Net $10M Coastal Mapping Project
Teledyne Optech Introduces Low-Cost, Automated Airborne Surveying at GEOINT 2016
Arithmetica Reveals 360 Imaging and 3D Laser Modeling Tech at Museums and Heritage Show
Pickett and Associates Boosts Surveying Capabilities with the Optech Galaxy
Viametris at Spar 3D
National Mall Employs High Tech Surveying for 21st-Century Preservation
Meet Velodyne LiDAR at Sea-Air-Space Exposition May 16-18
eyesMap3D: The Most Accurate and Powerful 3D Photo Modeling Software
INTERGEO – Key Topic: Smart City
Michigan-based Surveying Firm Expands With Purchase of Second Mobile Mapping System
RIEGL is Attending, Exhibiting, and Presenting at TUC, TopoDOT Users Conference, 2016
Terabee Introduces TeraRanger Tower as Traditional Scanning Replacement
Diversified Communications Launches Commercial UAV News Site
Real Earth Wins Microsoft Competition for 3D Mapping and Localization
The Internet of Drones Lands: H3 Dynamics Debuts DRONEBOX in North America
RIEGL is Attending, Exhibiting, and Participating at WREX 2016
SITECO Implements Integrated Road Safety System for Italian Authorities
Bluesky Aerial Photomap Definitive Information Resource for Irish Council
RIEGL Attending and Exhibiting at AUVSI's XPONENTIAL 2016

Latest Articles From Our Contributors...

Ken Smerz  
The Business of Laser Scanning: Industry Update: Ken Smerz - Our company travels throughout North America working primarily in the AEC space with architects, contractors, owners, and specialty trades of all sizes working on a wide variety of project types. So for those of us who have been laser scanning providers for a long time (which in this market is just about anyone with ...

Yang Li & Brimicombe 
Rapid Appraisal of Green Roof Potential in Urban Area: Yang Li & Brimicombe - We have recently successfully used LiDAR data to assess the green roof potential during our work in the project of TURaS. TURaS (Transitioning towards Urban Resilience and Sustainability) is funded by the Seventh Framework Programme of European Union. Our work in this project focuses on green ...

Lauri Hartikainen 
Improving Point Cloud Data Accessibility with Web Browser Solutions: Lauri Hartikainen - With the continuously increasing use of laser scanning and other 3D data collection technologies within civil engineering, construction, renovation and maintenance of buildings and industrial facilities, improving the accessibility and usability of these massive datasets also outside the traditional user ...

Bob Gilbert 
MoDOT Preserves Archaeological Information with Close-Range LiDAR: Bob Gilbert - When many people think of the field of archaeology they often think of lost cities and fedora hats thanks to the popularity of the "Indiana Jones" movies. Rarely does the general public think of LiDAR in connection with recording historical information and artifacts, but that is exactly what has ...
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From the Editor: Time to Reap What You Have Sown
Welcome to the September issue of LiDAR Magazine. Summer is waning and fall, with ideal leaf-off conditions for aerial LiDAR, is looming on the horizon. As any farmer knows it's time to reap what he has sown. As is the case in the LiDAR business most LiDAR companies are doing just that! They ....
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P and Pixels 
Points & Pixels
The Biodome of Montreal was initially built as the Velodrome for the 1976 Montreal Olympic Games. It was then transformed into the Biodome in 1992. It is now home to four major sections that are replicas of four ecosystems found in the Americas: Tropical Forest, Laurentian ....
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Brent Gelhar 
A Decade of Dedicated Mobile LiDAR
It is hard to imagine that over a decade has passed since the first launch of purpose designed and dedicated mobile mapping systems. The realization of the pace of passage of time can send shudders down one's spine to think of how much has transpired. This article is an overview ....
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Jody Lounsbury, PS 
Surveyors and Technology
In the more than 11 years I have worked with 3D Laser Scanning (3DLS) technology, I have witnessed many who embrace the challenge of implementing a new technology flourish while others fail. The practical application of ground-based LIDAR units is still relatively new. The ....
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James Young 
Review of the Optech Galaxy, Titan and CZMIL LiDAR Sensors
Optech has a long history of developing state of the art LiDAR sensors. They have had many very good sensors over the years and some less than stellar sensors. Overall, Optech sensors have performed very well. The latest line of sensors show some great potential and as a result ....
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Joe Williams 
Ruled By Paper—Origins of the Construction Map
BIM has forever changed the way we imagine, design, and construct buildings today. But this is not an article about the benefits of BIM--if you still need to be sold on that idea, please move on to the next article. This is for those that believe we still have a long way to go to improve ....
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Roland Mangold 
Aerial Lidar Finds Gold Mineralization, Improves Mining Efficiency
TriMetals Mining Inc. discovered new areas of outcropping gold mineralization with aerial LiDAR in an area straddling the northern border of Nevada and Utah providing striking results for the gold and silver mining company. The recently acquired LiDAR data at TriMetals Mining's ....
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Carolyn Frith 
A Race Against Time
As plant managers strive to minimize downtime, every laser scanning job is a race against time. After all, time is money. Lost production can cost $100,000 an hour in the steel industry, for example. Despite requirements for fast turnaround, plant engineers also expect high accuracy and ....
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Szabova & Hroncek 
Investigating Geohazards - The Turbulent Life of Mountain Slopes
Slovakia, a country with an area of 49 thousand km˛ in the heart of Europe, is also called a land of landslides. Floods and landslides are the two most occurring natural hazards, the fact being reflected in fifty years of systematic geologic research and mapping of slope deformations ....
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Megan Kress  
LiVoxGen: A C++ Program to Voxelize LiDAR Data
LiVoxGen is a C++ program that processes LiDAR data in the form of LAS files and creates voxels (volumetric pixels) of user-selected dimensions to aid in the analysis of the LiDAR data. LiVoxGen's git repository may be found on GitHub. The purpose of this program is to better understand ....
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Tang & Saikalasapudi 
Civil Infrastructures Using Correlated Visual Changes
Civil engineers observe and diagnose the visual changes of civil infrastructures in a manner similar to how medical doctors diagnose patients. As the human body ages, small changes gradually influence each other. Over time, small interacting ....
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Lewis Graham 
Random Points: More Returns, Please!
We have been adding a new "Live View" control to our point cloud exploitation product, LP360. This control allows much easier manipulation of the display of point cloud data based on attributes such as classification and returns. While testing the Returns portion of the ....
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Ken Smerz 
The Business of Laser Scanning: Where It's Broken
My crystal ball has a few cracks and smudges, but here's what I see in the 3d imaging industry today...and tomorrow. Solutions Looking for Problems: We have too many technologists...and not enough business people. The 3d imaging community is filled with techies who are passionate and ....
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