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In This Issue
• Paying  • Points & Pixels  • LiDAR ROI  • Field Operations  • 360 Degree Imaging  • Changing Specifications  • USGS  • Vegetation Management  • Phosphate Stockpiles  • FAA Part 107  • Business of Laser Scanning
Articles   View Cover    Click HERE for the PageFlip full version of the magazine.
Dewberry Proceeds with FEMA Task Order for Louisiana Rainfall and Flash Flooding Event Analysis
Orbit GT CEO to Talk on Business TV Show Worldwide Business with Kathy Ireland
Atlantic Awarded $6.6 Million Contract from the Bureau of Reclamation
Bieknowski to Lead KCI LiDAR Expansion in the Southeast
Call to Truly Understand Accuracy Requirements in UAV LiDAR Surveys
SimActive Brings Picture-in-Picture 3D Viewing with Version 6.5
Teledyne Optech Showcasing Latest Mine Surveying Tools at MINExpo
Watford Derailment Strengthens Mobile Mapping Argument
Public Participation Makes the Digital City Truly Smart
RIEGL to Attend MINExpo 2016
Sam Shoemaker Brings Strategic Mine Planning Expertise to Maptek
Velodyne LiDAR Announces Puck Hi-Res LiDAR Sensor, Offering Higher Resolution to Identify Objects at Greater Distances
Orbit GT and AAM Group, Australia, Join Forces to Open New Horizons in the Mobile Mapping Market
The French Ministry of Defense Chooses Global Mapper for Department-Wide GIS Operations
Topcon Announces Enhancements to UAS Packages
Teledyne Optech Presenting CZMIL’s Object-Detection Capability at Oceans 16 MTS/IEEE
RIEGL to Exhibit and Present at Geomatics Indaba 2016
Teledyne Optech Lidar Launched in OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Mission
Indoor Mapping and Scan to BIM the Next Big Application
2G Robotics Providing Exclusive Preview of New Underwater Laser System at EIVA Days
Quantum Spatial to Provide NOAA with Unmanned Aerial LiDAR and Imagery Acquisition Services
INTERGEO 2016—The GeoIT Industry’s LIVE Event with Top Speakers and an Up-To-Date Conference Program
StreetMapper Helps Power Growth for AAM in India
Bluesky Publishes First Online 3D Maps of Isle of Man
Solutions for Wide-Area Mapping and Infrastructure/Mine Surveys at Geomatics Indaba 2016
Phase One Industrial Launches iXU-RS Aerial Camera Series Featuring Innovative Central Lens Shutter Design
Phase One Industrial Innovates Four Band Aerial Imaging
Orbit GT Launches QGIS Plugin for Mobile Mapping
Cardinal Systems Adds New UAS Module to Vr Mapping Software
Dewberry Selected to Provide QA/QC for Connecticut Map Data
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From the Editor: What Are We Really Paying For?
These are certainly exciting times to be in the LiDAR, laser scanning, reality capture, mapping and photogrammetry business. There has not been a better time to be in this industry and LiDAR Magazine is here to help you to understand, participate and benefit from it. On the aerial side ....
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P and Pixels 
Points & Pixels
Creating Stockpile Footprints in Topolyst... TopoFlight Mission Planner... Laser Scanning is the Easy Part... D Scanning Helps with the Restoration of a World War II-Era Shipyard Crane... AAM Group Urban Modelling to Support Smart City initiatives ....
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Brian Mayfield 
Provide High-Quality LiDAR for Less Than $100 per Square Mile
The October 2015 issue of LiDAR Magazine featured an article titled "You Can Do That for How Cheap?" The general premise of the article was that although the cost of LiDAR is declining, lower cost does not necessarily represent a better result or ROI for the client agency. It was ....
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Jill Wrenn 
The Evolution of LiDAR Field Operations and Preferred Methods
In the past twenty years, LiDAR field operations have changed significantly. The advances in LiDAR technology played a significant role. The improvement in the GPS constellation, the addition of GLONASS and other available systems make it possible to essentially fly around ....
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Chris Dryden 
10x Productivity Improvement with iSTAR
For 40 years, Precision Surveys Limited has been offering a comprehensive consulting service orientated towards providing land-related information to both public and private sector clients throughout Ireland. It has more than 8,000 ....
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Jamie Young 
How Is That Done Again? Changing Specifications
The changing of specifications continually happens with in our profession. We continually need to adapt to these changes. The trend of changing specifications as LiDAR technology advances has driven most of the profession to the USGS National Geospatial Program Lidar Base ....
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Dr. David F. Maune 
Products and Services for the USGS National Geospatial Program
In 1998, Dewberry was one of four prime contractors who won USGS' Cartographic Services Contract (CSC) for which USGS had made no reference to LiDAR in its Request for Proposal. We were poised to produce digital orthophotos, Digital Line Graphs (DLGs), Basic Graphic Revisions ....
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Rafa Torro 
Electric Transmission Vegetation Management
North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Reliability Standard FAC-003-3 for transmission vegetation management went into effect In July 2014. It stipulates that lines need to be routinely inspected once a year ...it does not, however, recommend the best method of ....
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Monitoring Phosphate Stockpiles in Morocco
In the complex North Africa scenario, Morocco represents the best example of how political stability leads to economic, social and technological development. Morocco, a constitutional monarchy, where the country has remained relatively peaceful for centuries, enjoys a recently ....
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Lewis Graham 
Random Points: FAA Part 107 - G Rated!
Okay, okay, I know you are tired by now of reading about the new regulations for commercial small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS) that will take effect in the United State in late August. However, there is a real gem in these rules that it seems no one is discussing. In fact, I think ....
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Ken Smerz 
The Business of Laser Scanning: So, Why Didn't It Work?
I believe it's mission critical to create "success plans" regardless of the area of focus in the 3d imaging industry. For years I've been writing about how you must have a plan that should include multiple synergistic objectives; assignment of responsibility; financial metrics; and ....
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