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• Editorial  • Proselytize  • UAS  • FAA  • Mapping Chillon  • Balloons  • Global Mapper  • Single Photon  • Oregon  • Artificial Intelligence  • MoDOT  • Accessibility  • Green Roof  • Pandora  • RIEGL  • Business
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SimActive Announces Correlator3D Version 6.2
RIEGL Becomes LASzip Sponsor for LAS 1.4 Extension
UAV Airborne Laser Scanning with Velodyne VLP-16
Siteco Presents its New RoadScanner Compact Mobile Mapper at INTERGEO 2015
Routescene LidarPod Enables New Approach to Surveying
AirGon LLC Granted FAA Section 333 UAS Exemption
Commercial UAV Expo Issues Report on UAVs and Construction
New Maptek Laser Scanners Boost Underground Survey
GeoVisionary Used to Visualise Flood Risk
Michael Baker International Leads Industry on Automated Pavement Data Collection by Deploying Pavemetrics™ Solution
USGS Evaluates Sigma Space’s Single Photon LiDAR as a Key Technology for its 3D Digital Elevation Program
ASPRS Launches Lidar Certification
Frost & Sullivan Applauds Quanergy for Developing Innovative LiDARs that Address the Shortcomings of Conventional LiDARs
EarthDefine Releases High Resolution Tree Map for Minnesota
Real Earth Partners With Velodyne to Expand Market for Creating High-Res LiDAR Maps – Without GPS
Woolpert Selected by USGS to Evaluate New Lidar Technologies for 3DEP
LizardTech Introduces GeoExpress 9.5 in Upcoming Webinar
Real Earth Partners with Velodyne to Lower Cost of Entry for Creating High Res LiDAR Maps -- Without GPS
Advanced Maptek Spatial Data Systems Target Mine Survey Productivity
USIBD 2015 Digital Reality Symposium - “Where Technology Meets Business Reality”
USIBD's 2015 Digital Symposium: "Where Technology Meets Business Reality"
Surrey Satellite US Expands Business Development Team
Webinar – Learn to Create and Share Tasks in Esri ArcGIS Pro
Envitia selected by Blighter Surveillance Systems for New Generation of BlighterView HMI
LizardTech Launches GeoExpress 9.5 at 2015 Esri International User Conference
GeoCue Announces Release of LP360 2015.1
From The Editor: Above and Beyond
Random Points: Proselytize LIDAR, Please!
UAS Photogrammetric Point Clouds: A Substitute for LiDAR?
Closing in on 500 Authorizations, Commercial UAS Operations Are Starting to Take Off

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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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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