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• Understanding  • Points & Pixels  • Industrial Plants  • British Columbia  • Oil and Natural Gas  • Juniper Unmanned  • Geometric Accuracy  • Hydroelectric  • NEEA  • Root Cause  • Right Target
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INTERGEO 2017 | Smart Cartography : How Old-Fashioned Navigation Aids Have Been Transformed Into Today’s Smart Maps
East View Geospatial Announces Training Data Library for Geospatial Machine Learning
GEO Business 2017 Unmissable Conference Line Up
FARO Introduces PointSense 18.0 Suite for Construction and Architecture
VRMesh V9.4 Adds More Feature Extraction Tools
3D Laser Mapping Mines Good Fortunes in Africa
Viametris Introduced New Mobile Scanning System vMS3D for Vehicles
Trumbull Unmanned Using SimActive for Emergency Response
Pointfuse Point Cloud Software Transforms Design of Construction in London
High Eye Aerial Imaging Acquired by Alta Vista Ventures
Viametris Introduces New Mobile Scanning System vMS3D for Vehicles
RIEGL to Exhibit and Present at SPAR 3D Expo & Conference
SPAR 3D Expo & Conference Announces Live Demonstrations at Event
Commercial UAV Expo Releases a Series of Free Reports Assessing the Outlook for the Commercial Drone Market in 2017
Woolpert PRS Leader to Head Council on ASPRS Board
PrecisionPoint Hires sUAS Pilot to Enhance and Expand 3D Reality Capture Services
From The Editor: A Better Understanding
Points & Pixels
16 Tips to Enhance the Speed and Quality of Your Next Industrial Scanning & Modeling Project
A Force to be Reckoned With—Laser Scanner Takes British Columbia Engineering Firm to a Whole New Level
Using LiDAR as an Oil and Natural Gas Exploration Tool
The Effectiveness of Drone-Based LiDAR
What Drives Geometric Accuracy, a Provider's Perspective--Boring?
Laser Scanning Interior Vertical-Shaft Turbine in a Hydroelectric Power Plant
National Enhanced Elevation Assessment (NEEA)—Part 3: The Cost-Benefit Analysis Process
Random Points: Root Cause Analysis
The Business of Laser Scanning: The Right Target for Growth
TCarta Marine, DHI and DigitalGlobe to Unveil Off-the-Shelf Bathymetric Data Portal at UK Ocean Business 17
uGRIDD Releases Scan2Map
Introducing Polaris — Next-Generation Terrestrial Laser Scanner
In The Scan Print E-mail
Written by Compiled by Gene Roe   
Saturday, 12 April 2014

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Focus3D X 130
The ultra-portable Focus3D X 130 enables fast, straightforward, and accurate measurements of accident sites, complex structures, crime scenes, facades, production and manufacturing facilities, and large-volume components. Combining the highest-precision scanning technology with authentic mobility and ease-of-use, the Focus3D X 130 offers reliability, flexibility, and real-time views of recorded data. The 3D scan data can easily be imported into all commonly used software solutions for accident reconstruction, architecture, construction, forensics, industrial manufacturing, shipbuilding and other applications.

Trimble InSphere
Trimble InSphere is a cloud-based software platform for central management of geospatial applications, data and services. The simple and easy-to-use framework provides access to multiple applications, including three productivity-enhancing apps: Trimble InSphere Data Manager, Trimble InSphere Equipment Manager and Trimble TerraFlexTM to simplify field data collection. In addition, Trimble AccessTM Services provide a seamless data connection between surveyors in the field and managers in the office. InSphere allows organizations to manage everything in one place, accessible anytime and virtually anywhere.

Lidar bathymetry has historically been restricted to coasts with clear waters and reflective seafloors. With the new Turbid Water Module for the Optech CZMIL HydroFusion workflow, this is now a thing of the past. Leveraging Optech's experience in waveform analysis and the advanced technologies of the CZMIL lidar bathymeter system, the Turbid Water Module has provided depth measurements from very shallow (depth < 1-2 m) and highly turbid (Kd 0.8 m-1) waters with dark, muddy seafloors (reflectance = 3-5%).

Calibrated Reflectivities
Velodyne's HDL-32E real-time 3D LiDAR sensor with 32 laser/detector channels recently won a large mobile mapping contract on the strength of its unique Calibrated Reflectivities feature. This unique and powerful capability enables the automatic location of street signs, lane markings and license plates thereby significantly reducing mapping costs. The HDL-32E's light weight (1kg), compact, rugged design, and stunning 700,000 points/sec data rate makes it the obvious choice for mobile mapping via car, boat, or UAV.

iOne Oblique
iOne Oblique AnalytixTM is a web-based software app from Visual Intelligence that enables geospatial companies to view, analyze, measure and exploit oblique imagery in powerful new ways not possible with other software. Analytix allows users to inspect oblique aerial imagery from a variety of viewpoints and then conduct sophisticated 3D measurements, analysis and manipulation of structures and objects. Many analysis functions are fully automated, saving users a significant amount of time as they work with specific objects in the imagery.

Steinbichler T-Scan
The STEINBICHLER T-SCAN high-precision overall concept for laser scanners now offers large-volume measurement with a consistently high precision thanks to the innovative STEINBICHLER T-SCAN LV / T-TRACK LV scanning and tracking combination. The tracking volume is up to 35 m³ and thus offers the greatest possible freedom of movement for an efficient measuring process. The increased measuring volume enables the scanning of objects with an overall length of up to 6 meters with very high precision and impressive speed.

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P and Pixels 
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John Stenmark, PS 
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Lies Steel 
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Dr. David F. Maune 
Why ASPRS is Key to Geospatial Professional Development
I started my geospatial career as a First Lieutenant in Army topographic engineer units in the early 1960s when stereo photogrammetry was still performed with analog Multiplex projectors. It could take 8 hours to perform relative orientation for a single pair of stereo aerial photos ....
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Scott Peterson, GISP 
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I used part of my Thanksgiving holiday to catch up on some industry reading. What I find is rather disturbing. The offending information is primarily coming from overview articles in online sources regarding small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS) and their data collection ....
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