This newsletter for December 22nd, 2010 will be archived at:
About Us /
Land Surveying /
Welcome to the charter edition of the LiDAR eNewsletter! Our new site is live, at lidarmag.com.
First off, I want to thank all the loyal readers of our In the Scan
blog. Our new
eNewsletter format would not have been possible without your continued support and interest. I
would also like to thank Marc and Allen Cheves for the opportunity to become part of the growing
Spatial Media family. Together, we can bring you a publication exclusively dedicated to LiDAR and
laser scanning technologybe it terrestrial, aerial or mobile.
The plan for the eNewsletter is to publish bi-weekly. I will continue to blog, although it may
not be quite as often. Visit blog.lidarmag.com
In addition to my thoughts and interests I have assembled what I trust you will find is a
diverse and impressive group of contributing authors. We will attempt to cover as many
applications of 3D laser scanning as possible. If you think we are leaving something out, please
submit your ideas for a guest article.
In this issue Joe Croser, VP of Products at Pointools, discusses the value of the point cloud
model. Michael Olsen, Assistant Professor at Oregon State University, brings us up to speed on
their outstanding Geomatics program. Fred Persi of Persi Consulting provides his unique
perspective on technology. John Russo, Founder of ARC, explains how he uses laser scanning to
measure buildings. And Richard Rybka, Mobile Mapping Specialist at Topcon, provides his insights
on the game changing impact of mobile mapping.
In addition to our bi-weekly eNewsletter our goal for the coming year is to develop a quarterly
online magazine. Stay tuned for more information on that as our plans progress.
Please don't hesitate to drop me a line
have any questions or recommendations.
[Send your comments, tips, gripes, or kudos to firstname.lastname@example.org]
|Innovative Lidar Solutions Conference|
Incorporated?s second annual ILSC will be held in Toronto on May 31 - June 3, 2011. ILSC
2011 represents an open forum for industry professionals to discuss best practices and explore
real-world lidar solutions.
Topics of special interest will include new methods for
maximizing project accuracies, application-specific sensor designs, and exploring the challenges
of delivering data to a dynamic spatial-information marketplace.
Lidar News is updated 24/7 with the latest news and announcements affecting the business..
2010 Leica HDS User
In this issue I would like to spotlight the 2010 Leica HDS User Conference, recently held in
San Ramon, California. This is one of my favorite events of the year for a number of
reasonslocation, organization, quality of presentations and networking opportunities. Geoff
Jacobs, Senior VP of Marketing, spares no effort to ensure that the nearly 300 attendees get the
most out of their investment, and this year was no exception.
Space does not allow for a full recap (although we'll publish The American Surveyor's recap
shortly), so I am going to provide a few
Check out our video of the week, hand-picked by our editorial team:
Remote Sensing UAV
Currently, the Gatewing X100 is only offered with a metric digital camera. As you will see in
the video the focus is on digital terrain modeling and orthophotos, but can anyone doubt that
this system will not be used for LiDAR in the near future.
It would not take that many projects to recover the $50k investment in the
New Articles for December, from the LiDAR News team...
Model Eliminates Waste During Complex Construction:
Joe Croser: ? One
of the most challenging builds ever seen on 'Grand Designs' comes in on time and on budget after
3d laser scanning confirms accuracy of 'just-built' items prior to ordering prefabricated
components. Construction is risky. That's why the final bill is often 30% higher than
anticipated. Errors lead to rework which increases waste, elongates the schedule, and increases
and Laser Scanning at Oregon State University:
? Geomatics is part of the School of Civil and Construction Engineering
(CCE) at Oregon State University (OSU). There are over 1,000 students in the CCE program. One
advantage to this arrangement is students can obtain dual licensure in engineering and surveying,
which provides them with additional career opportunities. Recently in 2009, Oregon State
and Welcome!: Fred Persi ? Greetings, and welcome. Allow me to
take the opportunity to introduce myself, explain what my background and interests are, and
provide a little taste of what to expect from this space in the coming months. My main interest
lies in the creation, management, and growth of technology-based ventures, especially those
involving laser scanning or sophisticated software applications. I help convert ideas or
Surveying, Laser Scanning and BIM: John Russo ? They say
the shortest distance between two points is a straight line. Well then my journey to this point
in time certainly has not been the shortest. I began my journey as a building surveyor while at
my first job working for an architect. I remember being tasked with measuring a building to
create an as-built architectural floor plan. The tools of my trade at that time were nothing more
than a clip board ...
Mapping - The New Paradigm for Data Collection:
? We are in the midst of the emergence of a new paradigm for data collection. For our purposes,
we can best define paradigm as a "model or pattern that is commonly accepted as a way of doing
things". In our daily work as technicians, it pertains to the tools and methods we use to perform
routine tasks that produce the required results. A significant change in an accepted ...
|Sponsored by Topcon|
S2 Mobile Mapping System overcomes the challenges of mapping 3D features at a high level
of accuracy. Accurate vehicle positions are obtained using three technologies: a dual frequency
GNSS receiver establishes a geospatial position; an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) provides
vehicle attitude; and connection to the vehicle CAN bus or external wheel encoders obtains
Click here for more information
Got News? Drop a line to press [at] lidarmag.com
Geospatial News - GISuser.com >>
Land Surveying News - Amerisurv.com >>
Location Based Services News - LBSzone.com >>
Geospatial RSS Feed - GISuser FeedBurn
Land Surveying RSS feed - Amerisurv
LBS RSS feed - LBSzone
This section is an update about LiDAR conferences, training, seminars, webinars and other
relevant events. Feel free to make a suggestion for future consideration.
International LiDAR Mapping
Forum (ILMF) ? New Orleans: February 7-9
- Houston, Texas: March 21-24
Innovative LiDAR Solutions
- Toronto, Ontario: May 31-June 3
Send your event info to editor[at]lidarmag.com
Blog Archives: Catch up on the last two years of
"In the Scan" archives.
Please don't forget to pass us
along! Building readership is the name of the game so please don't hesitate to forward
our newsletter to friends and colleagues. If you'd really like to help, just download and post
our "Please Visit Us" graphic
to your site. We gladly link back to anyone that links to us. Just link the graphic to
www.lidarmag.com and drop us a note.
Your feedback is valuable to usshare your thoughts!
ADVERTISING with Spatial Media LLC (LiDAR News, Amerisurv, GISuser,
our Electronic Media Planner - complete with rates and promo options. Connect with our
large, targeted audience of technology managers and other key decision makers.