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Welcome to the first June issue of LiDAR News. As you are reading this I am in Toronto,
Canada attending the Optech Innovative LiDAR
Solutions Conference, and making another pitch for adoption of the recently approved ASTM E57 data interoperability
The featured video this week comes from the work done by CyArk to document the ancient city of
Pompeii. CyArk is on a mission to laser scan the top 500 historic sites in the world.
Richard Rybka gets the Spotlight with his discussion of GeoBIM or what he prefers to call SIM -
Site Information Management. Richard claims that mobile scanning can be used to support a new
level of intelligent site design and management - I completely agree.
If you think that all you need to do is buy a mobile laser scanner and the rest will take care
of itself better have a look at Stephen Clancy's article on The Complexities of an Urban Survey.
Fred Persi follows up with his second article on the explosion of laser scanned data, this time
with a look at the options for managing it.
As Michael Olsen points out we all should have a basic computer programming ability - I wish I
had more. If you are struggling with moving large data files Joe Croser's article will offer some
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One of Gene Roe's recent "In the Scan" blog comments really hit home. He proposed the concept
of GeoBIM - using BIM (Building Information Modeling) methodology to manage civil infrastructure
projects. I totally agree, but would like to add one additional thought. Instead of transposing
the term "building" to areas outside of structural walls, I propose that we adopt a new acronym
"SIM" - Site Information Management. Today, BIM is a very ...
Check out our video of the week, hand-picked by our editorial team:
CyArk is in the process of laser scanning and digitally documenting the top 500 historic
sites around the world. This scan project is being conducted by CyArk and Ferrara University at
Pompeii, Italy ....
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New Articles for June, 2011 from the LiDAR News team...
Complexities of an Urban
Survey: Stephen Clancy ? Recently we garnered some attention from the
Charleston, WV press as well as LiDAR News regarding a project we are currently working on for
the City. Although we are months away from completion, our Mobile LiDAR field activities are
complete, so I find this an opportune time to provide a broad overview of the complexities ...
Awash in Data (Part
II): Fred Persi ? This article is the second in a series examining the
rapid explosion of data brought on by widespread adoption of laser scanning. Part I looked at
the reasons behind the data explosion, while this focuses on current and future methods for
managing and working with large sets of data. Raw data from a scanning system is a collection of
Lowering the Barriers to
Streamline Scan-to-model Workflows: Joe Croser ? ?If you are not solving a
problem you don?t have a business? ? at least that?s the general rule, although exceptions do
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relevant events. Feel free to make a suggestion for future consideration.
Optech Innovative LiDAR
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- Orlando, FL: June 6-9
- Berkeley, California: July 7-8
- San Diego, CA: July 7-12
Surveying and Geomatic
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