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Welcome to the first July issue of LiDAR News. As you are reading this I will be
returning from the Esri Survey Summit and User Conference, which I can report had over 500 attend
the joint conference with ACSM - the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping. I think the BIG
news was Esri will have native support for point clouds in ArcGIS 10.1. Look for it in Q1 2012.
I want to also make note of the recently published premier edition of LiDAR Magazine. Our plan
is to publish this quarterly for this year. If you have any ideas on articles for the next
edition please let me know.
The featured video in this issue is a short one, but it is so impressive in terms of the
quantity of data that I wanted to highlight Mobile Mapping in Korea. The data was being collected
at a rate of 1.3 million points per second!
Michael Olsen gets the Spotlight with an important notice about the newly formed ASCE (American
Society of Civil Engineers) subcommittee - Spatial Data Applications and a LiDAR workshop they
Jarlath O'Neil-Dunne explains how the need to process LiDAR data caught the leading GIS software
companies by surprise. John Russo provides his insight on the challenges of pricing a building
Our final article from Michael Raphael at Direct Dimensions highlights this firm's extensive
experience in scanning and modeling aircraft where every surface detail counts.
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Spatial Data Applications Committee
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The Geomatics Division of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has recently formed
a new subcommittee, the Spatial Data Applications Committee. Recent articles in Professional
Surveyor Magazine and the ASCE Journal of Surveying Engineering highlight the objectives of the
ASCE Geomatics Division and its role within the civil engineering profession.
So how does this relate to ...
Check out our video of the week, hand-picked by our editorial team:
Mobile Mapping in Korea
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New Articles from the LiDAR News team...
What Does It Cost to Create
a BIM As-built? John Russo AIA ? What Does It Cost to Create a BIM As-
built? Richard Rybka ? If you happen to be a service provider who documents
buildings it probably won?t be long before you?re confronted with the inevitable question from a
prospect, ?What does it cost to create a BIM as-built?? I?m usually asked this question with
Laser Scanning Aircraft for
CFD Analysis: Michael Raphael ? Last month?s contribution to LiDAR News
featured our use of 3D laser scanning technology on the original Wright Brothers 1903 airplane to
help NASA and other experts figure out how the Wright Bros. developed flight without the use of
modern day computers. This month we come full circle and discuss our use of ...
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This section is an update about LiDAR conferences, training, seminars, webinars and other
relevant events. Feel free to make a suggestion for future consideration.
Surveying and Geomatic
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MayagŁez, Puerto Rico: July
? Calgary, Alberta, Canada: August 29 - 31
Germany: September 27-29
SPAR Europe 2011
? The Hague, Netherlands: November 8-9
European LiDAR Mapping
? Salzburg, Austria: November 29-30
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