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Welcome to the end of August issue of LiDAR News. A business associate once told me that
all of the real business in a calendar year gets done after Labor Day, in this case September
5th. It should certainly be a busy fall with InterGEO, Spar Europe and ELMF on the conference calendar. In addition, I
will be providing a keynote speech at Digital Documentation 2011 in Glasgow, Scotland the
week of September 19th.
We are busy working on the next edition of our digital LiDAR Magazine
intend to publish in September and although we are all set for this issue content-wise, if you
have an interesting story that you want to promote please let me know as I am looking for
material for our November issue.
The featured video in this issue comes from Teccon Mobile Mapping. The creator took the time to
insert labels that describe the type of data being used and the accuracy of the collection - very
The Spotlight this time goes to Lewis Graham for his discussion of best practices involving
airborne LiDAR data collection. This is the first in a series that leverages Lewis' extensive
experience in this field.
Richard Rybka raises a red flag on the issue of privacy as it applies to mobile scanning - a
must read. Michael Raphael explains how his firm was able to apply laser scanning to incredibly
improve the life of an injured soldier. For the software engineers that read LiDAR News Michael
Gerlek provides his insight on an open source library for working with LAS files.
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LIDAR Best Practices: Part 1 -
In this next series of articles, I will move through some best practices for LIDAR data
planning, collection and processing. While many of the techniques apply to both airborne and
mobile, I will (at the request of the LIDAR News Editor) focus on airborne. The article is also
very North American-centric with respect to positioning technology but it is easy to localize
these processes (e.g. replace NGS with OSGB). Everyone, without exception, is very ...
Check out our video of the week, hand-picked by our editorial team:
Teccon Mobile Mapping LIDAR
Drivetrough animation of a coloured pointcloud; data captured with the Teccon Mobile Mapper.
Combination of Intensity, RGB, coloured height of the groundlevel, 3D-wireframe, 3D-model. The
pointcloud is ...
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New Articles from the LiDAR News team...
Legislating Mobile Mapping
: Richard Rybka ? In my last article, I mentioned a document issued by the
Belgian Privacy Commission. This document outlines recommendations pertaining to planning and
executing mobile mapping data collection. Here's the link in case you missed it: The scope of
these recommendations includes mandatory registration of mobile mapping ...
3D Laser Scanning Helps Fix
Injured Soldier Michael Raphael ? My submission this month tells the story
of how 3D scanning technologies can impact and improve the life of a soldier injured in battle.
Michael Fletcher came to our office in the summer of 2006 after significant medical treatment at
both the Walter Reed Army Medical Hospital and The Johns Hopkins Hospital ...
The libLAS Project : Michael Gerlek ? If you?re
developing software for the lidar world, odds are good you?re going to need to work with the LAS
file format at some point ? most commonly you?ll need to read in LAS files, and some of you will
need to generate LAS outputs as well. This month I?d like to introduce you to the libLAS project
, an open source library for reading, writing ...
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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.
? Calgary, Alberta, Canada: August 29 - 31
Digital Documentation 2011
? Glasgow, Scotland:
September 20 - 22
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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