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Welcome to the early September issue of LiDAR News. With the summer holidays in the rear
view mirror it's now time to turn opportunity into closed business before year's end. With
InterGEO, Spar Europe and ELMF on the calendar, it will be a busy Fall for conferences. In
addition, your Editor will be providing a keynote speech at Digital Documentation 2011 in
Glasgow, Scotland the week of September 19th. Hope to see some of you there.
The second edition of our digital LiDAR Magazine
is in the works. We have an outstanding
line up of articles, including a review of the US Army Buckeye sensor that is being flown in Iraq
and Afghanistan, and from NOAA's Coastal Services Center a look at how they are supporting the
use of LiDAR. If you have an interesting story please let me know as I am booking material for
The featured video in this issue comes from a young company, Floating Point FX. Their new Kratos
visualization software appears to be amazingly powerful. They describe it as "All-in-One particle
manipulation software." It's a must see.
The Spotlight this time goes to a guest author Arik Degani at Mabat 3D Technologies, based in
Israel. Arik worked with Leica Geosystems and a local university to overcome numerous obstacles
in creating a truly innovative education and business consortium. This should be a model for
Evon Sylvia?contributing author Michael Olsen's grad student at Oregon State University?reports
on a market research effort concerning level compensators. Joe Croser reports on a firm that
reuses the point cloud data "as is," saving significant time and money. This is disruptive.
Joe Bima, Managing Director at Stellacore, is part of a team of new contributing authors who are
going to focus their efforts on geomatic accuracy via a systems approach?a very important and
timely topic area.
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3D laser scanning is not just one more new tool in surveying and geodesy, it is a new
philosophy in geometry capture and processing, which requires a new strategy and approach. This
technology and technique opens new horizons for surveyors: instead of doing the same things
faster/further (and unfortunately cheaper), as some vendors wrongly recommend while promoting
their products, surveyors should enhance and expand their services and ...
Check out our video of the week, hand-picked by our editorial team:
Kratos HD - Floating Point
Kratos is a powerful All-In-One particle manipulation and modeling software program that
allows users to access billions of particles within a single session. An excellent video
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New Articles from the LiDAR News team...
Survey of TLS
Professionals: Evon Silvia ? As some of the long-standing LIDAR News
readers may recall, the Oregon State University (OSU) geomatics program conducted a brief online
survey of laser scanning professionals in September, 2010, both on Gene Roe?s blog and at Laser
Scanning Forums UK. The survey was not designed to be rigorous, but rather to get a ...
Engineering from Scan-to-model Workflows: Joe Croser ? Very large point
cloud models have for a long time died a slow death inside survey departments because the survey
team wasn?t quick to share the data and because the data was largely unusable within mainstream
CAD applications without first reverse-engineering the points to generate new ...
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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.
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
Send your event info to editor[at]lidarmag.com
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