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Welcome to the mid September issue of LiDAR News.
As you are reading this I will be providing a keynote speech at the Digital Documentation 2011
in Glasgow, Scotland. It should certainly be a fun learning experience and I will do my best to
keep you informed. I hope to see some of you there. The other upcoming European conferences this
fall include InterGEO, Spar Europe and ELMF.
The second edition of our digital LiDAR Magazine is in the final production stages. If you have
an interesting story that you want to promote in this new format please let me know as I am
booking material for our November issue.
The featured video in this issue comes from a 10 year old German company Metaio that is a leader
in the field of augmented reality?AR. If you have not paid attention to this technology, have a
look at this video and I am sure the wheels will start turning on how laser scanning can be
combined with AR.
The Spotlight this time goes to Michael Gerlek for his detailed explanation of open source
licensing. As he notes this is not specific to LiDAR, but with the increased interest in open
source software it is very timely. Michael Olsen lightens things up with a rap song about laser
scanning?as he says, you have to stretch yourself sometimes. Michael Raphael reports on a very
exciting new handheld video imaging product that has breakthrough potential. John Russo wraps it
up for this edition with a clear presentation of the value that laser scanning brings to a
building renovation project.
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Understanding Open Source Licensing
(Let's) talk about what an open source license actually is, and what rights the BSD license
gives you. This article doesn?t actually have anything to do with lidar, I admit ? but companies
that use or develop open source software need to understand what these licensing terms are and
how they are applied, so this article can be considered a prerequisite to some of the topics
we?ll be covering in the future. Let?s start by defining the legal term ?copyright" ...
Check out our video of the week, hand-picked by our editorial team:
The Augmented City
Augmented reality -AR is a powerful technology that when combined with laser scanning and the
tablet may be the next killer app. Experience how the vision of AR turns into a roadmap.
Please drop a line if you have any questions or requests: firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Articles from the LiDAR News team...
LiDAR in Da Hood
: Mike Olsen ? One of the things that I have learned in various teaching
training workshops is to stretch yourself to do things that are out of your normal repertoire. So
I thought I would share a LiDAR rap song I have been tinkering with (Someday, I might actually
perform it!) While giving a lecture on laser scanning, I caught myself off guard by the rhyming
Facility Scanning with the
New F5 Handheld: Michael Raphael ? In the world of industrial facilities
construction, effective space planning in the installation phase can prevent major time and cost
overruns. The new class of building CAD software called BIM, or Building Information Management,
helps before the construction phase to prevent occurrences of clash and other space ...
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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
? Houston, Texas: December 5-7
Send your event info to editor[at]lidarmag.com
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