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Welcome to the early October issue of LiDAR News. The recent Digital Documentation 2011
event in Glasgow, Scotland was a very informative and fun conference. Digital documentation for
historic preservation is different than other applications of laser scanning. It's not about 3D
geometry; it's about preserving cultural heritage. The other upcoming European conferences this
fall include Spar Europe and ELMF.
The second edition of our digital LiDAR Magazine is scheduled to go out next week. I have space
for a couple more articles in our end of the year edition. If you have an interesting story that
you want to promote in this exciting format please let me know.
The featured video in this issue comes from a group of researchers at Idaho State University who
provide an excellent introduction to the use of LiDAR for hydrological studies.
The Spotlight in this issue goes to Fred Persi for his thought provoking "wish list" of
improvements to the field of 3D imaging. These are well thought out requests from a seasoned pro
that I hope the vendors take a look at. It would mean productivity gains for all of us.
As Richard Rybka points out in his article on mobile data collection guidelines, it is going to
be very interesting to see how the recently awarded TRB project to develop Mobile LiDAR
guidelines for use in transportation applications plays out. As a member of the research team I
will do my best to keep you informed.
Lewis Graham provides the second article in his series on LiDAR best practices. This one is
focused on field data collection and is a must read.
Mike Neuman, from Mandli Communication wraps it up this time with a different twist on the use
of Mobile LiDAR. In this case the data is being used with a driving simulator that is located at
the Wisconsin Traffic Operations and Safety lab.
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Gazing Into the Future
Several months ago I suggested a column on possible future technical innovations in laser
mapping. As we all know, predicting the future is not so easy, but it?s fun to think about and
helps shake out the cobwebs of the daily grind. So in no particular order, here are the top five
advancements that I?d like to see in the not-so-distant future: One-pass color. It almost goes
without saying that we can expect future generations of technology ...
Check out our video of the week, hand-picked by our editorial team:
An Intro to LiDAR
Instructive Introduction to the use of LiDAR for hydrological studies created by a number of
Colleagues at Idaho State University ...
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New Articles from the LiDAR News team...
Mobile Mapping Data
Collection Guidelines: Richard Rybka ? New emerging technologies often take
their respective markets by surprise. A web search for "mobile mapping data collection
guidelines" yields only one document that specifically targets this subject. Users and
manufacturers are in the process of introducing a better way to collect data. As a result, the
LIDAR Best Practices: Part
II ? Field Analysis: Lewis Graham ? In the initial installment, we examined
the initial acquisition segment of an airborne LIDAR project. In this issue, we will move on
through field quality checks. As discussed in the previous issue, it is always best practice to
look for problems that might require a reflight prior to mobilization off the project area ...
Mobile LiDAR Captures Data
for Driving Simulator: Mandli Communications ? Mandli Communications
recently participated in a LiDAR data collection project for the University of Wisconsin?Madison.
The University currently runs a full-scale advanced driving simulator as a joint venture between
the Traffic Operations and Safety Lab and the Cognitive Systems Engineering Lab ...
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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.
SPAR Europe 2011
? The Hague, Netherlands: November 8-9
European LiDAR Mapping
? Salzburg, Austria: November 29-30
? Orlando, FL: February 28 - March 1, 2012
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