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Welcome to the November issue of LiDAR News. I hope you all received the 2nd edition of
our digital LiDAR
Magazine. This is the only publication dedicated to the LiDAR and laser scanning
industry. There are a number of interesting articles, ranging from the Army's BuckEye LiDAR data
collection system to the use of LiDAR in protecting coastal zones. If you haven't already, click
the magazine cover below or visit our site for individual articles.
I heard from a number of people that the GEOINT conference was very active, with more than 4,000
attendees and a lot of LiDAR technology on display. Next on the conference calendar is SPAR Europe
, November 7 - 9 in The Hague,
Netherlands; followed by ELMF
Austria November 29 and 30.
Our feature video this week comes from Spheron. It's not laser scanning, but if visual
documentation is the application, it is impressive technology. The company's photogrammetric
camera is able to automatically capture 360º spherical HDR imagery in a single scan operation.
The Spotlight in this issue goes to guest author Greg Richards. It was murder, not suicide,
which caused the death of former world featherweight and junior welterweight boxing champion
Arturo Gatti. In order to fully understand the circumstances of Gatti?s death, the investigators
needed to document and virtually recreate his hotel room.
Richard Rybka brings us yet another use for mobile mapping?flood elevation certificates: a group
in Australia did an entire town. Michael Gerlek discusses data collection and storage. Wrapping
up, we have a new contributing author, Elizabeth Lee from CyArk. Liz explains how virtual access
to cultural heritage is starting to be adopted within this community. We look forward to Liz'
contributions on digital heritage.
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It was murder, not suicide, which caused the death of former world featherweight and junior
welterweight boxing champion Arturo Gatti according to a team of forensic investigators. On July
11, 2009, Gatti was found dead on the floor of his condo in the Brazilian resort town of Porto de
Galinas. He had been vacationing there with his wife, Amanda, and young son, when he was
discovered lying face-down near a staircase on the first floor of the hotel room ...
Check out our video of the week, hand-picked by our editorial team:
Spheron's SceneWorks business division offers technology designed for onsite scene
documentation. The solution allows for the integration of ...
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New Articles from the LiDAR News team...
Mobile Mapping in Flood
Prone Areas: Richard Rybka ? Determining the floor levels of existing and re-
built structures in flood prone areas is an ongoing and constant critical need. Both occupancy
permits and insurance rates depend on an accurate certification of the first floor level of each
structure in these zones. In 2006, just five short years ago, I visited a prominent survey ...
LiDAR and Data Compression: Michael Gerlek ? Have you thought
about how much LiDAR data you are going to collect next year? Yes, I know, the cost of hard drive
storage keeps going down and down ? but the amount of data you collect keeps going up and up.
Point cloud densities are increasing, and the number of fields stored for each point are
increasing, too (RGB anyone ...
Virtual Access to Cultural
Heritage: Elizabeth Lee ? Next month, CyArk founder Ben Kacyra will
keynote the UNESCO conference entitled Remote Access to Cultural Heritage. We thought the topic
of virtual access to cultural heritage sites would be an interesting contribution to LiDAR News.
While this topic is still an emerging subject within the cultural heritage field, the ...
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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
Send your event info to editor[at]lidarmag.com
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