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Welcome to the first May issue of LiDAR News. As you read this I will be attending the
ASPRS annual conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I hope to see many of you there.
The recent FIATECH Technology Conference
was a very educational and inspiring event. This is the future of the AEC
industry. Tad Fry and I presented on the recently approved ASTM E57 data interoperability
standard in the hope of encouraging this influential organization's membership to require its use
on their capital projects.
The featured video this week comes from the Swedish Transport Authority who has unveiled their
long range plans to make extensive use of Mobile LiDAR throughout the entire country. They
certainly deserve a lot of credit for developing this vision and clearly setting their course for
Michael Olsen gets the Spotlight in this issue with our first book review. Mike used Airborne and Terrestrial Laser
, edited by Vosselman and Maas as the text in his LiDAR course at Oregon
State University this spring. Sounds like a very valuable reference for all of us - from novice
Leading off this issue is Lewis Graham with the 5th in his series on the application of LiDAR
technology to improved management of power line transmission assets. In this article he stresses
the importance of education on the part of the consumer as well as the provider.
John Russo explains how using spherical targets created some unexpected results, and the tricks
they used to solve the problem.
Jason Amadori from DTS/EarthEye
is our guest
contributor for this issue. (This reminds me, please let me know if you would like to submit an
article.) Jason complements Lewis Graham's series of articles by providing additional details on
how utilities can leverage their investment in LiDAR to better manage their assets as well as
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Laser Scanning Book Review
This month, I would like to review the recently published (Summer 2010) book "Airborne and
Terrestrial Laser Scanning", edited by Vosselman and Maas. No, I wasn?t paid to do this review
(although I probably should have asked for a check!). I used this as the text book for my
Digital Terrain Modeling class this year, which I think helped me to greatly improve the course
from its first offering in Winter 2010. Overall, I strongly recommend this text for ...
Check out our video of the week, hand-picked by our editorial team:
Swedish Transport Authority Goes
The citizens of Sweden are going to benefit from a long range plan to use mobile LiDAR as the
preferred 3D mapping technology throughout the entire country. The objective is to provide
project engineers and ....
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New Articles for May, 2011 from the LiDAR News team...
LIDAR for Electric
Transmission Modeling ? Part V: Lewis Graham ?This is the fifth
installment of our series on applying LIDAR to the disciplines of transmission line rerating and
vegetation management. In the four previous articles, we laid the foundation for the regulatory
drivers as well as the opportunity afforded to LIDAR operators. In the last article I cautioned
?Wow, that?s weird. We?ve
never encountered that??: John Russo ? If you?ve been scanning for any
length of time, you?re bound to come across some pretty interesting things. This was the case
for my team not too long ago. As a service provider focused primarily on building documentation,
we receive a lot of requests to perform above ceiling plenum surveys for the purpose of ...
Getting the Most from Your
LiDAR Investment: Jason Amadori ? So, you?ve collected your entire transmission
network using LiDAR, built your PLS-CADD models and identified your encroachments ? what?s next?
How about leveraging that data to manage the work activities required to upgrade/maintain your
transmission network? We have all heard about Asset Management and ...
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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.
2011 Annual Conference
? Milwaukee, Wisconsin: May 1 - 5
FARO 3-D Documentation Conference
? Essen, Germany:
May 17 - 18
Optech Innovative LiDAR
May 31-June 3
- Orlando, FL: June 6-9
- Berkeley, California: July 7-8
Surveying and Geomatic
Educators Society Biannual Conference
MayagŁez, Puerto Rico: July
? Calgary, Alberta, Canada: August 29 - 31
Send your event info to editor[at]lidarmag.com
|Innovative LiDAR Solutions Conference|
Incorporated?s second annual ILSC will be held in Toronto on May 31 - June 3, 2011. ILSC
2011 represents an open forum for industry professionals to discuss best practices and explore
real-world lidar solutions.
Topics of special interest will include new methods for
maximizing project accuracies, application-specific sensor designs, and exploring the challenges
of delivering data to a dynamic spatial-information marketplace.
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