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Welcome to the second May issue of LiDAR News. As reported in the blog, the ASPRS annual
conference was a valuable learning experience. If you are trying to keep up with the latest
airborne and mobile LiDAR research, put this event on your schedule for next year.
The featured video this week is a virtual tour of the Timberline Lodge in Mt. Hood, Oregon
prepared by i-TEN Associates?a timeless classic.
Michael Raphael gets the Spotlight in this issue with his interesting recount of the scanning of
the propeller from the Wright Brothers first plane. Direct Dimensions seems to have the most
diverse client list in the laser scanning business!
As a change of pace, and since May 2011 has a Friday the 13th, guest author Cyn Rene' Whitfield
provides a fun look into the issue of being superstitious. Richard Rybka compares the power of
mobile mapping to the Swiss Army knife.
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Laser Scanner Helps Recreate the
Wright Bros. 1st Flight
As our frequent readers know, Direct Dimensions utilizes laser scanning in many more
interesting ways than just industrial buildings and facilities. In fact, our roots in scanning
start with helping to develop the FaroArm, a close range metrology tool for reverse engineering
and quality control applications in the aerospace industry, where I worked back in the late
How fitting it was for me to be asked to use this 3D technology ...
Check out our video of the week, hand-picked by our editorial team:
3D laser scan virtual tour of
The guys at i-TEN Associates of Portland, Oregon have done a great job creating a virtual
tour of the iconic Timberline Lodge in Mt. Hood, Oregon. The level of detail is amazing
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New Articles for May, 2011 from the LiDAR News team...
The Left and Right of
Friday the 13th: Cyn Rene' Whitfield ? Does triskaidekaphobia
influence your profession? The fear of the number 13 is associated with bad luck in western
cultures attributed to those employing the lunar-solar calendars. In Greek and Norse mythology
the number 12 symbolizes completeness. Architects in their elevator numbering sequence of ...
The "Swiss Army Knife" Data
Collector : Richard Rybka ? This is how I now describe the functionality of a
mobile mapping system. This statement is not made as hype from a manufacturer. I am not saying we
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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.
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
- San Diego, CA: July 7-12
Surveying and Geomatic
Educators Society Biannual Conference
MayagŁez, Puerto Rico: July
? Calgary, Alberta, Canada: August 29 - 31
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