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As I mentioned in the previous issue of LiDAR News I am really looking forward to attending Hexagon 2012
next week (June 4 - 7) in Las Vegas, Nevada. I am hoping to see and hear about the progress
being made with the integration of Intergraph and Leica GeoSystems. Since last year's event
Hexagon has acquired MicroSurvey and just last
week myVR, a virtual reality software firm
based in Norway.
In a recent blog I stirred things up a bit by raising the issue of software lagging hardware in
terms of innovation in the laser scanning industry. For me, it goes to the critically important
question of what "could be" accomplished versus what is being done. This is a real challenge in
large firms. The cards are somewhat stacked against innovation unless people are allowed to fail,
and in this world economy there is not much room for that. I'll be blogging and tweeting what I
see and hear at Hexagon 2012 - stay tuned.
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LIDAR Best Practices: Part V ?
Intermediate Surface Classification
In the previous installment, we examined the process of the first step of automatic LIDAR
data classification. Recall that LIDAR point data in LAS format contains an attribute called
"Class." This attribute is used to designate the object from which the point (a laser return or
"echo") reflected. All points are assigned a value of "Created, Never Classified" (class == 0)
Check out our video of the week, hand-picked by our editorial team:
Tramway Scanning in
A short drive through animation of Aleksanterinkatu in Helsinki, scanned in the summer of
2011. The tramway network was scanned by Terrasolid Ltd. ...
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New Articles from the LiDAR News team...
Working the Graveyard Shift
? Literally : John Russo ? It sounded like an interesting job. After all,
how many chances do you get to go inside a fully operational coroner?s office? What would it be
like? Will I see real dead people? And, for a coroner?s office, this one is actually somewhat
famous since many of its clients are celebrities. It even has its own gift store called ...
Tips on Purchasing a Laser
Scanner : Michael Olsen ? The selection of a laser scanner can be a
difficult decision. Let?s face it, they all are cool and it would be nice to have one of each!
But ultimately, it is a significant investment and you want to make sure that you get the optimal
value out of your purchase. Laser scanners may have specific purposes, environments, or ...
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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.
? Las Vegas,
Nevada: June 4-7
- Johor Bahru, Malaysia: July 16-20
Esri 2012 User Conference
- San Diego, California: July 23-27
Send your event info to editor[at]lidarmag.com
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? Changing the Face of Quarry
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