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Hexagon 2012 is in the books. When asked
about the recent Blom investment Hexagon CEO Ola Rollen noted it was a good business deal while
providing access to valuable geospatial data. He also hinted that hosting data may be a new
business opportunity for Hexagon.
You might accuse me of drinking the "Kool Aid", but I believe the promised integration between
Leica Geosystems and Intergraph is starting to take place, driven as much by customers as
Hexagon. It's evolution, not revolution, but what's wrong with creating customer driven solutions?
The emphasis in this issue is on augmented reality. This to me is the next important technology
area which as you will see in the video has direct links to 3D laser scanning and point clouds.
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Point Clouds and the Accuracy of
Mobile augmented reality is by all accounts one of THE hottest topics to enter the mobile
arena in some time. The idea behind augmented reality is relatively simple: overlay contextual
or computer modeled information on top of real-time streaming information in context (and usually
in 3D), and voila, you?ve got augmented reality. There are plenty of examples in the consumer
space where mobile augmented reality is being used for ...
Check out our video of the week, hand-picked by our editorial team:
Augmented point clouds
A glimpse of how point clouds can be used as the background for engineering grade augmented
reality applications running on a tablet. Is there any ...
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New Articles from the LiDAR News team...
Helsinki Tram Survey
Project: Mika Salohahti ? In the early summer of 2011 Terrasolid Ltd.
performed a LiDAR survey of the City of Helsinki Tram Network. Helsinki Tram Company had three
objectives for the project. Firstly, they wanted to get 5 cm accurate track geometry and other
asset information to populate the maintenance management system they?re now piloting ...
Consumability: Thad Wester ? I stumbled upon this pdf this morning.
Assembled in 2010 by FEMA, it attempts to outline all the LiDAR data collected in the United
States that theoretically is accessible by anyone who wants it. The amount of collected LiDAR is
vast; and the paper outlines future projects (which are now completed) which increase the size
Report: Elizabeth Lee ? The week of May 14th CyArk kicked off a multi-
year program with Mexico?s National Institute for History and Anthropology (INAH). The program,
titled the Sacred Cities of Ancient Mexico involves the digital preservation of 11 major UNESCO
cultural heritage sites in Mexico, including Teotihuacan, Chichen Itza, and Palenque. The ...
| LiDAR Magazine -
Volume 2, Number 3 (May/June)
? Revealing the Secrets of Stonehenge Through 3D Digital Modelling ?
? Connecting the Dots:
An Interview with Tom Greaves ? The Pace of Change ? High Accuracy Survey with a Helicopter ?
Mobile LiDAR 2D/3D/4D Interoperability ? FARO User Conference ? It's About Time...and more!
, the complete
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LFM is a powerful 3D laser scanning software package, which allows users to import 3D data from
numerous 3D laser scanning formats, and exports to 3D plant design integrated systems like AVEVA
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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.
- Johor Bahru, Malaysia: July 16-20
Esri User Conference
- San Diego, California: July 23-27
- Orlando, Florida: Oct 8-11
- Hanover, Germany: Oct 9-11
MAPPS/ASPRS 2012 Specialty Conference
- Tampa, Florida: Oct 29-Nov 1
Send your event info to editor[at]lidarmag.com
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