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The Survey Summit and Esri User Conference are next on the industry agenda. The Summit starts on July 21 and continues through the
24th, which overlaps with the start of the UC on Monday the 23rd in beautiful San Diego, California.
Esri has been promoting their native support for LiDAR in ArcGIS 10.1 so I would expect to see a
number of impressive 3D GIS applications.
I want to welcome Nadia Anis to our team of contributors. Nadia is an architect who, as you will
learn has fully embraced laser scanning in her practice. It's really a matter of documenting the
as-found conditions before making any changes that creates significant value. Think of it as an
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As the Operations Manager of a 3d imaging service provider (Precision 3d Scanning), a large
amount of my time is spent figuring out the most efficient and effective deliverable for my
clients. Most of the time there's some level of a point cloud/model hybrid that fits the mold.
Too often I find a technically advanced client who would love to use point clouds, but can?t get
the signoff for plug-in software that would enable usability in their ...
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The Smart Start For
Redesign: Nadia Anis ? Architects, like me, who work on existing buildings,
spend months and probably years of their professional life trying to capture the existing
conditions prior to starting their new projects. Now with the advent of laser scanning which can
provide us with accurate documentation in a fraction of the time, the question is no longer ...
Mobile LiDAR Point Density
? Part 1: Stephen Clancy ? LiDAR resolution, not to be confused with
accuracy, provides the framework for identifying and discerning objects. Similar to aerial
photography, higher resolution LiDAR information affords the opportunity to accurately identify
smaller features. In LiDAR vernacular, there are two closely coupled terms that relate to ...
Seeing a Point Cloud for
the First Time: Michael Olsen ? Do you remember the excitement you felt when
you saw a point cloud for the first time? How you felt? The ideas that rushed into your head on
what it could be used for?
Sometimes, I think some of us get so involved working with LIDAR data that we forget how much of
a privilege it is and that it is a very small community ...
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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
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