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Well, the 2012 London Summer Olympics are in the books and overall it seemed like a smooth
running event. Laser scanning was used both to support the physical construction and the
athletes. Creaform reports that
18 year-old Australian sensation Jessica Fox won silver in the slalom K1 race at the London 2012
Olympic Games. We had a blog on this before the Games began.
Even though I didn't attend, the editor of The American Surveyor
attended the Survey
Summit in San Diego and his report can be found HERE
. Esri presented an entire day
on LiDAR. I did receive a letter from the President of NSPS
?National Society of
Professional Surveyors?asking for support. In addition I met the President-elect of AAGS
?American Association of Geodetic Surveying?Michael
Dennis. This may be an organization to get behind if you are interested in 3D.
I trust you have all seen the latest LiDAR Magazine
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Long before Eric Ries published his must-read book The Lean Startup, its terms and principles
were beginning to be applied within the startup mecca that is Silicon Valley. Since the book was
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New Articles from the LiDAR News team...
LIDAR Best Practices: Part
VI ? Object Classification: Lewis Graham ? In the previous installment, we
examined some of the intermediate steps that can be used in "classifying" LIDAR data where the
objects of interest are very similar to the surrounding points. We specifically looked at the
problems associated with classifying at-grade (meaning same elevation as the surroundings ...
3D Imaging Provides Just
the Touch for Museums: Michael Raphael ? There is no question that museums
are expressing strong interest in the use of 3D. Those of us that follow tech news feeds are
seeing near daily examples of museums around the world using 3D scanning to document all kinds of
collection items from prehistoric natural artifacts to man-made modern ...
Millions of Points in Your
Web Browser: Elizabeth Lee ? Critical to CyArk?s mission is the free
dissemination of rich 3D content from cultural heritage sites. Our primary vehicle for
dissemination is our website and since launching the site in 2004 we have been working to
implement the latest in web technologies to serve richer content in more immersive ways. Our new
3D Viewer takes ...
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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!
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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.
- Orlando, Florida: Oct 8-11
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MAPPS/ASPRS 2012 Specialty Conference
- Tampa, Florida: Oct 29-Nov 1
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