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The Revolution is Coming, The Revolution is Coming, The Revolution is Coming?
Yes, change is in the wind, both the evolutionary kind that Nadia Anis explains is slowly affecting the architectural profession and perhaps even the revolutionary variety. For now I can only say that some very smart people are working on improving the accuracy of mobile LiDAR surveys, and they may be getting close to a step function improvement.
That's what I see is a large part of my role as Managing Editor of LiDAR News, to be like Paul Revere, or what Malcolm Gladwell in the Tipping Point describes as a connector?someone who knows a lot of people and can help get the word out through a well connected network. I am just waiting for the go ahead.
The articles are beginning to come in for the next edition of LiDAR Magazine. The target market for this issue is InterGEO?the world's largest geospatial technologies venue. You can choose to receive either a digital or hard copy of the Magazine on the website and encourage your colleagues to sign up for this newsletter HERE. We thank you for ongoing support in building this professional community.
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A Paradigm Change
Every type of professional practice is governed by certain protocol that is accepted as common practice and which sets the standard of care practitioners are expected to meet. Architecture practice is no different. The profession has been governed by a long standing standard of care that puts the architect in charge of documentation when working with existing conditions. This part of the practice has traditionally been a source of revenue for ...

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New Articles from the LiDAR News team...
Mobile Mapping ? An Engineering Map Maker?s Perspective: Curtis Clabaugh ? The Transportation Research Board Committee for Geospatial Data Acquisition Technologies in Design and Construction recently held its summer meeting in Philadelphia in late July. A portion of the meeting included presentations and discussions concerning mobile mapping. Typical of some ...
Scanning the Masses: daVinci Days Geomatics Demonstration: Raugust and Mahmoudabadi ? This year, Oregon State University and the Professional Land Surveyors of Oregon (PLSO) collaborated at the daVinci Days festival in Corvallis, Oregon to educate the public regarding geomatics. Graduate students John Raugust, Hamid Mahmoudabadi, and Mahyar Sharifi-Mood joined ...
Joe Croser 
Identifying "White Space" to Build Competitive Advantage: Joe Croser ? Summer is supposed to be a quiet time, especially in construction-related industries, not so for me; I have been completely consumed in the past few months working for a number of clients that are motivated to build competitive advantage in their respective industries. For one client we spent many ...
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The E57 LiDAR Data Format ? Moving the LiDAR Market Forward
3D Imaging Provides Just the Touch for Museums
Meridian Associates awarded ?Small Business of the Year? from Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce
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Leaning LiDAR Product Development
Creaform Congratulates Elite Water Sports Athletes Jessica Fox and Gilles Lamiré
The Heart of Consense has an International Beat
LIDAR Best Practices: Part VI ? Object Classification Reaches First Industry Adoption Milestone with 500 New Members
U.S. ARMY Northern Command's Defense Support to Civil Authorities System Manages Civilian Emergency Support Requests
ASPRS Updates Recertification Requirements
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