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The Alabama DOT put on what was one of the most enjoyable conferences I can remember attending. IHEEP 2013 will be hosted by Kansas DOT September 8 -11 in Overland Park, Kansas. The DOTs are facing one of the most difficult challenges of any government agency. Their funding is being cut in some cases to pre-1990 levels while their assets are badly in need of repair. Innovative geospatial technologies such as 3D model-based design, mobile LiDAR and machine control are critical to their ability to do more with less. It's a major business development opportunity.
The next edition of LiDAR Magazine will ship just in time for INTERGEO, the world's largest geospatial technologies venue and GEOINT 2012, one of the most important defense industry conferences. Our team will be on-site at both events—drop us a line if you'd like to meet up. We appreciate your support in building this professional community.
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Preserving Oregon's History - One Scan at a Time
A couple of years ago, my colleagues and I were researching applications for our laser scanner. As a company, i-TEN Associates was still pretty green on the use of the scanner and the markets that would most benefit from the technology we were holding. Historical preservation was a topic that kept coming to our attention and seemed like something that we could do. It was most certainly an interesting topic and the more I ...

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The 3D Printed Bicycle
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New Articles from the LiDAR News team...
John Russo 
Coordinates and BIM: John Russo AIA ? Another scan to BIM modeling project is getting underway and I know it's just a matter of time before the monster rears its ugly head. It's so predictable, but it seems that no matter what I do to avoid it, no matter how hard I try to deal with it up front, the monster keeps re-appearing. If I could only find a way to make it go away and ...
Steve Glad 
NVision Scanners Provide Critical Evidence in Product Liability Cases: Steve Glad ? Materials Analysis, Inc., a Dallas, Texas engineering firm specializing in litigation support, has used NVision?s non-contact MAXOS measurement system and HandHeld Scanner to provide critical assistance in a number of recent product liability cases. ?The high levels of accuracy ...
New Point Cloud Modeling Workflow Speeds Revit MEP Modeling: Chris Scotton ? Revit loves ?perfect?. We all know it?s an incredibly powerful tool for new construction design which is almost always perfectly plumb, perfectly parallel. However, in the as-built world, perfect is merely a lofty ideal brought to earth by the reality of sagging pipes, bowing walls and undocumented ...
ScanLook Experience Outside the U.S. : Jeff & Daniel Fagerman ? Recently our company, LiDAR USA was asked to scan 1,000 miles of railway outside the US. In this short article I would like to share the non-technical considerations of the project, mostly related to working projects outside of the U.S., as well as on a rail system. Meeting Equipment Requirements and Limitations ...
LiDAR Magazine - Volume 2, Number 4 (July/August)
? The Surveying Profession ? Small Business ? Heritage Preservation
? Re-Modeling The Mixmaster ? Utility Infrastructure ? Saving Lives
? Mapping Natural Hazards ? Sea Level Rise ? 3D Energy Modeling ? Mapping Indoors...and more!
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Bowman Consulting?s New Point Cloud Modeling Workflow Speeds Revit MEP Modeling Dramatically
ScanLook Experience Outside the U.S.
NVision Scanners Provide Critical Evidence in Product Liability Cases
New VG4D-SmartLiDAR? RoadXtract? from Virtual Geomatics
RIEGL LMS Opens Registration of the International RIEGL Airborne, Mobile, Terrestrial and Industrial User Conference
Hexagon Metrology Releases High Precision Scanning Probe Head
VRMesh v7.5 Released for Triangulation of Large Point Clouds
European LiDAR Mapping Forum Launches 2012 Conference Program
Gexcel Srl Introduces New Mobile Camera System
NVision Helps Purdue Auto Engineering Team Pursue Racing Dream
3D Laser Mapping Launch New Dimension Hand Held Laser Scanner
SCALGO Hydrology 1.2 Released
SAM, Inc. Adds New Helicopter for Airborne LiDAR
Gexcel Srl Releases Vehicle Mounted Fully Automated Scanning
Geomagic and Xisis to Demonstrate the Latest Developments in 3D Scan, Design and Manufacture at TCT Live 2012
ROMER Absolute Arm Now Up to 66% Faster
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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.
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