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Welcome to our mid-January issue of LiDAR News. As a New Hampshire resident I have been
immersed in politics for the past few months. Now that the primary is over we can get things back
to normal, except for the lack of snow. What a crazy winter - still riding my road bike every day.
The focus for this issue is on ILMF 2012
for two reasons. First it is the kickoff of a very busy 6 months, starting in Denver with ILMF,
then Florida in February for the Faro
user conferences - both new
California in March, SPAR
Houston in April and the Hexagon User
in Las Vegas in June. I am getting jet lag just thinking about it. Rest
assured though, LiDAR News will be at all of these events working hard to keep you informed.
The second reason for the focus on ILMF 2012 is that we will be distributing our LiDAR Magazine
in print at
this conference. Thanks to the support of our growing community of readers and sponsors we have
been able to offer a print edition after just 2 issues. The digital version will also be
available. These are destined to become collector items so be sure to see us in Denver January 23-
25. We will send a subscription invite out to all LiDAR news readers shortly.
The Featured Video in this issue comes from Makai Ocean Engineering. They are demonstrating
their Makai Voyager software designed to support visualization of large LiDAR data sets.
CyArk gets the Spotlight this time for the important work they are doing with the Hopi
Petroglyph sites near the Grand Canyon. It's great to be reminded of the benefits that this
technology can create for people and culture.
If you have ever wondered about the sensitivity of identifying the exact target center during
registration then you need to read Michael Olsen's student research article, Picking the Right
Point. And if you need help growing your business Joe Croser, who helped Pointools to make a deal
with Bentley Systems, has a new consultancy that you will want to learn more about.
Michael Raphael wraps it up with another impressive recount of the innovative 3D services that
Direct Dimensions provided on the virtual restoration of an ancient Roman sculpture.
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Using 3D technologies to Preserve
Hopi Petroglyph Sites
CyArk recently launched a new project on our website, the Hopi Petroglyph sites of Tutuveni
and Dawa Park. This is a particularly interesting project as the 3D scans are being utilized as
a point in time record of the site and allowing a new generation of Native American youth to
learn about and share the legacy of their ancestors. This has been an incredibly rewarding
project for CyArk and we wanted to share it with a wider community ...
Check out our video of the week, hand-picked by our editorial team:
Makai Voyager Video
The capability of Makai Voyager, an advanced 3D/4D visualization software that allows you to
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New Articles from the LiDAR News team...
Picking the Right
Point: Michael Olsen ? In our 3D laser scanning class at Oregon State
University this fall, we spent a lot of time discussing various scan alignment methodologies,
techniques, and strategies. Slight deviations in computing scan transformation parameters can
have significant influence on scan accuracy, particularly in long range scanning. One of the
OundleGroup: Joe Croser ? For the last few years I have been completely
immersed in the world of 3D laser scanning and point cloud data reuse. I have lived it as a large
software licensee, breathed it as an early-stage disruptive software vendor, I?ve talked about it
here on LiDAR News, and I?ve watched it go main-stream ? very quickly. It all started back in
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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.
LiDAR Mapping Forum
? Denver, CO: January 23-25, 2012
FARO 3D Documentation 2012
? Orlando, FL: February 21 and
? Orlando, FL: February 28 - March 1, 2012
Rapidform Success Conference 2012
? Denver, CO: April 2 - April 5, 2012
? Houston, TX: April 15 - April 18, 2012
Send your event info to editor[at]lidarmag.com
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