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Much of the buzz at Intergeo was a result of LiDAR and UAV-related developments. Leica Geosystems introduced their new P20 Scanner. Trimble showcased the TX5 scanner and SCENE software, fruits of the FARO OEM relationship we've covered on the blog. Optech and Riegl also made headlines.
The current edition of LiDAR Magazine was well received at both Intergeo and GEOINT - very encouraging. Our team caught up with friends and colleagues at both shows. I'm already looking forward to next year's events. Prior to then, you can catch up with us at the MAPPS/ASPRS specialty conference in Tampa (next week), or Trimble Dimensions in Las Vegas (week after next).
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Overview of LiDAR Support in ArcGIS 10.1
The LiDAR team at Esri has been hard at work adding support for point clouds to ArcGIS 10.1. Here's a 20 minute video with the highlights ...
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SPAR Europe Conference on End-to-End 3D

Discover the newest advances in 3D data capture, processing, and delivery, and find out how to use the latest tools and techniques to drive efficiency, improve workflows, reduce project timelines, improve safety and mitigate risk. With 45 expert presenters, university research presentations, hardware and software exhibits and live demonstrations, SPAR Europe gives you access to the entire industry at one time. Learn more here.

New Articles from the LiDAR News team...
Paul Tice 
Historical Facade Analysis - Alternative Workflows: Paul Tice ? In the world of historic preservation the utilization of the latest software and hardware isn't exactly shunned, but it is not widely adopted either. There are numerous reasons for this, I'm sure. I could even venture to say that I know a few of them. A popular 'certainty' that some have is the perceivably incredible ...
Mandli Communications and DBi Complete Hi-Rail LiDAR Pilot Project: Carson Hinkley ? Mandli Communications, a leading integrator in the transportation industry, recently worked with DBi Services on a LiDAR and hi-rail vehicle pilot project. DBi is an international service company in the field of transportation infrastructure maintenance, operations, and management ...
Ted Knaak 
Certainty 3D Offers Free TopoPLANNER Web App: Ted Knaak ? Certainty 3D?s new free Web App version of the popular TopoPLANNER will be introduced this week. Hundreds of companies successfully use the free download of TopoPLANNER to accurately lay out scan positions, control survey networks as well as estimate schedule and cost for laser scanning project. Now ...
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Vizup Sets Record in 3D Model Decimation with the Release of 64-bit SDK
Blue Marble to Feature Global Energy Mapper at GITA Oil & Gas Conference
Topcon Supports One-of-a-Kind Preservation, Renovation Project in Pompeii
AVEVA launches major new products at the AVEVA World Summit
AutonomouStuff Signs Agreement to Provide SICK Laser Scanners
Laser Scanning Speeds Collision Investigations for UK Police
Adtollo Releases TC5D
Mandli Communications and DBi Complete Hi-Rail LiDAR Pilot Project
Presenters from 17 Countries on SPAR Europe 2012 Roster
Surveying And Mapping, Inc. Opens Denver, Colorado Office
Maptek Vulcan? Provides ?Competitive Advantage? for University Students
Merrick Provides Services on Transmission Line Project
David Evans and Associates, Inc. Maps Route of Space Shuttle Endeavour
AVEVA?s new Plant Design product AVEVA Everything3D launched
Bentley Announces Project Finalists in 2012 Be Inspired Awards Competition
Applanix Introduces POS LV 120 For Land Mobile Mapping
Optech Announces New Gyro-stabilized Survey Solution
3D Systems Buys Rapidform
Terrasolid Appoints 3D Laser Mapping as Australian Distributor
Trimble Introduces Next Generation Software for Unmanned Aerial Systems and Aerial LiDAR Data Production
VRMesh Library Available for Point Cloud Classification and Triangle Meshing
Creators of LAStools and LASzip Form New Company
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    MAPPS/ASPRS Specialty Conference - Tampa, Florida: Oct 29-Nov 1
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    European LiDAR Mapping Forum 2012

    Two-day technical conference and exhibition focusing on the use of LiDAR to support transport, urban modelling, coastal zone mapping, asset management and GIS applications. Highlights include over 40 technical papers presented by Internationally recognised speakers, more than 60 exhibitors forming the largest ever European exhibition dedicated solely to LIDAR technology and services, entry level workshops and onsite mobile mapping vehicles. Visit us for more information or to register.

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