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Welcome to our mid-March issue of LiDAR News. The Riegl LiDAR 2012 User Conference was a great success as detailed in these blog posts. Next on the
circuit is ASPRS 2012 in
Sacramento, California March 19 - 23. This conference is unique in that it offers a 3 level
platform for industry, government and academia as a professional organization. Hope to see you
I am very excited about introducing Stephen Hannon as a new contributing author. Steve is
Principal and Founder of Mind the Gap, LLC, where he advises startups and small businesses across
the spectrum, from technical feasibility/evaluation to market and competitive analysis and
positioning. Welcome to the team. Steve gets the Spotlight for his important insight on LiDAR
market disruption. And while we are on the subject Joe Croser adds a few thoughts of his own.
The Featured Video in this issue goes to Vijay Kumar at the University of Pennsylvania for his
work with autonomous flying robots - welcome to the future.
Managing a transportation agency's sign inventory is a challenging problem that Jason Amadori
sheds important light on. Wrapping up this issue is Michael Gerlek, resident open source software
guru, and PDAL developer - important work.
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Disruption: Alive and Well
As LiDAR zealots, we like to think of LiDAR as an innovative and disruptive technology. Our
perspective is that LiDAR disrupts other technologies or the status quo. But what happens when
LiDAR itself experiences disruption? That?s exactly what I see taking place with a number of
recent developments in 3D scanning LiDAR markets. In this article, I explore how two recent and
award-winning innovations represent different types of disruption ...
Check out our video of the week, hand-picked by our editorial team:
Autonomous Flying Robots ? Welcome
to the Future
Vijay Kumar and his team have developed some of the most interesting and important autonomous
robot technology platforms that you will have seen. ...
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Disruption is Good When
Innovating: Joe Croser ? For most people ?disruption? is an unwelcome thing.
Bad weather disrupts air travel and naughty children disrupt classrooms. But there are some
disruptions that are, for the most part, positive and welcome. Thought leaders and academics tend
to think of these as disruptive innovations. If you work in the high-tech ...
Compliance and Asset Management: Jason Amadori ? Over the past few years,
there have been many projects designed to determine an agency?s sign retroreflectivity compliance
across their road network. Each project has been unique in terms of how the agency collected the
data and how they ultimately managed the data into the future ...
Project: Michael Gerlek ? Six months ago in this column, I described libLAS,
an open source C++ library that provides classes for reading and writing the various versions and
point formats of the LAS standard. At the time, we noted that it wasn?t sufficient for everyone?s
needs: it was designed around the LAS format specifically, it didn?t offer a general processing
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