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New Technology at ASPRS 2012
The center of the LiDAR universe is in Sacramento, California this week for ASPRS 2012. The LiDAR News team is on site, taking in exhibitions and sessions. Read on for thoughts on Google's keynote, the Mobile LiDAR meeting and more. We're releasing print copies of the latest LiDAR Magazine at the show, so mosey on over to the literature table when you have time. If you couldn't make it, we'll mail you a copy—U.S. subscriptions are free, here.

Video of the week
Check out our video of the week, hand-picked by our editorial team:
LiDAR-based wet-areas mapping
An impressive video created using full-resolution LiDAR point cloud elevations and high- resolution image drapes at the Forest Watershed Research Centre ...
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New Articles from the LiDAR News team...
From The Editor: Are You a Systematic Thinker?
Welcome to the ASPRS 2012 edition of LiDAR Magazine, which is now available in both print and online. Thanks to our hard working team and to you for your ongoing support and interest. We have an outstanding selection of articles in this edition of LiDAR Magazine ....
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The Virtual Japanese American Confinement Sites Project
Shortly following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066 which would affect all people of Japanese ancestry living on the Pacific Coast. In 1942, Executive Order 9066 resulted in the forced removal of ....
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Evans & Rybka 
Changing the Face of Quarry Management
Large-scale mining operations across the globe have become development and test sites for advanced positioning technology. Think of a mine or quarry site as a 50-year construction project on a very large scale. What is economically or chronologically unfeasible for the typical earthwork ....
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The Challenges and Benefits of Implementing BIM for Construction
Imagine discovering and documenting existing building conditions with a degree of accuracy that eliminates the surprise of unknown conditions that so often result in costly change orders and construction delays. Now consider being able to virtually construct a building and resolve ....
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The Secret to Managing High Volumes of LiDAR Data
Being able to fully manage terabytes of LiDAR data is one of the biggest challenges that organizations working with geospatial data face today. The value of point cloud data is tremendous and the availability of sensors to capture that data increases along with the consumer market's ....
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Avoid Incidents with Incidence
When collecting or using LIDAR data, the location of the scanner/sensor relative to the object of interest and the geometry of the object itself can influence the ability to receive returns from laser pulses. These factors can also affect the resulting accuracies of the acquired points. This ....
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Lidar Unlocks Subterranean Philadelphia
Center City in Philadelphia is a confluence of transportation, shopping, business and government agency activity, with several multi-level spaces (including underground) within a few blocks. The fifth biggest region in the nation, Center City also boasts the third-largest downtown ....
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The Sky Is No Longer The Limit?UltraCam User Group Meeting
We used to say, "The sky's the limit." But boundaries continue to be pushed. Following the International LiDAR Mapping Forum held in January in Denver, I drove to Boulder to attend the Microsoft UltraCam User Conference. Held in Microsoft's beautiful Bing building ....
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Blue Marble Exhibits at the 2012 ASPRS Conference in Sacramento
BAE Systems Delivers Software to Forward-Deployed Warfighters
US Imaging Invests in Optech LIDAR- camera System
AVEVA and LFM Software showcases Laser products at SPAR 2012
Double Negative use Spheron HDR Cameras in "JOHN CARTER" Production
FARO Announces Release of Scene 5.0, the Latest in the Company?s Line of 3D Scan Processing Software for the Cloud
LizardTech Exhibits at 2012 ASPRS Annual Conference
Metrology Speaker Agenda Published for Hexagon 2012 Conference
Disruption is Good When Innovating
GeoCue adds Ladybug camera support to Mobile Mapping Workflow System
Merrick Provides Services on over 1,000 Miles of Transmission Line
Laser Design Installs Zeiss CT Scanning System at Schneider Electric
RIEGL LMS Announces the Success of the first International RIEGL Conference
AVEVA PDMS selected by Conmore for new projects in Process and Energy
Mississippi Polymer Institute Acquires NVision Scanner to Provide Inspection and Re-engineering Services
Optech Announces New CS-15000 Aerial Digital Camera
Exhibitors Choose GEO-12 for Product Launches
CompassData and SIS Exhibiting Together : Join Spatial Information Solutions and CompassData for Spring ASPRS March 19- 23
3D Scanning: Research Scientists from Université Laval will Push Back the Limits of Technology
MDL Launches Technical Services Division To Capitalise On Global Growth
Bluesky and ADAS Join Forces on Tree Mapping Projects
ClearEdge3D Releases EdgeWise Plant? 3.0
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