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Welcome to the early April issue of LiDAR News. Having just returned from ASPRS 2012, the focus now turns to SPAR 2012, which is less than two weeks away. I hear this is going to be the largest and best SPAR to date, and we'll have a fresh new magazine for the occasion. SPAR is offering a discount to all LiDAR News readers, it's worth checking out if you can make it Houston.
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Final Projects ? Oregon State University Digital Terrain Modeling Class Winter 2012
It is that time of the quarter again where I am buried in projects to grade. We just wrapped up another round of the Digital Terrain Modeling Course at OSU. We had 17 graduate students in the class from backgrounds including Civil Engineering (many focused on Geomatics), Geography, Water Resources, Forestry Engineering, and Biological and Ecological Engineering. In the...

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LiDAR-based Wet-areas Mapping
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Bringing Digital Preservation to Universities: Justin Barton ? This spring, CyArk will be working closely with our partners, the University of Colorado, Denver?s Center of Preservation Research (CoPR) in the USA and the Geomatics department of University KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) in South Africa. CoPR and UKZN will be receiving their second year of training as Technology ...
Mobile LiDAR Point Classification: Stephen Clancy ? LiDAR point classification, quite simply, is the process of organizing points of similar type or characteristic into groups. In the LAS specifications, developed by the American Society for Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing (ASPRS), base classifications are provided with values and general meanings. As ...
LIDAR Best Practices: Part IV ? Initial Classification of Ground: Lewis Graham ? In the previous installment, we examined the process of rigorous geometric correction of LIDAR data. It is advisable to fully correct the data and perform a project "readiness review" prior to moving on to data classification. While it is possible to perform classification prior to final geometric ...
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Five StreetMapper?s Take to the Roads in Japan
AVEVA Proud to be Supporting the Shell Houston Open
Online Energy Map Set to Reduce Household Bills in Nottingham
Bringing Digital Preservation to Universities
Final Projects: Oregon State University Digital Terrain Modeling Class
LiDAR-based Wet-areas Mapping
PASCO Philippines Corporation selects LP360 for ArcGIS®
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Optech Announces Optech FMS, a New LIDAR/Camera Flight Mgmt. System
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AVEVA and LFM Software showcases Laser products at SPAR 2012
Double Negative use Spheron HDR Cameras in JOHN CARTER production
The Virtual Japanese American Confinement Sites Project
Changing the Face of Quarry Management
BIM for Construction?The Challenges and Benefits of Implementing BIM
The Secret to Managing High Volumes of LiDAR Data
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Lidar Unlocks Subterranean Philadelphia
The Sky Is No Longer The Limit?UltraCam User Group Meeting
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