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Happy New Year! Welcome to our first eNewsletter of 2013. We survived the end of the world and barely avoided the Fiscal Cliff. For some reason?I guess it's because I am basically an optimist?I think 2013 is going to be a very good year, especially for the LiDAR industry.
Here in the U.S. housing and automobile sales are in the recovery mode. China seems to have achieved a soft landing and I think that the EU has a plan that will allow them to start growing again in the second half of 2013. U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.), incoming chair of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, recently said he's open to every approach when it comes to funding. That is all very positive for the world economy and 3D markets.
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Frank Lloyd Wright - Documenting Design
Working with i-TEN Associates and various preservationists throughout the state of Oregon has been a remarkable experience. Since embarking to document 100 historical buildings in Oregon with 3D technologies including laser scanning, panoramic photography and various forms of 3D modeling, our 'Sentinel Project' continues to gain momentum and attention from preservationists throughout Oregon and abroad. Every site ...

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3D Digital Model of a Real Forest From LiDAR
This is a video shot from a 3D digital model of a real forest (Bois noir forest Barcelonnette, France) from LiDAR derived forest inventory parameters and ...
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3D laser surveying has become an important enabler of efficient plant revamp and upgrade projects. This AVEVA Business Paper describes how plant owner operators and engineering contractors can gain maximum value from this powerful technology, to reduce the cost, risk and downtime of plant modification projects. Readers will gain valuable insight into avoiding common mistakes in the use of laser scanning and ways in which 3D scan data can become a valuable asset for plant lifecycle management.

New Articles from the LiDAR News team...
Mike Tully 
Just How Accurate is LiDAR?: Mike Tully ? A client told me the other day that some vendors are promising vertical accuracy of LiDAR deliverables that exceed the LiDAR manufacturer specifications for that system and asked: Is it legitimate for a service provider to promise better accuracy than manufacturer specifications? Or, are service providers overselling their LiDAR services ...
Transmission & Distribution Utility Inspections and Work Bundling: Jason Amadori ? Many utilities collect their infrastructure inspection data using a variety of techniques, sources and systems of record. Having many different repositories of digital information makes it difficult to make informed decisions about where to spend operations and maintenance (O & M) and capital ...
Joe Croser 
Autodesk University 2012 - A Perspective: Joe Croser ? Last month I attended Autodesk University (AU) for the third-time. I was there to support two Oundle Group clients who were exhibiting on the show floor. I?ve attended AU twice before: once in 2004 when I attended wearing a ?press hat? and enjoyed back stage access to many key industry execs including the ...
LiDAR Magazine - Volume 2, Number 6 (November/December)
? LiDAR Bathymetry ? Mobile LiDAR ? Angkor Wat ? Scannin? in the Wind ? LiDAR, BIM, and GIS ? Rapid Mobilization ? Point Clouds ? Bathymetric Processing Solution ? Business of Laser Scanning...and more!
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Registration open for the International LiDAR Mapping Forum, Denver, Colorado: February 11-13th

Three-day technical conference and exhibition focused on airborne and bathymetric LiDAR, with a particular emphasis on mobile mapping systems. Listen to industry experts presenting the latest concepts and industry advances, explore 70+ exhibitors, attend ?Basics to LiDAR? workshops and see mobile mapping vehicles on-site.


RIEGL USA to Attend HYPACK 2013
Merrick Completes Cadastral Work in Zapopan, Mexico
RIEGL VQ®-820-GU Hydrographic Airborne Scanner Successfully Integrated in Schiebel Unmanned CAMCOPTER® S-100
World Class Speakers Attract Record Visitors to ELMF 2012
Yotta DCL Brings New Horizons to America with Transport Research Board
AVEVA Acquires Global Majic?s Simulation Software Suite
The Use of 3D Data in Architectural Forensic and Conflict Resolution
LizardTech Releases Updated GeoViewer Application
Bluesky Aerial Photos Help Keep Birmingham Moving
StreetMapper Helps Improve Europe's Highway Safety
ClearEdge3D Releases EdgeWise Plant? 4.0
Convergence of BIM, Geospatial and 3D Provides the Basis for Improved Building Asset Management
How 2012 Could Shape the Future of Geospatial Technology
America Unearthened With the Help of LiDAR
Mining Technology Innovator Maptek Appoints New Representatives in Asia
Optech Announces Third Imaging and Lidar Solutions Conference, ILSC 2013
The Coordinate Metrology Society Releases CMSC 2012 Measurement Study Report ?The Importance of Practical Testing?
Topocad 14.2 is Now Released by the Company Adtollo
12-21-12 - Never Let a Crisis Go To Waste
Richmond Speeds Response to Highways Maintenance with Yotta DCL
Turbine Parts Supplier Reduces Reverse Engineering Time 60%
Maptek to Launch New Online Users Area in 2013
Seiler Instrument Offers Trimble® MX8 LiDAR Mapping System Rental
2012 Pecora Awards Presented for Achievements in Earth Remote Sensing
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