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The Esri Survey Summit and the 3D Mapping and LiDAR Forum were valuable events that might be combined next year to produce what I think would be a conference that would appeal to a much larger audience. Please let me know your thoughts. Esri is investing heavily in support for LiDAR because they see it as critical input to 3D GIS. This is an important emerging market.
At the recent TRB AFB 80 committee meeting, speaker after speaker noted that the key issue in the adoption of new technology was not technical - it was organizational. Ted Knaak's follow on article in this issue recommends a "bite size" strategy of working with customers to help them with organizational change. See what you think.
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New Articles from the LiDAR News team...
Ted Knaak 
LiDAR Technology Adoption Strategy?A Bite-sized Low Risk Approach: Ted Knaak ? Those who read the last LiDAR News enewsletter might recall my article, ?Stepping Outside the Bubble to Promote LiDAR?. In that article I called on my fellow LiDAR evangelists to take a step outside the LiDAR community ?bubble? and see things from your prospective customer?s point of view ...
Make Time for Stickier Presentations: Steve Hannon ? We?ve all been there. An important customer meeting has finally been scheduled, and a presentation is needed. As usual, you feel there?s a lot of information to be communicated. The outline is rote. You have files upon files of other similar presentations. Simply pick a few charts from here, and a few more from there. Pretty ...
John Russo 
Building Documentation Industry Speaks Out: John Russo ? Buildings are multi-dimensional and so are the stakeholder groups that are involved in their documentation. Whether they are owner/operators, architects, engineers, contractors, surveyors, or brokers these various stakeholders have long struggled to find a unified voice that could collectively support their ...
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3D Systems Geomagic Solutions 2014 Software Release
Optech to Attend SASGI Conference
Altus Signs Geo Instrumentos as New Dealer in Chile
Merrick & Company's Geospatial Solutions Team Achieves ISO Certification
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Bentley Announces Immediate Availability of the Bentley Map Mobile App, Further Enhancing Information Mobility
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HxGN Live 2013 Provides Forum for Customers to Tell Their Stories
Brunson Instrument Company Exhibits Portable Metrology Product Lines at the 2013 Coordinate Metrology Systems Conference in San Di
Educational Webinars for GIS Professionals
GI Forum 2013 in Retrospect
Trimble Expands its Mobile Spatial Imaging Portfolio
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Bluesky Aerial Photomaps Guide Driverless Vehicle Research
Esri Helps The National Audubon Society Build National Bird Map for Habitat Conservation
Merrick & Company's GeoSpatial Team Offers Unmanned Aerial Mapping Services to Mexico
Urban Observatory Turns Spotlight on Understanding at 2013 Esri International User Conference
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Alastair Jenkins Offers Vision of the Future at Riegl LiDAR 2013
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