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Well, unofficially another summer is in the books. I have been busy working on the next LiDAR News magazine. This one is going to be available in time for INTERGEO which will be held in Germany in early October. It will also be distributed at the FARO 3D Conference in Orlando and GEOINT in Tampa, both in Florida the week of October 14.
Good news on the ASTM E57.04 data interoperability subcommittee front. We have two important new projects that are going to launch. The first is the addition of compression, which will affect the core and require a new version. The second will be an extension to eventually support both indoor and outdoor mobile scanning. If you have any thoughts or would like to get involved please contact me.
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Analyzing the Malfunction of a Vertical-lift Drawbridge
Vertical-lift drawbridges are unique structures. To provide clearance for vessels on waterways, the entire road or rail section is lifted vertically between two towers. Counterweights, equal to the weight of the road section, reduce the amount of mechanical force needed to move the section upward or downward. Bridge No. 21, a prime example of a vertical-lift drawbridge, is located on the Welland Canal in Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada. The 27 ...

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Laser Scanning the Shipping Gallery
Museum of Science in London decided that after 50 years the time had come to remove their expansive shipping gallery exhibit. Wisely, before they did ...
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New Articles from the LiDAR News team...
Seven Questions to Ask Yourself Before Bootstrapping with Government Contracts: Steve Hannon ? New companies I advise often bring up the prospects of bidding for federal or state contracts. They see government contract dollars as a way of bootstrapping themselves to achieve their vision without having to find investors, and dilute company ownership, to ...
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Scan Speak - Approaches to Marketing Laser Scanning Services: Paul Tice ? Tell me about 3D laser scanning and how this can be valuable for our project?" - "Well," I begin with a few choice features in my mind, "One can measure pretty much anything you could see from a particular vantage point within a couple millimeters of accuracy for starters, and you could ...
Is the Integration of Geospatial and BIM at the Tipping Point?: Geoff Zeiss ? Earlier this year Anne Kemp, Director of BIM Strategy and Development at Atkins Global, a large international infrastructure consultancy, organized a BIM for Infrastructure Conference as a special interest group of the UK Association for Geographical Information (AGI). Over a hundred people attended from ...
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? Uncertainty ? Africa?s Heritage ? Tornado Response ? Wild Stockpile ? Automating Methodologies ? Full Motion 3D ? Space Technologies ? Geyser Deformation ? Russian Petrochemical ? Use SWOT ? Alastair Jenkins ? Confession ? Data Fusion ...and more!
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Blue Marble Releases 64 Bit Version of the Geographic Calculator
FARO Technologies Announces Its 2nd Annual 3D Documentation Conference
Maptek Provides Expertise and Software to Capture Aboriginal Rock Art
LiDAR USA Announces ScanLook Sale into Australia
3D Laser Mapping Launch New Mobile Mapping Data Logger
Rapidlasso GmbH Exhibiting at LiDAR Technologies 2013
Student Volunteer Opportunities: GIS Pro 2013
Velodyne?s HDL-32E Sensor for UAV Applications at the AUVSI Show
Featured Speakers Announced for the 2013 Blue Marble User Conference
GeoDigital International Inc. Highlights PCM at ISA 2013 Conference
ASPRS Executive Director Position Announcement
LiDAR USA Announces ScanLook Sale into Australia.
NGA Awards OGSystems the ESMARTS Small Business Set Aside Contract.
Autodesk Expands Infrastructure Design and Analysis Portfolio with Acquisition
Thoughts from AUVSI 2013
Bringing Together Nations to Save Connected Cultural Heritage
Catching Fire!
What?s the Point with Survey Control?
PUMA AE Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS)
Bluesky Aerial Mapping Helps Restore Peak District National Park
13th Civil Commercial Imagery Evaluation Workshop sponsored by JACIE
DroneMetrex Maps A Railway with Topodrone-100.
Artec Face Recognition System Installed at Airport in Sochi, Russia
Laser Scanner Helps ENRC Improve Mine Safety
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