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INTERGEO 2013 was an eye opener, not so much from the technology side, although the 100' by 300' booths that Leica Geosystems and Trimble stood up were amazing, but to me it was seeing how much importance the Germans place on geospatial technology. In Germany they have GIS associations. These are regional groups of geospatial consulting firms who, although they are competitors, work together to develop new business.
The FARO 3D Documentation Conference included presentations from a "Who's Who" in the laser scanning industry. There is no question FARO has disrupted the market with their Focus 3D and I don't think they are going to stop there.
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Topcon?s IS-310 Measurement System Increases Layout, BIM Productivity
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