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When it comes to the most challenging infrastructure projects in the world, like the London Olympics and now the UK's Crossrail project, the world's leading AEC firms turn to Bentley Systems for their design and construction information systems. I had the pleasure of attending the Year in Infrastructure 2013 Conference which also includes the Be Inspired Awards. There were over 60 projects highlighted?impressive, to say the least.
According to Faraz Ravi, the founder of Pointools, Bentley's support for point clouds is now part of their platform strategy: Rather than producing a number of standalone utilities?such as those they acquired with Pointools?they are focusing on being sure that the Microstation V8 platform is able to handle massive point clouds as well as other 3D data collections. This is similar to the Autodesk reality capture strategy.
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Laser Scanning Museum Sculpture for 3-D Research
Three-dimensional scanning technologies have been utilized in industry for over twenty years but are increasingly used in many other fields. One of the exciting, perhaps unanticipated, uses of 3D measurement tools has been their adoption by museums for sculpture conservation, research, and interactive exhibits. 3D scanning is a perfect fit for documenting museum pieces. Museums, for example, typically have pieces that cannot or ...

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Automating Image Processing Workflows for the Earth Observation Sensor Web -Part 1: Geoff Zeiss ? Just about every industry from construction to utilities to roofers to insurance is being impacted, and often transformed, by the availability of high resolution Earth observation (EO) imagery from satellites, planes and helicopters, and UAVs. Initially 2D ...
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The National Register - Archiving Integrity: Paul Tice ? About a week ago, I was provided the opportunity to give a presentation on laser scanning applications to the Oregon State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation (SACHP). This Committee is a nine-member group that reviews nominations to the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). The members are ...
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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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AVEVA Launches AVEVA E3D Insight
MAPPS Announces Judges for Geospatial Excellence Awards
Automating Image Processing Workflows for the Earth Observation Sensor Web
Laser Scanning Museum Sculpture for Three-Dimensional Research
FARO's Focus 3D
Artec Eva Used for Big Bang Theory TV Show
Bentley Announces Winners of 2013 Be Inspired Awards
New Method for 3-D Surface Inspection has Convinced Steel Giant
Maptek I-Site 3D Technology Used to Model Mount Panorama Race Circuit
Bentley Announces Two Commercial Innovations for Software as a Service
Contractors Benefit from Advances in Information Mobility
Bentley Descartes and Hybrid 3D Models Boost Productivity
Forthcoming Release of Bentley Descartes V8i (SELECTseries 5)
Forthcoming Release of Bentley Map V8i(SELECTseries 4)
Consolidated RM Bridge for Bridge Analysis, Design & Construction
Bentley Announces Two Commercial Innovations for Software as a Service
Bentley?s ProjectWise for Construction Information Mobility
The Year in Infrastructure 2013 Conference ?Keynote News Reference Kit?
New SpecWave Composer Extends Value of ProjectWise
Ametek Acquires Creaform Inc.
Bentley to ?Complete Its Reach? in Software Services
Tuck Mapping Integrates Leica RCD30 Camera with Applanix POSTrack
U.S. Federal Court Affirms Validity of Leica ScanStation Evidence
Spicer Group Expands Service Capabilities With the Leica Pegasus:One
Topcon Donates Equipment to Dublin Institute of Technology
Maptek Vulcan 9 Set to Deliver Power and Performance to Users
LiDAR Market Worth $551.26 Million by 2018
RST Global Communications Benefits Multiple Industries
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