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It was made clear to me once again just how important it is to be creative in your application of 3D laser scanning technology. In the first case it was Ryan Hacker and his use of laser scanning to capture the location of floor markings on a concrete slab. The markings were placed there by a partner firm that specializes in the use of ground penetrating radar, or in this case concrete penetrating radar.
In the second article Richard Rybka explains how to apply mobile LiDAR to better support landscape architects. In a matter of minutes versus hours, or even days of manual labor all of the plantings can be located in their 3D locations - impressive. Glad to have Richard back on the team.
Be sure to check out the Space Glasses video below to see the future with augmented reality.
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Automating Image Processing Work Flows for the Earth Observation Sensor Web ? Part 2 : Geoff Zeiss ? In the previous article we outlined the steps that imagery needs to go through before being usable by end users and how being able to do this in near real time requires high performance computing. In this article we will go through each step to understand ...
Mobile Mapping the Landscape : Richard Rybka ? Of all the potential applications that can be conceived for mobile mapping systems, landscape architecture is likely one of the fields that would be given the least consideration. But the landscape is a very important part of an overall BIM project. This is particularly true when landscape architectural design ...
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