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Welcome to our mid-January eNewsletter. Here in New Hampshire we have an early January thaw and when you are reading this I will be attending the 92nd annual Transportation Research Board meeting in Washington, DC. With over 11,000 expected to attend, and 2500 papers this is the most important transportation conference of the year.
I am giving a presentation on the need for a universal transportation data model. As any good GIS professional will tell you, in the end it's all about data, and if you want to efficiently and effectively manage data you need everyone to be working with the same data model. This becomes particularly important when states begin to collect 3D asset data as they did recently in Utah. I will post a link to the presentation in the next eNewsletter.
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3D laser surveying has become an important enabler of efficient plant revamp and upgrade projects. This AVEVA Business Paper describes how plant owner operators and engineering contractors can gain maximum value from this powerful technology, to reduce the cost, risk and downtime of plant modification projects. Readers will gain valuable insight into avoiding common mistakes in the use of laser scanning and ways in which 3D scan data can become a valuable asset for plant lifecycle management.

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2013 Predictions - One Point of View: John Russo AIA ? I think you will find a very thought provoking set of ideas. 1) Interior mobile continues to gain traction, but the cost will need to match that of a static scanner before it is adopted in any significant numbers. The market simply won't bear the cost of $100k+ scanners - even for mobile. 2) Software as a Service, SaaS ...
Ted Knaak 
TopoDOT? Software Extracts Floor Flatness per ASTM Standards: Ted Knaak ? Certainty 3D of Orlando Florida has recently added floor measurement tools to the TopoDOT? tool suite in order to process point cloud data and extract measurements per ASTM International Standards E 1155?96 ?Standard Test Method for Determining FF Floor Flatness and FL Floor Levelness ...
Processing and Communicating - Internally: Stephen Clancy ? There are countless articles on Mobile LiDAR addressing a variety of topics. As an industry, we do an effective job of communicating to our peers and perspective clients the projects we?ve performed, the accuracies we?ve achieved, or the unique solutions we offer, among other topics. However, aside from the ...
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Processing and Communicating - Internally
TopoDOT? Software Extracts Floor Flatness per ASTM Standards
2013 Predictions - One Point of View
OMG Brings its Core Technologies to Aid US Highways
Blom To Shine Light On Vegetation Interference On Powerlines
LizardTech Releases Free GeoViewer Application for Android
Susan Marlow Selected to Fill Vacancy on MAPPS Board of Directors
Mandli Communications at TRB: The Blueprint
Larsen & Toubro and AVEVA Sign Teaming Agreement
Bluesky?s Old Aerial Photos Help Geomatics Students Monitor Landforms
Blue Marble to Exhibit and Present Paper on GIS for Surveyors at NYSAPLS 2013
Point Clouds from Images
Headphones and LiDAR
AVEVA announces the commercial availability of AVEVA Everything3D
Hexagon Acquires New River Kinematics, Leading Portable Metrology Software Provider
PRESS RELEASE- Gexcel Srl Announces Mobile Camera Software Upgrade for Optech Lynx and Riegl VMX Series Mobile Mapping Lidar Syste
Missouri and North Carolina DOT Select TopoDOT? Software for LiDAR Data Processing in 2013
Merrick Acquires Sustainability Firm - Energy Ace
Spheron-VR Issues New Version of its SceneWorks Solution
Hexagon Metrology Enhances Popular PC-DMIS Inspection Software
ASPRS Certification Program Accredited by CESB
RIEGL USA to Attend TRB 92nd Annual Meeting
Webinar: Maximize LiDAR data with 3D GeoPDF® Maps and Imagery Training: Maximize your Geospatial Collaboration Software
MDL Grows its South African Presence as Optron Announces Quarryman® Service Capabilities
3D Systems To Acquire Geomagic
Press Advisory: Bend Not Break ? a New Book by Geomagic CEO, Ping Fu
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Autodesk University 2012 - A Perspective
RIEGL USA to Attend HYPACK 2013
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