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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
. I will
post a link to the presentation in the next eNewsletter.
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New Articles from the LiDAR News team...
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
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 ...
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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Volume 2, Number 6 (November/December)
? LiDAR Bathymetry ? Mobile LiDAR ? Angkor Wat ? Scannin? in the Wind ? LiDAR, BIM, and GIS ?
Rapid Mobilization ? Point Clouds ? Bathymetric Processing Solution ? Business of Laser
, the complete
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This section is an update about LiDAR conferences, training, seminars, webinars and other
relevant events. Feel free to make a suggestion for future consideration.
- Denver Colorado: February 11-13, 2013
ASPRS 2013 Annual Conference
- Baltimore, Maryland: March 24-
- Colorado Springs, Colorado: April 15-18, 2013
Send your event info to editor[at]lidarmag.com
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