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Welcome to the end of January 2013 eNewsletter. I would like to call your attention to a great
cause that Anna Maria Kotlowska the Marketing and Communications Manager for GeoDigital International has been championing. It's
called LiDAR as Art. The idea is to create a LiDAR image, submit it to the contest website and
then the public votes. The first place winner receives an iPad and $1,000 for the charity of
their choice. Second and third place will receive $500 contributions for their charity.
The voting is now in progress in the LiDAR as Art 2
. There are 38 amazing images to choose from. The voting closes on February 5 with
the top 3 contestants having their images displayed in
the GeoDigital booth at ILMF 2013
, so be
sure to vote. Anna likes refer to this project as "art with a purpose." Kudos to Anna and her
team for giving back like this.
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LiDAR News is updated 24/7 with the latest news and announcements affecting the business..
The USGS National 3D Elevation
Program ? 3DEP
In December I predicted that the profession would reflect on 2012 as a year that shaped the
geospatial community due to legislation that took major steps in recognizing the significant
benefit investment in geospatial data can provide to Federal agencies and the citizens of the
Nation. That was a hedged bet with the knowledge of developing and ongoing initiatives, most
notably the United States Geological Survey?s (USGS) national three ...
Check out our video of the week, hand-picked by our editorial team:
PrimeSense 3D Sensor
At this year's Consumer Electronics Show - CES. It's the PrimeSense 3D sensor which is the
technology used by Microsoft in the Kinect ...
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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.
New Articles from the LiDAR News team...
More is More - The Density
Factor of Remote Sensing: Paul Tice ? we perceived photogrammetry as a soft
science, a dying industry, and felt that its role could easily be replaced by more traditional
methods of survey. I couldn't begin to imagine how two photographs put together in a stereo pair
could produce xyz data, let alone data that was accurate enough to be used ...
Book Review: ASPRS Manual
of Airborne Topographic LiDAR: Michael Olsen ? In the fall of 2012, the
American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing released a valuable addition to literature
available to the LiDAR community - ?The Manual of Airborne Topographic LiDAR.? The book can be
purchased through the ASPRS bookstore. The manual was edited by ...
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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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