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Welcome. ILMF 2013 was a top-notch
conference in all respects and I am looking forward to having the presentations available for
further review. To follow up on GeoDigital's LiDAR as Art 2 contest the winners have been
announced. Once again kudos to Anna Maria Kotlowska and her team for making this happen.
Sustainability is a concept that may not seem to be directly connected with 3D laser scanning,
but in addition to the fact that sustainability should be pervasive in most of the things we do,
as Randy Tardy points out, it is connected through visualization: Designs?some might say
geodesigns?can be guided and improved by sustainable principles through a 3D visualization of the
proposed project. Documenting the existing conditions is where laser scanning and LiDAR come in.
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New Articles from the LiDAR News team...
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 ...
Sustainability Started with
Context Sensitive Solutions: Randy Tardy ? Ironically the guide for highway
design is referred to as the ?Green? book. Today the term ?green? is associated with design and
construction of sustainable solutions. Context Sensitive Solutions (CSS) originated in the
transportation community in the late 1990?s when concerned citizens ...
Traveling: Thad Wester ?Traveling and transporting equipment can be a
cumbersome and exhausting task - if you let it control you. Scanning a job 2,500 miles away?
Let?s see, you?ll need the scanner(s), batteries, chargers, laptop(s), targets, tripod(s)... you
get the picture; and if you?ve done field work you understand the hassle and worry that comes
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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.
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