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Welcome. The overall economy here in the U.S. seems to be gaining strength in spite of our leaders (?) in Washington. Can you imagine if we really had cooperation, let alone forward thinking, creative solutions being implemented? Housing and automotive are key drivers, but I believe it is energy that will be the truly disruptive force over the rest of this decade.
As part of the team that developed the Guidelines for the Use of Mobile LiDAR in Transportation Applications, I am pleased to announce that a pre-publication, non-edited draft version of the report is now available at the TRB (Transportation Research Board) website. See below for additional info on this and the work that is taking place in the ASPRS Mobile Mapping Committee.
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3D Printing Continues to Grow 3D Scanning (or is it the other way around?): Michael Raphael ? The new year is starting out rather interesting as it relates to news and change in our 3D scanning industry. We?re not even half way into March and it would not surprise me if we had more news about 3D scanning already this year than all of last year ? which was already ...
The Digital Coast: Nick Palatiello ? More than half of all Americans, 153 million people currently live on or near a coast and an additional 12 million are expected to move to the coasts over the next decade. Yet despite this population density and economic magnet, much of the 95,000 miles of U.S. shoreline does not have current, accurate maps and geospatial ...
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Best Practices for Mobile Mapping System Data collection and Processing: Srinivasan Dharmapuri ? The increased use of vehicle-based LiDAR mapping technology has led to the development of Mobile LiDAR systems that can collect a wide range of survey data to support a variety of transportation applications. Recent research has shown that certain parameters ...
Guidelines for the Use of Mobile LIDAR in Transportation Applications: Michael Olsen ? The Transportation Research Board through the NCHRP program funded the development of "Guidelines for the Use of Mobile LIDAR in Transportation Applications." Mobile LIDAR is an exciting new technology for rapid geospatial data acquisition. It is being used successfully on an ...
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Laser Design to Distribute New Line of Portable CMM Arms in North America
QCoherent Software LLC Awarded GSA Contract
RIEGL USA to attend 2013 MAPPS Federal Programs Conference
Bluesky?s Digital Tree Map Helps Energy Co's Reduce the Risk of Power Cuts
Countdown to GEO-North Exhibition Commences
Lynn Usery Elected as ASPRS Vice President; Pierre le Roux Elected as Assistant Director of the Primary Data Acquisition Division
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New Laser Measurement Facility Sold In Multi-Million Pound Deal
Record Numbers of Delegates, Speakers and Exhibitors at ILMF13
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Spatial Energy Introduces TapSpatial Mobile Geospatial App for iPad
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LiDAR Services Int. Demonstrates Aerial LiDAR Benefits to the Mining Industry
University of Kentucky Students Benefit from Maptek Technology
University of Houston Selects AVEVA Software
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