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With another successful SPAR in the books, attention will now turn to three vendor events in June: HxGN Live - June 3 to 6 in Las Vegas; Riegl LiDAR, June 25-27 in Vienna, Austria; and the Optech ILSC, June 25-27 in Toronto, Canada. Because they are at the same time, you will have to choose whether to attend Riegl or Optech, but rest assured LiDAR News will cover all three.
As I mentioned last time, at the top of my "to do list" was a demo of Autodesk's recently announced ReCap. I did and it is impressive. The user interface has been designed for a tablet and the platform strategy has the potential to open up laser scanning and 3D photography?what Autodesk likes to call reality capture?to the masses. The roadmap is in place, now it's all about execution.
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An Intro to Mobile Mapping System Trajectories
Mobile mapping innovation seems to be everywhere, at least in the 3D LiDAR world. Just a year ago conversations about mobile mapping involved topics like, ?What is it??, ?What can you do with it??, or ?How accurate can it really be?? Well, most of these questions have been answered, except for the one about accuracy. Put two surveyors in a room with a tape measure and ask them to measure something. Then ask them to agree on ...

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New Articles from the LiDAR News team...
Efficient Measurement of Bridge and Overhead Structure Clearance Information: Jason Amadori ? For most DOTs, knowledge of vertical clearances between the paved roadway surface and vertical structures is an important piece of information that supports the routing of oversized permit vehicles. In addition, horizontal clearances under overhead structures ...
Cyn René Whitfield 
ZEB1 Product Review : Cyn René Whitfield ? As the LiDAR market continues to evolve consumers are benefiting from more and better choices in the technology to capture as-built data. The original LiDAR scanner, about the size of a desk mounted on a tripod has now evolved in about 12 years to smaller, dynamic data collectors mounted on vehicles. Now the power of 3D ...
Paul Tice 
Reclaiming Human Habitat in the Gila River Reservation, Arizona": Paul Tice ? In March, 2013 I was afforded the opportunity to laser scan and create DTMs of two properties in the Gila River Reservation about 40 minutes south of Tempe, Arizona - home of Arizona State University. As I picked up my 150 lbs of scanning equipment and luggage at the Phoenix airport, I was ...
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An Intro to Mobile Mapping System Trajectories
Reclaiming Human Habitat in the Gila River Reservation, Arizona" (Part 1 of 3)
Coordinate Metrology Society Launches Level-One Certification Program
Efficient Measurement of Bridge and Overhead Structure Clearance Information at Posted Highway Speeds
Merrick & Company Provides Airborne LiDAR Survey Services for MO DOT
Yotta DCL Addresses US Highways Market with MAP-21 System
Gexcel Srl will be represented at FARO 3D Documentation Conference Asia
Eva and Elizabeth: Artec scanners help create official commercial of Bioshock Infinite 3D scanning of a woman?s face to create on
NCALM Annual Kurt Frankel and Clint Slatton Lidar Awards
Maptek donates laser scanner to University of California Berkeley
Laser Scanning Software Improves Coastal Monitoring
ASPRS Says ?Thank You? to Baltimore with Operation Sock Drop
Neptec Technologies Corp. to exhibit new OPAL-360 in Baltimore, MD
Terrametrix Pushes the Limits of the New ZEB1 Mobile Mapping System
ClearEdge3D and Cansel Partner for the Canadian Market
RIEGL and Applanix take flight on UAV
New Surphaser Laser Scanner Introduced to Market
3D Laser Mapping Launch New Environmental Monitoring Solutions
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