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Happy New Year! Welcome to 2014. I am going out on a limb by predicting that the pace of innovation and change is going to continue to accelerate in the coming year. It?s difficult for me to keep up and I am focused on it. Many thanks to all of you for your emails pointing out new products and ideas. It really helps. You will see more of these new product announcements in a new section of the LiDAR News Magazine in 2014, plus we are now going to publish eight times instead of six.
In the Spotlight article Tom Kurke updates us on the latest developments with light field cameras, John Russo offers his ideas on what to expect in the coming year and you don't want to miss the first high resolution HD video of earth.
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Light Field Cameras for 3D Capture and Reconstruction
Plenoptic cameras, or light field cameras, use an array of individual lenses (a microlens) to capture 4D light field about a scene. This lens arrangement means that multiple light rays can be associated to each sensor pixel and synthetic cameras (created via software) can then process that information. Phew, that?s a mouthful, right? It?s actually easier to visualize ? Image from Raytrix GmbH Presentation delivered at NVIDIA GTC 2012 ...

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First High - Res HD Video of Earth
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New Articles from the LiDAR News team...
John Russo 
Crystal Ball Gazing: John Russo ? I?ve heard it said that as we get older the years seem to accelerate. For me, 2013 was no exception. Staring at the start of another New Year I like to contemplate where I?ve been over the past year and what the New Year may bring. In 2013 my business saw a definite increase in the adoption of 3D for both scanning and modeling. With main stream ...
Jason Amadori 
Efficient Measurement of Bridge and Overhead Structure Clearance: 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 between fixed objects such as ...
Nadia Anis 
The Use of 3D Data in Architectural Forensic and Conflict Resolution: Nadia Anis ? As architects involved with forensic work for many years, we have used the same diagnostic tools. These tools have, on many occasions, proven inadequate for the complex issues or even the geometry of today?s architecture. Often times the forensic work is conducted as part of ...
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Remote GeoSystems Releases LineVision Google Earth
ZEB1 Laser Scanner Put Through its Paces at World?s Deepest Gold Mine
Crystal Ball Gazing
First High - Res HD Video of Earth
The Coordinate Metrology Society Unveils 2013 Measurement Study Report
GeoCue Announces Release of LP360 2013.2
Blue Marble Solidifies Partnerships with International Resellers
Atlantic Hires Jochen Floesser as Senior Vice President
MAPPS Winter Conference Program Announced
ASPRS to Present ?Hot Topics? Sessions at International LiDAR Mapping For
How Geofencing and Indoor Location Are Driving The Retail Revolution
The HP Z1 All in One Workstation - Power Without The Tower
Light Field Cameras for 3D Capture and Reconstruction ? Part 1 of 2
Pushing Toward a Paradigm Shift in Cultural Heritage: the CyArk 500 Challenge
Professional Education for the LiDAR Student
House Committee Finds Feds Lack Geospatial Coordination
Should 3D Service Providers Worry About Falling Equipment Prices?
Bluesky Aerial Mapping Innovators Celebrate 10 Years
Digitizing Ireland?s Ogham Inscribed Stones
AU 2013 Interview for LiDAR News
AGI Join TSA, RICS and ICES for the GEO Business geospatial Event in the UK
Proteus Provides Satellite-Derived Bathymetric and Seafloor Maps
3D Laser Mapping?s ZEB1 Mobile Scanner puts New Zealand?s Qntfi on the Map
New Lidar Data Sets Are Available from the NOAA Digital Coast Website
EMS-CHEMIE Moves to AVEVA Everything3D Mid-Project
Intergeo Eurasia 2014 - Turkey?s First Twin Conference Fairs
Coordinate Metrology Society Announces the 2014 Call for Papers for CMSC
Digitizing Ireland?s Ogham Inscribed Stones
Blue Marble Releases GeoCalc 6.7 with Enhanced Power
Topcon Introduces BIM 3D Layout Solution for Construction
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