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Not sure how many of you have been following the PBS Time Scanners series and although you may question some of the
engineering themes there is no disputing that it is educating the general public in a big way
about the value of 3D laser scanning. Be sure to take a look.
On a similar note, I had the honor of being interviewed and quoted by Nick Shchetko from the
Wall Street Journal for his article
on the cost of LiDAR being a hurdle to its
widespread use in self-driving cars. As Geoff Zeiss's Spotlight article points out 3D intelligent
highways are also going to be a needed piece of the puzzle. The mass market is gradually becoming
aware of LiDAR and laser scanning.
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Autonomous Vehicles Drive
Intelligent Digital Highways?
The human toll from highway accidents is immense. It has been estimated that a total of
3,551,332 motor vehicle deaths have occurred in the United States from 1899 to 2012. Every year
there are an estimated 1.2 million deaths worldwide in automobile collisions - over 30,000 in the
U.S., over 240,000 in India, over 270,000 in China. Autonomous vehicles have the potential to
dramatically reduce the carnage on ...
Check out our video of the week, hand-picked by our editorial team:
University of Michigan 3D Museum
Researchers at the University of Michigan Museum of Paleontology have launched a website that
displays hundreds of 3-D images of the bones of mammoths ...
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Project: Michael Gerlek ? Six months ago in this column, I described
libLAS, an open source C++ library that provides classes for reading and writing the various
versions and point formats of the LAS standard. At the time, we noted that it wasn?t sufficient
for everyone?s needs: it was designed around the LAS format specifically, it didn?t offer a
general processing pipeline ...
The Importance of Written
Communication: Mick Cunningham ? The last article that I wrote talked about
how as an architect I spend most of my time developing budgets and drafting proposals, rather
than actually designing and drawing. What I neglected to say was that I really spend most of my
time these days on written communication. Sometimes it takes the form ...
LIDAR Best Practices: Part
III ? Initial Office Processing: Lewis Graham ? In the previous installment,
we examined the field operations associated with planning and acquiring a LIDAR (and possibly
imagery) mission. We place great emphasis on step by step quality checks and the importance of
developing and rigorously following written procedures. W. Edwards Demming, the father ...
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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.
- Berlin, Germany: October 7-9
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