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It's hard to believe, but we are in the last month of the summer. I don't count September. A very successful business person that I was once partners with liked to tell me that he made all of his money for the year after Labor Day. That would be nice. Just a quick note to congratulate Justin Barton, a frequent contributor to LiDAR News on his new position with Leica GeoSystems.
If you are looking for something different Ashley Richter is part of a new initiative called Open Access Antiquarianism. As the name implies she is working to make digital preservation data in its raw form available to the public via many mediums, including fabric and furniture. It's an ambitious and exciting project as she explains in her article. Kudos for thinking way outside the box.
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An Archaeological Art Project Involving LiDAR Fabric: Ashley Richter & Vid Petrovic ? We are pleased to announce the start of a new initiative, Open Access Antiquarianism. It is intended to explore technology development for heritage, the accessibility of 3D data, visualization as outreach, and the use of creative mediums to push the boundaries of development for laser ...
Mobile LIDAR Guidelines (NCHRP 15-44) E-learning Website: Michael Olsen ? In early 2013 the Mobile LIDAR Guidelines were released by the Transportation Research Board (TRB) to aid with the cost- effective adoption of mobile LIDAR for transportation agencies. These guidelines build on an analysis of current and emerging applications including project planning, project ...
LIDAR Best Practices: Part IV ? Initial Classification of Ground: Lewis Graham ? In the previous installment, we examined the process of rigorous geometric correction of LIDAR data. It is advisable to fully correct the data and perform a project "readiness review" prior to moving on to data classification. While it is possible to perform classification prior to final geometric ...
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