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The past two weeks have been busy with the CyArk 500 Challenge, InterGEO and the FARO 3D conferences. The top news from each was highlighted here at LIDAR News including Riegl's RiCOPTER, CyArk's new partnerships, and the FARO initiatives for the coming year.
Later this week, we are hosting what I think you will find to be a valuable webinar entitled "Close Enough—Providing Clients with What They Want." Sponsored by FARO, it will take place on Thursday, October 23 at 1PM EDT. You can register here. 3D industry guru Jonathan Coco will explain how he balances best practice with tight client budgets.
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Laser Scanning Shoot-out at Eaton Technology Center
Thanks to the folks at Eaton, LFM Software, AVEVA, and participating laser scanning companies, the scanning industry will have the opportunity to compare laser scanner data from a variety of systems. The point cloud data is being collected over the next month in a shoot-out with various participants, all collecting in the same space under similar circumstances. Once collected, each dataset will be registered, compiled, and made available for ...

Video of the week
Check out our video of the week, hand-picked by our editorial team:
RiCOPTER UAV in flight!
RiCOPTER, RIEGL?s ready to fly remotely piloted airborne laser scanning system (equipped with the survey grade VUX-1 LiDAR sensor), was unveiled at Intergeo ...
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European LiDAR Mapping Forum (ELMF), taking place 8-10 December, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, is a technical conference & exhibition focused on data acquisition, fusion, processing & point clouds for airborne, terrestrial and underwater LiDAR used to support transport, urban modelling, coastal zone mapping, utility asset management and more. Visit >>

New Articles from the LiDAR News team...
The Key to Building Trust With Your Clients : Jack Vincent ? Is your product great, but your prospects aren?t buying? You know your product or service will help customers, but do they feel that you know and understand them? Are they feeling the love in your sales process? Falling in Love with Your Product: I was recently coaching a portfolio manager of a financial firm whose fund ...
A Visit to the Leica Geosystems Manufacturing Facility: Michael Olsen ? While presenting at the ISEC-6 conference in Zurich, Switzerland, my wife and I were invited to take a tour of the Leica Geosystems manufacturing facility in Heerbrugg, Switzerland. It was a very informative experience to be able to see the assembly of high precision survey instruments. While we did not get ...
Point Clouds from Images : Lewis Graham ? LP360 is a family of tools for exploiting point clouds. The fundamental difference between an image and a point cloud is that the point cloud is a three dimensional representation of an environment whereas an image is a two dimensional representation (or, at best, a "two and a half" dimensional representation). A second major difference ...
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RIEGL?s New ?Flying Laser Scanner? RiCOPTER:
GeoCue Announces Release of LP360 2014.1
Dewberry Selected for USGS National Assessment of Hydrography Data
SPAR International 3D Conference Announces Call for Papers
INTERGEO 2014 ? the Geo Industry is Ready for a Networked World
RIEGL USA to Exhibit at GSA 2014!
Optech to Attend RISCON Security and Safety Trade Expo in Japan
Visual Intelligence Earns Patent for iOne Technology
Orbit GT and Getmapping (UK) Sign Co-Operation Agreement
RIEGL USA to Attend the Conference on Remote Sensing in Archaeology
Visual Intelligence® Wins Two Awards from MAPPS
Topcon Announces Next Generation 3- D Mobile Mapping System
Optech Presenting at SPIE Asia Pacific Remote Sensing
Bentley Announces Project Finalists in 2014 Be Inspired Awards Competition
RIEGL Launches the RiCOPTER Unmanned Aerial System!
DotProduct Debuts Phi.3D V2.0
Optech Announces Camera Boresight and INS Drift Control
Gexcel Announces the new LineUp® Pro Tool
Rapidlasso Announces LASzip "Compatibility Mode" For LAS 1.4
3D Laser Mapping Names New In-house Public Relations Manager
Police Scotland Choose Leica Geosystems 3D Laser Scanning
Laser Scanning Shoot-out at Eaton Technology Center
Orbit GT Showcases UAS Mapping Pro
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