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While attending the recent Bentley Systems Be Inspired Awards and Year in
Infrastructure Conference, Chief Operating Officer Malcolm Walter noted that London was becoming
the center of the Built Environment universe. With more than 400 sky cranes working in London it
would be hard to dispute this, but of greater importance is the sophistication the Brits are
bringing to the use of BIM (see the video below) and 3D lifecycle asset management.
The government is making this happen by mandating the use of BIM and requiring that lessons
learned on mega-projects be documented and transferred to projects getting started. On the London
Crossrail project all constructed facilities must be documented in 3D and submitted to the
operations units. If you want to see the future of lifecycle asset management, it's being created
in the UK.
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The Contour Connection Method
using Bare Earth Lidar
A new algorithm for automated landslide inventorying, named the Contour Connection Method
(CCM), has been developed that relies on simplified morphological features for analysis. Previous
landslide mapping techniques have included field inventorying, photogrammetry, and use of bare-
earth (BE) lidar Digital Elevation Models (DEMs) to highlight regions of instability. However,
many of these techniques do not have...
Check out our video of the week, hand-picked by our editorial team:
BIM in 60 Seconds
When it comes to the transformation from a project-centric view of infrastructure to a
lifecycle asset management approach the issue is not technology ...
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New Articles from the LiDAR News team...
"Snoopying" Around Lots ?
Part 1: Jeff Fagerman ? Whether we like it or not, technology is dragging us
forward. In the surveying community we have had to deal with disruptive technology changes just
as often as the rest of society, maybe more. The interesting thing about surveying measurement
science is you have to be aware of the complete history or you may ...
Building Rapport With A
Prospect? Beware Of The Pitfalls: Jack Vincent ? Building rapport is often a
good way to start a first face-to-face meeting with a prospective customer. However, there are
pitfalls. As a mindset, one should draw parallels with social media: Think LinkedIn, not
Facebook. Conventional sales wisdom says that when calling on a sales prospect for the first time
LiDAR and Data
Compression: Michael Gerlek ? Have you thought about how much LiDAR
data you are going to collect next year? Yes, I know, the cost of hard drive storage keeps going
down and down ? but the amount of data you collect keeps going up and up. Point cloud densities
are increasing, and the number of fields stored for each point are increasing, too (RGB anyone?)
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clouds for airborne, terrestrial and underwater LiDAR used to support transport, urban modelling,
coastal zone mapping, utility asset management and more.
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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.
European LIDAR Mapping Forum
Netherlands: Dec 8-10
International LIDAR Mapping Forum
- Denver, Colorado: Feb 23-
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