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The first major conference of the year, ILMF 2014 was a success with 30 countries represented and over 50 exhibitors. The two hot topics of late have been Google's announcement of Project Tango?the 3D smart phone?and Time Scanners, which is a National Geographic series featuring 3D laser scanning.
As we all know, education is something that our industry is struggling with. One new venture recently launched by geospatial industry veteran Joe Paiva is GeoLearn. There are modules on state plane coordinates and error analysis that look very interesting, with more to come. Good luck Joe.
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XactMaps flys Velodyne's HDL-32E 3D
XactMaps and Velodyne had a chance to fly the XactMaps UAS with the Velodyne HDL-32E LiDAR sensor and collect some data ...
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New Articles from the LiDAR News team...
The FARO X330 Goes Mobile : Jeff Fagerman ? In 2009 if you were searching for a static laser scanner it would have been very likely that you would have searched and never found FARO. Although they have been providing systems for quite some time they were not a major player. The PHOTON system was not much different than any other system on the market. They were ...
The Tradeshow Dilemma: Bill Gutelius - I have been on both sides of the booth ? sometimes simultaneously, at tradeshows and conferences. It has been my experience that they consistently afforded me an opportunity to learn a lot, develop business relationships (?network?) and to acquire new business ? no matter whether as an attendee or an exhibitor or even as BOTH ...
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SPHERON to Present at Digital Technologies Conference.
RIEGL Introduces iPad App: RiALITY!
Co-Ordinated Surveys Goes For Growth
MAPPS to Host Webinars on Issues to be Taken to Congress
The FARO X330 Goes Mobile
XactMaps UAV Flys Velodyne Scanner
NGLTech Chooses AVEVA Everything3D
LiDAR USA Announces FARO X330 Integration
British Embassy to Host Laser Scanning Forum in Chile
Maptek Takes to the Air
ORTHOSHOP Geomatics Ltd. Expands Mapping Capabilities with Purchase
Leica Geosystems and Airborne Hydrography AB Launch LiDAR Solution
Blue Marble Releases the Geographic Calculator 2014
Trimble Launches New Airborne LiDAR Systems
International LiDAR Mapping Forum 2014 Deemed an Outstanding Success
RIEGL USA to Exhibit at the 2014 SME Annual Meeting & Exhibit
Orbit GT and Mandli Communications, USA Sign Reseller Agreement
Optech CZMIL HydroFusion Wins 2014 MAPPS Geospatial Award
Trimble V10 Imaging Rover Now Available
Atlantic Wins 2013 MAPPS Award for Excellence
Optech to Exhibit at SME 2014
ZEB1 Handheld Laser Scanner Speeds Up Mapping
11th Annual International LiDAR Mapping Forum 2014 Opens Today
Virtual Geomatics Adds Virtual Navigator? Series
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