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For those who were not able to attend SPAR 2014 it seemed to me that the
news was very positive concerning the LiDAR industry. Most of the people I spoke to were very
busy, but these are also some of the most experienced firms in the business. All will tell you
that they have paid their dues.
There were 17 new exhibitors on the show floor which certainly indicates a healthy rate of
growth on the vendor side. UASs, lower cost scanners from Leica HDS
, plus new mobile mapping products including an
indoor mapping robot (see video below) from Sanborn
were receiving a lot of attention. After just two years in
Colorado Springs SPAR has decided to return to Houston, Texas.
If you're available between 1-2pm (EDT) later today, ClearEdge is hosting a webinar on
"Structural Modeling with the New EdgeWise Structure: Case Studies of Faster, More Accurate
Workflows". Registration is free, HERE
. As always, if you have an idea, tip or question, please let
|Changing the game in point cloud conversion|
Pointfuse? is a powerful modelling engine that quickly turns vast point cloud data sets into
high-fidelity vector models.
Designed for engineers, architects and construction professionals, Pointfuse? uses advanced
statistical techniques to convert point clouds into accurate vector models that can then be
manipulated using any industry-standard CAD system.
Download the New
Pointfuse? Vector Viewer free.
*LiDAR News is updated 24/7 with the latest news and announcements affecting the business..
Think Before You Scan That Building,
or interior, or . . .
There is a growing awareness and understanding of the intellectual property considerations in
the capture/modify/make ecosystem ? particularly as it relates to content that is captured via a
3D scanner, modified or mashed up, and then manufactured (via 3D printing or otherwise). I have
written about this before ? blogging early in 2012 in The Storm Clouds on the Horizon that I felt
the next ?Napster? era was upon us for digitally captured ...
Check out our video of the week, hand-picked by our editorial team:
SPIN from Sanborn Mapping
INdoor Mapping (SPIN) is a semi-autonomous mobile robotic platform designed exclusively for
indoor mapping accurately mapping the interiors of ...
Please drop a line if you have any questions or requests: firstname.lastname@example.org.
||Sponsored by PointShape|
"PointShape™ Pro" provides a variety of powerful tools for users to create high quality 3D
Models and it's capable of extracting accurate features such as road, edge, power-lines, etc. For
its wide usage, PointShape Pro covers from MicroStation to AutoCAD applications.
- Road Line, Edge, Power Line Extraction
- Intensity Base Auto Lane Extraction
- Infrastructure, Plant, Building Modeling
- Section View 2D Line String
New Articles from the LiDAR News team...
Now is the Time to Contact
Congress in Support of 3DEP: Nick Palatiello ? he U.S. Geological Survey
(USGS) has launched a program to provide a national elevation dataset to a common standard with
scheduled updates. The 3DEP program is based on a recommended 8-year acquisition cycle at a cost
of $146 million per year, to be shared among several agency budgets. The 3DEP ...
LIDAR Best Practices: Part
1 - Acquisition: Lewis Graham ? Before we begin, I must once again remind
you that my companies GeoCue Corporation and QCoherent Software provide consulting services and
software to the LIDAR industry. In addition, GeoCue is the North American distributor for
Terrasolid. This does, of course, introduce some level of bias into my articles. In ...
Lowering the Barriers to
Streamline Point Cloud Workflows : Joe Croser ? "If you are not solving
a problem you don?t have a business" ? at least that?s the general rule, although exceptions do
apply. Perhaps it?s more fair to say, "If someone doesn?t value your offering enough to pay money
for it you don?t have a business". That?s why at Pointools we focus entirely on solving user ...
New Technology Offers the Power to Create Your Way
LED-based Leddar™ Technology detects, locates and measures all types of objects in various
environments. Highly adaptable, it serves multiple industries and comes in various module forms,
providing brand owners and OEMs with an affordable solution that?s quickly and easily integrated.
Click here to learn more and to order your
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|Sponsored by Riegl USA|
The RIEGL VMX-450 Mobile LIDAR system delivers proven performance with an integrated workflow
and engineering grade data as the most advanced and most accurate mobile mapper in the
RIEGL USA: Building Systems, Delivering Performance for 20 years.
This section is an update about LiDAR conferences, training, seminars, webinars and other
relevant events. Feel free to make a suggestion for future consideration.
- Las Vegas, Nevada: June 2-5
International User Conference
- San Diego, California: July 14?18
Send your event info to editor[at]lidarmag.com
|Sponsored by Topcon |
Map ? Extract ? Deliver!
Topcon's IP-S2 HD mapper provides fast, high accuracy, high density data and dynamic imaging for
any linear mapping project.
The vehicle-mounted system collects data at normal roadway
travel speeds. Learn More at our website.
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