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I hope you have had the opportunity to visit the Learn Mobile LiDAR website which I mentioned in the previous eNewsletter. This is an extremely valuable and free educational resource concerning the use of mobile LiDAR for transportation applications and beyond.
I have to believe that Michael Raphael and his team at Direct Dimensions are doing the most exciting range of 3D projects of any firm that I am aware of. They assisted with development of the video below and supported the recreation of the Liberty Bell highlighted in this LiDAR News blog post. I guess that's what 25 years in 3D will do for you.
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Hull Modeling Using Point Cloud Data from Handheld LIDAR
Capturing 3D point-cloud data of a large, irregular shape is not easy. In the case of a ship?s hull, it can be quite tricky, indeed. Add to that the complex environment of a busy dry- dock, with construction and rigging equipment strewn about , achieving a closed surface mesh by scanning with a terrestrial LIDAR is near impossible, if not at least expensive and time- consuming. The folks at QNTFI Ltd. in New Zealand (a start-up firm focused ...

Video of the week
Check out our video of the week, hand-picked by our editorial team:
Liars: Pro Anti Anti
Liars is a Los Angeles-based band that have long been known for creating intense, audio- visual worlds for each album, and Park created sculptures of Liars twosome Angus Andrew and Aaron Hemphill, with the help of 3D-technology company Direct Dimensions, and Brooklyn-based design firm, New Project ...
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New Articles from the LiDAR News team...
Michael Raphael 
3D Scanning Featured in Rock Music Video: Michael Raphael ? In early May 2014, Direct Dimensions was contacted by a film production company about helping to create a music video for the band called Liars. The producers and director had a very clear vision of what they wanted to do in the video (see the Featured Video), which was show the creation and destruction ...
'JB' Byrd 
Growing Support for Digital Coast in Congress: John "JB" Byrd ? Recent reports and articles have focused on sea level rise and how technology can be used to monitor, evaluate and plan for the phenomena. Included in these reports is a focus on a technology known and accepted by the geospatial community, but new to the mainstream media. That technology is LiDAR ...
LIDAR Best Practices: Part II ? Field Analysis: Lewis Graham ? In the initial installment, we examined the initial acquisition segment of an airborne LIDAR project. In this issue, we will move on through field quality checks. As discussed in the previous issue, it is always best practice to look for problems that might require a reflight prior to mobilization off the project area ...
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Orbit GT Releases Mobile Mapping Feature Extraction 11.0
Growing Support for Digital Coast in Congress
Gexcel and Sooki on the Japanese Market
RIEGL Strengthens Presence in the Middle East and in North Africa
Hexagon Metrology Launches the HP-L- 20.8 External Laser Scanner
Trimble Opens Registration for Dimensions 2014 User Conference
Bentley?s New Subsurface Utility Engineering Technology
Integratable Leddar?One Module Adds Sensing Intelligence to Your Product
Leica Pegasus:Two Mobile Mapping Contest
Liars: Pro Anti Anti
Eagle Mapping Expands with Riegl LMS-Q1560 LiDAR
RIEGL to Exhibit and Present at 2014 Esri 3D Mapping Forum
Velodyne LiDAR Shines at Paris Defense Event
Optech Showcasing the Latest 3D Technologies at AfricaGEO 2014 in South Africa
Tablet Developed to 3D Scan and Measure Accurately
European LiDAR Mapping Forum 2014 Advisory Board Announced
SPAR Europe 2014 Advisory Board Announced
Leica Geosystems Announces 2014 HDS Plan Contest Winners
A Practical, Innovative and Inexpensive Approach to LiDAR Data Management
NEW MAVinci SIRIUS NIR Camera Option for Agricultural Applications
MAPPS to Host Webinar on UAS Section 333 Application Process
Bentley Issues Final Call for Submissions to 2014 Be Inspired
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Factors to Consider in Project Budgets and Proposals
Mantis Vision's 3D Technology. Coming to a Mobile Device Near You.
New Technologies are Changing the Game for the LiDAR industry
INTERGEO Conference Integrates Geoinformation with Modern Infrastructures
Optech Celebrates 40 Years of Lidar Innovation
What's Old is New Again. Welcome Back Photogrammetry!
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