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We are beginning 2015 with a lot of momentum and I am optimistic that 2015 is going to be
an even better year for the lidar industry. As Brittany Mabry points out in the Spotlight
article, we have an important opportunity to raise awareness of the contributions being made by
our industry: 2015 has been proclaimed the International Year of Light by the UN.|
With the goal
of making a difference, in the New Year I want to encourage everyone to
take a moment to think about our 3D profession and to hopefully consider joining an organization
such as the USIBD
or the ASPRS
. Although different in their focus, both need 3D
professionals to step up and take on a leadership role.
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International Year of Light - 2015
An international public awareness initiative is set to launch this year, intending to turn
the world?s attention to light-based technologies, their importance, and their ever-expanding
applications. On 20 December 2013, the United Nations Educational, Cultural and Scientific
Organization (UNESCO) along with a coalition of professional scientific organizations moved to
proclaim 2015 as the International Year of Light and Light ...
Check out our video of the week, hand-picked by our editorial team:
The International Year of Light -
In this presentation, J. Dudley points out how IYL2015 offers a great opportunity to ensure
that policymakers are made aware of the problem-solving potential ...
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New Articles from the LiDAR News team...
Picking a Service Partner,
Lowest Cost Is Not the Best Measure: Greg Lawes ?
Lowest cost is a measure that a Contracting Officer will use to judge the selection of a service
partner, such as a laser scanning service provider. But, beware! Cost alone does not tell the
whole story and must be factored in with other criteria. Choosing by cost alone may result in a
final dollar ...
The Appeal of 3D Mobile
Mapping Data: Richard Rybka ? What is the appeal? Why are the deliverables
from these mobile mapping systems so much more desirable than what we are accustomed to expect
using conventional data collection methodologies? Here are a few of the distinctive advantages:
1. More data - conventional data collection techniques, even with the fastest ...
Just How Accurate is
LiDAR?: Mike Tully ? A client told me the other day that some vendors are
promising vertical accuracy of LiDAR deliverables that exceed the LiDAR manufacturer
specifications for that system and asked: Is it legitimate for a service provider to promise
better accuracy than manufacturer specifications? Or, are service providers overselling their
LiDAR services ...
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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.
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