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Welcome to the first LiDAR Magazine E-Newsletter for 2016! We have a great issue in store for you …. Loads of Top news in the industry from Fugro's deal to conduct airborne LiDAR bathymetry (ALB) surveys in Eastern and Central Canada; 3D Services Expanding Its Services to Offer Underwater 3D Laser Scanning; and Bluesky Thermal Maps Showing Heat Loss From Shropshire Homes and Businesses.

As always, we have the top writers from LiDAR, laser scanning and reality capture sectors: Andelin, Graham, Smerz are all here providing industry leading insight you won't find anywhere else. Don't miss my editorial, "Transportation Bill to Provide Much Needed Boost to the Geospatial Industry" our popular Points & Pixels section to promote your top projects and products.

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Fugro to Conduct Airborne Lidar Bathymetry Surveys in Canada

Fugro has been awarded new task orders by the Canadian Hydrographic Service (CHS) to conduct airborne LiDAR bathymetry (ALB) surveys in Eastern and Central Canada. The task orders, which have been issued under a supply arrangement Fugro holds with the CHS, are in support of their nautical charting programmes and involve the Mahon Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada - one of the ...


Video of the week Check out our video of the week, hand-picked by our editor:

Airborne LiDAR Survey of Hydroelectric Dam

LSI performed a LiDAR survey for a hydroelectric dam and reservoir 150 km south of Moose Jaw Saskatchewan. Ground points were supplied by the client, flight lines were planned at 450 meters AGL and the LiDAR point spacing was 4 pts per sq. meter. This is an excellent video showing the entire aerial ...

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New Articles from the LIDAR Magazine team...

Roland Mangold 
Transportation Bill to Provide Much Needed Boost to the Geospatial Industry: Roland Mangold - The geospatial industry and all those involved in LiDAR, mapping, surveying, photogrammetry and capturing reality have reason to celebrate. Congress finally reached an agreement on a bill to keep highway and transit aid flowing to states. On Tuesday December 1, the House and ...

Ken Smerz 
The Business of Laser Scanning: Do It Yourselfers...Beware: Ken Smerz - No An emerging trend in the commercial construction world is for a contractor to start a department--deemed Virtual Design & Construction (VDC); Building Information Technology (BIM); or Technology/Innovation Group--to lead their company on the integration of 3d technology. The contractor purchases a ...

Eric Andelin 
Remember Stereo?: Eric Andelin - No, I don't mean your Dad's old Akai Stereo Component System that he brought back from a tour in Japan with the dials and meters that you weren't allowed to touch for any reason. Wait I'm just dating myself here, let me start over. Break out your Walkman and one of those C-120 mix tapes you made. Corrosion destroyed it you say? Or was it you ...

LiDAR Magazine Staff 
Points & Pixels: LiDAR Magazine Staff - Precision Surveys Limited performed the first outsourced high quality laser scan to BIM project for Queens University Campus, Belfast, Ireland on "The Peter Froggatt Building." The survey required over 250 colored medium resolution scans using the Leica C10 and Leica P20 scanners and precise control was achieved with the use of the Leica ...

Lewis Graham 
Random Points: sUAS Mine Site Mapping: Lewis Graham - We have been developing tools for surface mine site (quarry, stock pile yards) mapping using small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS) for the past several years. Mine site volumetrics are ideal candidates for sUAS technology for a variety of reasons. First of all, the stockpile areas tend to be compact, often less than ...



LiDAR Magazine - Volume 5, Number 8 (December)
• Transportation  • Points & Pixels  • Bat Cave  • Canterbury  • Stereo  • Hurricane Season  • Tree Crown Delineation  • Slope Monitoring  • Near-Sighted Drone  • sUAS Mine Mapping  • Do It Yourselfers ...and more!

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LiDAR Magazine - Volume 5, Number 7 (October/November)
• Drones  • Points & Pixels  • 3D BIM Project  • Olsson Associates  • Nuclear Inspections  • Aerial LiDAR  • Wildlife Conservation  • Section 333  • Operation Eradication  • Mobile Mapping  • Random Points  • About Tech ...and more!

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LiDAR Magazine - Volume 5, Number 6 (September/October)
• Time to Reap  • Points & Pixels  • DARPA  • Surveyors & Technology  • Sensors  • Construction Map  • Mining  • Downtime  • Geohazards  • Voxelize  • Visual Changes  • Random Points  • Business ...and more!

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LiDAR Magazine - Volume 5, Number 5 (July/August)
• Editorial  • Proselytize  • UAS  • FAA  • Mapping Chillon  • Balloons  • Global Mapper  • Single Photon  • Oregon  • Artificial Intelligence  • MoDOT  • Accessibility  • Green Roof  • Pandora  • RIEGL  • Business ...and more!

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Westwood Announces New Associates
Latest Model of Optech Lynx
Harris Corporation Collaborates with Boundless
Bluesky Thermal Maps Highlight Heat Loss
Maptek Releases I-Site Studio 6 Point Cloud Modelling Tools
Leading LiDAR Expert, Tim Blak, Joins Atlantic
GeoCue Announces Release of LP360 2015.1
Alluxa Announces ISO 9001:2008 Certification
3D Services Now Offers Underwater 3D Laser Scanning
iSTAR Panoramic Camera to Support Digital Preservation
Dave Gallo to Deliver Keynote Address at ILMF
At Velodyne Displays Mobile Mapping with Real-Time 3D
Fugro and Airborne Lidar Bathymetry Surveys in Canada
CartoConsult Partners with Proteus
Geographic Calculator 2016 Now Available
3D Laser Mapping Expands With New UK Headquarters
RIEGL to Attend AGU 2015
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