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Welcome. The International LIDAR Mapping Forum (ILMF, Denver) is less than two weeks away and there is a ton of buzz flying around the LIDAR industry. NM Group recently announced a new service called Patrol+ designed to enhance patrol and safety inspection activities undertaken by helicopters for electric utilities. More on this in the spotlight below. In project news, Dewberry has been selected to produce high-resolution LIDAR topography and bathymetry data for Puerto Rico. AXIS GeoSpatial and ASI expand their aerial LIDAR capabilities with the acquisition of new LIDAR systems. Expect more exciting updates at the show and beyond.

Last but not least, our video of the week is courtesy of IMAGINiT technologies live at Autodesk University. Enjoy submissions from several industry leaders below.

Until next time... Cheers!

Roland Mangold
Managing Editor
LIDAR Magazine

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Spotlight is updated 24/7 with the latest news and announcements affecting the business..

Sky-high Success with New Innovative Service - Patrol+

NM Group, a specialist provider of solutions and services to electricity utilities, is pleased to announce an innovative new service. Patrol+ is designed to enhance patrol and safety inspection activities undertaken by helicopter. Using the latest imaging systems and lightweight LiDAR technology, alongside NM Group's sophisticated processing technology, the service collects geospatially located asset information and enables accurate ...


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

IMAGINiT @ AU: Interview for LIDAR Mag Readers

Live @ Autodesk University 2015: Interview with Matt Mason, Director of Software Development, IMAGINiT Technologies. Topics include: How does the release of IMAGINiT 2016.1 Scan to BIM help architects and designers model reality capture? What trends do you see in reality capture and ...

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Sponsored by Blue Marble Geographics

The Blue Marble User Conference is hitting the road in March. Join us in Houston, Calgary, San Francisco, Pittsburgh, or Boston as we showcase the latest Blue Marble developments and hear from a variety of industry professionals sharing their experiences with Global Mapper and the Geographic Calculator. BMUC is a great opportunity for networking, for brushing up on your software skills, and for providing input on the continued development of Blue Marble products. Register Today!


New Articles from the LIDAR Magazine team...

Roland Mangold 
From The Editor - 2016: Harbinger of Great Things to Come For LiDAR: Roland Mangold - Welcome to the first edition of LiDAR Magazine, Volume 6, Number 1 for 2016. This beautiful, glossy, full color, hard copy magazine is the showcase of the LiDAR industry. There is something very satisfying when visiting LiDAR folks around the world and on their desks, lobby coffee tables ...

Steve Bury 
Topographical Surveys for BIM - What You Need to Know: Steve Bury - I spoke recently at the Digital Construction Week Show in London on the subject of Topographical Surveys...As-Built BIM for Outside. Okay, not the snappiest of titles but at least most of the audience seemed to stay awake during my delivery! I thought it might be a good idea to share some of the points I ...

Artemis Valanis 
Real Orthophotos: Artemis Valanis - An orthophoto is by definition a geometrically corrected image of uniform scale, resolution and quality. An orthophoto, may be created from a single or multiple photographs (hundreds or even thousands) which are processed using photogrammetric methods in order to produce an orthogonal projection view of a site (like a map) or ...

Michael Raphael 
Documenting Historic Naval Architecture with 3D Laser Scanning: Michael Raphael - The mission of documenting historic sites and structures with laser scanning often includes artifacts of naval history such as historic wooden ships. Given the amazing human effort to design and build these vessels back in the day, without computers and CAD software, these vestiges of ...

Jon Ritter 
Industry Consolidation - The Case for a Roll-up of 3D Scanning Companies: Jon Ritter - Because the 3D scanning industry lacks a company with a nationwide footprint, two partners and I proposed to do a roll-up of key industry players to combine their different strengths and talents and to consolidate their modeling efforts to make a stronger, farther-reaching scanning services provider ...



LIDAR Magazine - Volume 6, Number 1 (January/February)
Points & Pixels  • Complex Terrain  • Mapping Nepal  • Building Ski Trail Maps  • Sub Centimeter Accuracy  • Highway Safety  • BIM Topos  • Documenting Naval Architecture  • Licensing  • Talent Search ...and more!

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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 (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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Dewberry Selected to Produce Lidar and Bathymetry for Puerto Rico
Global Mapper 17.1 Released
AXIS GeoSpatial Takes Delivery of the RIEGL LMS-Q1560
ASI Purchases Leica ALS70-HP Airborne Lidar and RCD30 Camera
VRMesh 9.0 Released
Maptek Showcases Innovative Through-Seam Blast Technology at ISEE
RIEGL is Attending the 2016 LFM User Meeting
3D Laser Mapping Continues to Lead the Way with Mobile Mapping
RIEGL is Attending and Displaying the VZ-400 at SolidWorks Works 2016
Major Update of RIEGL's Terrestrial Laser Scanning Software
Renishaw Releases Software for its Boretrak Borehole Systems
Arithmetica Virtual Reality App Helps Keep Industrial Workers Safe at Cape
IGI Launches AEROoffice & TERRAoffice v5.4.50
Blue Marble Geographics Announces Public Training Class Schedule for 2016
AutonomouStuff and Real Earth are Now Providing Innovative SLAM Products
Chris Fisher to Keynote at ILMF 2016
SimActive and Delair-Tech Partner to Provide SNCF with a UAV Solution
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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.
    International LiDAR Mapping Forum: 22-24 February 2016, Denver, Colorado

    SPAR 3D Expo & Conference: April 11-14, 2016, The Woodlands, Texas

    ASPRS 2016 Annual Conference: April 11 - 15, 2016, Forth Worth, Texas

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    Maverick, from Mandli Communications, is a portable, powerful, and accessible spatial data collection system. Combining high-resolution 360: imaging, LiDAR, and an integrated POS, Maverick is capable of efficient and accurate mobile data collection. System operation is simple and intuitive. Maverick can be easily mounted on a variety of mobile platforms, and provides a robust and multi-functional dataset that can be utilized for a wide range of projects and applications. Learn more!


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