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Welcome! A slight sigh of relief as we've just about wrapped the first half of "conference season". It was exciting to connect with so many of you at ILMF & SPAR. This week, Certainty 3D kicks off their inaugural TopoDOT Users Conference in Orlando. Stay tuned for updates. GEOINT 2016 follows just down the road. We also turn our attention to GEO Business (London, May 24-25).

We have a great issue in store for you with tons of outstanding content and info. Check out our video of the week in which Viametris iMMS (indoor Mobile Mapping System) demonstrates Building 3D Survey Systems in a real office building survey and the process to use 3D scans in classical CAD applications. This is a scan done at this year's SPAR 3D of The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center.

Until Next time…Cheers!

Roland Mangold
Managing Editor
LIDAR Magazine

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National Mall Employs High Tech Surveying

Washington, Oakland, May 5, 2016—3D data captured in 2013 has found a new application as the National Park Service prepares the Lincoln Memorial for its next century of use. Following the announcement of a generous donation by philanthropist David Rubenstein in February, the National Park LincolnMemorial Point CloudService has announced that it will undertake important maintenance and preservation on the Lincoln Memorial ...


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

Viametris at Spar 3D

VIAMETRIS brings Mobile Mapping Solutions to professionals in need of affordable and reliable tools. “At first outdoor then indoor, our special know-how gave birth to a software for automatic extraction of road data, “MaGeLAAn”. Today we are displaying a full range of products and are able to ...

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New Articles from the LIDAR Magazine team...

Roland Mangold 
SPAR 3D Recap and "Who Will Educate the Market?": Roland Mangold - Recuperating from SPAR 3D, as I write this editorial, I can't help reflecting back on the geospatial industry in the `90s and how much of the rhetoric surrounding GIS was so similar to that which is now heralding the 3D phenomenon: 3D technologies are driving innovation across every ...

Wrenn and Young 
State of the LiDAR Profession, Sensors, Collection, and Calibration : Jill Wrenn and Jamie Young - The LiDAR profession is constantly in flux. The sensor technology is continually changing for better or worse. The calibration process is adapting to these continuous changes and the collection has become more efficient which provides additional value for the users of the data ...

David F. Maune 
We're all Topographic Engineers, with a Proud History: David F. Maune - If you google "What do engineers do?" you will learn that engineers apply the principles of science and mathematics to develop economical solutions to technical problems. Their work is the link between scientific discoveries and the commercial applications that meet societal and consumer needs ...

Krueger and Seidel 
LiDAR Supports Urban Forestry Applications in the Chicago Region: Jason Krueger and Mike Seidel - Small and mid-sized communities in the Chicago region are working together to cooperatively acquire and apply geospatial data to serve a wide range of municipal functions. This organization of municipalities formed to leverage collective buying power and resources to gain ...



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• Another Arrow  • Points & Pixels  • UAV Topographical Surveys  • Sharing  • Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple  • Reality Capture  • Czech Republic  • PTC Systems  • Random Points  • Cash Strapped? ...and more!

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• 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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National Mall Employs High Tech Surveying for 21st-Century Preservation
Arithmetica Reveals Tech at Museums and Heritage Show
Pickett and Associates Boosts Surveying Capabilities with the Optech Galaxy
Viametris at Spar 3D
Meet Velodyne LiDAR at Sea-Air-Space Exposition May 16-18
eyesMap3D: The Most Accurate and Powerful 3D Photo Modeling Software
INTERGEO – Key Topic: Smart City
Michigan Firm Expands With Second Mobile Mapping System
RIEGL is at TopoDOT Users Conference, 2016
Terabee Introduces TeraRanger Tower as Traditional Scanning Replacement
Diversified Communications Launches Commercial UAV News Site
Real Earth Wins Microsoft Competition for 3D Mapping and Localization
H3 Dynamics Debuts DRONEBOX in North America
RIEGL is Attending, Exhibiting, and Participating at WREX 2016
SITECO Implements Integrated Road Safety System for Italian Authorities
Bluesky Aerial Photomap Definitive Information Resource for Irish Council
RIEGL Attending and Exhibiting at AUVSI's XPONENTIAL 2016
Leica Geosystems Delivers 10th DMC III Aerial Camera
LizardTech Launches New Website
Amplification Technologies Announces New Geiger-Mode Arrays
Introducing Surphaser 75 Ultra Short Range Scanner
SimActive Achieves Breakthrough with Latest Correlator3D Release
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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.

    IMAGIN 2016 Annual GIS/Mapping Conference: May 15-17: Traverse City, MI

    GEOINT 2016 Symposium: May 15-18: Kissimmee, FL

    EnerGIS: May 16-17: Canonsburg, PA

    Upper Midwest Geospatial Conference: May 25-26: La Crosse, WI

    World Congress on GIS and Remote Sensing 2016: August 1-3, New Orleans, LA

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