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Welcome to the LiDAR Magazine E-Newsletter for August 8th!

Even as we slide into the "Dog Days" of summer there is still tons happening in the LIDAR, mapping and UAV industries. We are proud of another outstanding issue of LIDAR Magazine E-Newsletter ? We have a great issue in store for you with tons of outstanding content and info. LiDAR Magazine covers all things LiDAR, surveying, reality capture, UAV mapping and photogrammetry.

In October, USIBD is offering training on the first standards written for documenting existing conditions at their Symposium in Atlanta. The first version of the Level of Accuracy (LOA) document, along with an RFP and an RFQ template, and a 3D Imaging Specification have all been received with great enthusiasm. Scroll down and check out the video.

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Based on specific requirements of ASCO-DAITO Co. LTD and with the collaboration of LTS, Siteco developed the "Sky-Scanner" LiDAR system and relating image collection system. Features: compact, light configuration (3.5 kg), cost effective, 5 hours of autonomy, high quality components. Fully compatible with most UAVs available on the market. Accuracies: 15 cm on regular surfaces and 18 cm on ground with vegetation. Vegetation filtering. The system has been presented by ASCO-DAITO at the EE-Tohoku Engineering Exhibition.


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Aerial laser reveals WWI Battle of the Somme secrets

A Bluesky aerial survey using aircraft mounted lasers has revealed previously undiscovered evidence that might potentially help to dispute accusations of a lack of determination by Welsh soldiers during the first Battle of the Somme in the Great War of 1914-1918. Aerial mapping company Bluesky flew an area of northern France called Mametz Wood, capturing accurate 3D measurements of the terrain and ground cover. Specially ...


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Laser Focus on Accuracy in BXP: USIBD LOA & LOD

In 2015, USIBD published the first version of the Level of Accuracy (LOA) document, along with an RFP and an RFQ template, and a 3D Imaging Specification. These are the first standards written for documenting existing conditions, and have all been received with great enthusiasm. The LOA ...

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Recent Articles from the LIDAR Mag team...

Roland Mangold 
From The Editor: FAA Finalizes Rules for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Roland Mangold - Finally, the big news from the feds that everyone has been waiting for as DOT and FAA Finalize Rules for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems with disruptive implications for the surveying, mapping and remote sensing professions. Regulations will create new opportunities for business and ...

Mary Jo Wagner 
A Crowning Achievement: Mary Jo Wagner - For decades, the high-mountain regions of Nepal have been caught in a perpetual catch-22. The small populations of these remote, isolated areas depend nearly exclusively on local natural resources for their livelihoods, yet they have to exploit those same resources in order to have roofs over their heads, heat their homes ...

Eric Andelin 
Want to Practice Photogrammetry in Florida, You Gotta Be a Surveyor!: Eric Andelin - I love living in Florida, the weather, the beaches, the attitude, and the Hockey...Go Bolts! These are all great reasons to pack your bags, leave your coats and ice scrapers behind and head on down to join us in preretirement. However, there are also negatives to living in Florida. It ...

LiDAR Magazine Staff 
Points & Pixels: LiDAR Magazine Staff - 3D Laser Mapping Launches New Multiplatform Mapping System. The new platform, named ROBIN... scan 3D--3D Scanning and Reverse Engineering. We cooperate with research centers in Poland, companies in the USA and Norway... Luxury and History in 3D Major projects such as the $29B navy ship building contract and $2B offshore ...



LIDAR Magazine - Volume 6, Number 5 (July/August)
• Traffic Monitoring via UAV  • Points & Pixels  • Photogrammetry Licensing  • UAS Compliance  • 3D Education  • Scanning Antarctica  • 3D Real-Time  • Mapping in Nepal  • FEMA  • Transportation  • Laser Focus ...and more!

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LIDAR Magazine - Volume 6, Number 4 (June)
• Physical Scale-models  • Points & Pixels  • Airports  • Landfill Surveys  • Data Fusion  • Geospatial SLAM  • 3D Real-Time  • Floodplain Management  • PhoDAR  • Partly Cloudy  • Laser Focus ...and more!

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LIDAR Magazine - Volume 6, Number 3 (May)
• SPAR 3D  • Points & Pixels  • Calibration  • Topographic Engineers  • 3D Modeling  • Crossing a Bridge  • Urban Forestry  • Mobile Mapping  • Random Points  • Why We Suck ...and more!

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Bluesky Aerial Laser Maps Reveal WWI Battle of the Somme Secrets
Augmented Reality at INTERGEO
Woolpert Dispatches Drones to Mitigate, Predict Landslides
RIEGL is Attending and Presenting at Conferences this August
Orbit GT and Soluciones Geoinformaticas, Colombia Sign Reseller Agreement
3D Recording, Documentation and Management in Cultural Heritage
AirGon Revolutionizes Drone Data Extraction
USACE St. Louis District Awards Dewberry Five-Year Contract
A Look Around the UAS Boom Industry at interaerial SOLUTIONS
RIEGL Laser Scanners Used in Forensics and Accident Reconstruction
Orbit GT Launches New Responsive Website
Velodyne LiDAR's HDL-32E 3D Sensor, Hi-Tech Robotic Systemz's Novus Drive Debuts
Bluesky Photomaps Help Assess Risk from Trees on Popular English Holiday Island
INTERGEO TV in July?Smart Cities a Key Topic in the Geo Industry
Velodyne LiDAR Announces Partnership with Dibotics
USIBD 2016 Symposium, Call for Presentations, Deadline Extended
Vexcel Imaging and Orbit GT sign Reseller Agreement
VRMesh v9.2 Release Added Curb Fitting for LiDAR Data and UAV Images
RIEGL USA to Attend and Present at JABLTCX
Blue Marble to Showcases at the ISPRS Congress
2G Robotics, NOAA, and OARS Collaborate to Document Historical American Shipwrecks
RIEGL is Attending and Presenting at Conferences this July
RIEGL USA to Attend 2016 MAPPS Summer Conference
Drone2Map 1.0 for ArcGIS Now Available
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    INTERGEO 2016: Hamburg, Germany, Oct 11-13

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    Digitization permeates all areas of government, economy and society. BIG DATA, DIGITAL CONSTRUCTION and SMART CITIES therefore mark the key topics of this year's INTERGEO.


    This section is an update about LiDAR conferences, training, seminars, webinars and other relevant events. Feel free to make a suggestion for future consideration.

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

    INTERGEO 2016: Oct 11-13, Hamburg, DE

    USIBD 2016 Symposium: Oct 16 - Oct 17, Atlanta, GA

    Commercial UAV Expo: Oct 31 - Nov 2, Las Vegas, NV

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