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Welcome! It's been a couple weeks since SPAR 3D and I am still following up... This year's event was outstanding. The big take-away for me is that the construction industry is virtually at full employment and the bottom line is that any infrastructure investment will seriously tax labor resources of most construction and engineering firms. The only solution is technology which has been sorely lacking in the construction industry. 3D tech, BIM, VDC and drones will play a major role in addressing our failing infrastructure and lack of trained personnel.

In the mean-time, LIDAR Magazine will continually work to inform, inspire and educate. We have a great issue in store for you, scroll down for more...

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..

High Eye Aerial Imaging Acquired by Alta Vista

High Eye Aerial Imaging, based in Wasaga Beach, Ontario serves as the area's source for unmanned aerial vehicle surveying, providing mapping of remote sites, aerial surveys, volumetric calculations, digital elevation modeling, and many other services has recently been acquired by Alta Vista Ventures Ltd., based in Vancouver, B.C. Alta Vista recognized High Eye's professionalism and high ethical standards and for operating in the ...


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

New Mobile Scanning System vMS3D for Vehicles

Viametris, a leader in mobile scanning technology announced at Spar 3D in Houston the introduction of their new Mobile Scanning System for Vehicles - vMS3D. The Mobile Mapping system is dedicated to outdoors, roads and urban areas utilizing unique technology for localization ...

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Sponsored by Harris Corporation

Geiger-mode LiDAR enables the collection of data at higher resolutions and from higher elevations than traditional linear LiDAR - so one collect can be used for multiple purposes. After two decades of providing the U.S. Government with this data, Harris now offers Geiger-mode LiDAR data and products to commercial organizations and civil governments.

Watch our video to see how you can benefit from Geiger-mode LiDAR.


Recent Articles from the LIDAR Mag team...

Kevin Corbley 
16 Tips to Enhance the Speed and Quality of Your Project: Kevin Corbley - Industrial plants may be the most challenging spaces for 3D scanning and modeling service providers to work. Not only are the spaghetti-like pipe runs and sagging conduits difficult to document precisely, the crowded and sometimes hazardous spaces in which they are located can test ....

Larry Trojak 
British Columbia Engineering Firm - a Whole New Level: Larry Trojak - When you are an engineering firm located in a relatively small-town in British Columbia--nearly 500 km from the closest major metropolitan area--the odds are somewhat stacked against you. To compete and thrive, you have to choose your work wisely, you have to plan on doing more than your share ...

Chuck Knox 
Using LiDAR as an Oil and Natural Gas Exploration Tool: Chuck Knox - Does the upward propagation of faults, fractures and sub surface features create an expression on the surface of the earth? Faults, fractures and sub surface features buried in many cases thousands of feet below the surface of the earth are very important to the petroleum geologist. Faulting can create ...

Jeff Cozart 
The Effectiveness of Drone-Based LiDAR: Jeff Cozart - Aerial LiDAR surveys have become a mainstay on most worksites in mining, oil & gas, and heavy construction. LiDAR is making improvements in terrain mapping and growing in popularity for hydrology, geomorphology, site planning, landscape ecology, and volumetric calculations. By producing highly accurate elevation data ...

Lewis Graham 
Random Points: Root Cause Analysis: Lewis Graham - I recently attended a transportation conference and sat in on a talk given by some GIS graduate students. The subject of the talk was generating predictive driving data based on real time inputs from GNSS-equipped cargo trucks. The idea was to improve transport efficiency over the monitored segment (about 40 km) by ...

Ken Smerz 
The Business of Laser Scanning: The Right Target for Growth: Ken Smerz - The 3d imaging world, as new as it is, has many companies in search of the right target audience to fund growth--and ideally, to provide recurring revenue. Do you really know what types of businesses can best fuel your growth? Who your ideal target client is? And who should you avoid altogether? I'm going ...


Sponsored by Riegl

The new ultra high performance, fully integrated and calibrated Dual Channel Airborne Mapping System RIEGL VQ-1560i is well prepared for fulfilling the challenging demands of even complex airborne mapping missions. Based on RIEGL's sophisticated waveform processing LiDAR technology, the system is capable of online waveform processing as well as full or smart waveform recording, resulting in unsurpassed information content on each single target.



LIDAR Magazine - Volume 7, Number 2 (Mar/April)
• Understanding  • Points & Pixels  • Industrial Plants  • British Columbia  • Oil and Natural Gas  • Juniper Unmanned  • Geometric Accuracy  • Hydroelectric  • NEEA  • Root Cause  • Right Target ...

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LIDAR Magazine - Volume 7, Number 1 (Jan/Feb)
• 3DEP for Infrastructure  • Points & Pixels  • Embracing New Tech  • Breaklines  • Aerial LiDAR  • ASPRS and ProfDev  • Indoor Mobile Mapping  • Mobile Tools  • Civil Engineering Chronicles & Future Tech ...

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New generation of solid-state LiDAR sensors

LeddarVu is an advanced LiDAR platform that combines the benefits of a lightweight and compact architecture with superior performance, all-weather robustness, affordability and ease of integration.

With several fields-of-view configurations available, LeddarVu is the best LiDAR sensing platform for applications such as drone navigation, advanced traffic monitoring systems or unmanned vehicles collision avoidance.


Trumbull Unmanned Using SimActive for Emergency Response
Pointfuse Point Cloud Software Transforms Design of Construction in London
High Eye Aerial Imaging Acquired by Alta Vista Ventures
Viametris Introduces New Mobile Scanning System vMS3D for Vehicles
SPAR 3D Expo & Conference Announces Live Demonstrations at Event
Commercial UAV Expo Releases a Series of Free Reports
Woolpert PRS Leader to Head Council on ASPRS Board
PrecisionPoint Hires sUAS Pilot to Enhance and Expand 3D Reality Capture Services
TCarta Marine, DHI and DigitalGlobe to Unveil Off-the-Shelf Bathymetric Data Portal
uGRIDD Releases Scan2Map
Introducing Polaris ó Next-Generation Terrestrial Laser Scanner
Dewberry to Perform Lidar Analysis for Four South Carolina Counties
EarthSense Systems Computer Models Impact of Trees on Urban Air Pollution
SimActive and Tianlifa Launch Integrated UAV Solution
SBG Systems to Announce a New Generation of the Ekinox Series Inertial Sensors
Bluesky to 3D Laser Map Environmental Features in Ireland
Interaerial Solutions Part of INTERGEO
SPAR 3D & AEC Science & Tech Event to Co-locate in 2018 in Anaheim
Launch of INTERGEO 2017: Topics That Get the Geo-IT Sector Noticed
Global Mapper SDK and LiDAR Module SDK v18.1 Released
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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.

    GEOINT Symposium: June 4-7, San Antonio, Texas

    HxGN Live: June 13-16, Las Vegas, Nevada

    Esri Imaging & Mapping Forum: July 7-10, San Diego, California

    MAPPS Summer Conference: July 23-27, Colorado Springs, Colorado

    INTERGEO 2017: September 26-28, Berlin, Germany

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