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From Mining to BIM with Maptek Laser Scanning

Searching for new ways to apply existing geospatial technology is an important component in the continued growth of mature companies. By considering the universal benefits sought by every business, such as reducing operating costs while improving production, performance and profitability, applications in many new markets can be identified.

Linda Duffy
about 3 days and 15 hours ago

SPAR Keynote Compares Augmented Reality to Industrial Revolution

Revolutionary seemed to be the theme for this year’s SPAR International, which took place in Houston the first week of April.

Benita Mehta
one week and 3 days ago

Real Work Starts After UAS Rulemaking

While the FAA has released the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that provides some direction for commercial small UAS operations in the US, the regulatory environment remains challenging. Organizations wanting to prepare for commercial operations are faced with many gray areas as they attempt to build and manage UAS programs that comply with the requirements.

Linda Duffy
3 weeks and 3 days ago

Will Fisheye Lenses Work for 3D Mapping?

Fisheye lenses produce a panoramic image, useful for viewing wide areas in one picture. Due to the non-uniform resolution around the edges, fisheye imagery is not typically used for traditional mapping applications; however, as the quest for small light-weight payloads for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) continues, even cameras equipped with fisheye lenses are being considered.

Linda Duffy
one month and one day ago

Three New Trends to Watch in Mobile Data

Rapid developments in software and hardware are transforming work processes. Here’s how cost-efficient technologies streamline gathering and using geospatial information.

Alain Samaha
one month and one week ago

Geiger-Mode—The Latest and Greatest in LiDAR

The International LiDAR Mapping Forum (ILMF), held in Denver in February, is never at a loss for big announcements about groundbreaking technology, and this year was no exception. Four companies— 3DEO, Inc.; Harris Corporation; Princeton Lightwave; and Sigma Space Corporation—presented their research on different variations of Geiger-mode LiDAR systems, and Harris Corporation announced the upcoming availability of high-quality commercial geospatial data from the IntelliEarth Geospatial Solutions Geiger-mode LiDAR sensor.  

Linda Duffy
one month and 2 weeks ago

SPAR International to Spotlight Current, Emerging 3D Technology

SPAR International is the only platform-neutral conference & exhibition focused on end-to-end 3D technologies and business considerations for industrial facilities, building, architecture, and construction and civil infrastructure.

Sean Higgins
one month and 3 weeks ago

3D Modeling Improves Design-Build from Start to Finish

In many industries, 3D modeling is playing an increasingly important role in efficiency, reduced costs, safety and quality in design and construction activities. Early adopters have refined their processes and are now recognizing the long term value of realistic, accurate models before, during and after the construction phase, which includes ongoing facilities management and maintenance. By extending the applications to include more derivative products, the initial cost of scanning and modeling is distributed more widely and the return on investment increases.

Linda Duffy
one month and 4 weeks ago

FAA Proposes Regulations for Commercial Small UAS Use

The FAA proposed a framework of regulations this week that would allow routine use of certain small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in today’s aviation system, while maintaining flexibility to accommodate future technological innovations.

Benita Mehta
2 months and 5 days ago

When Will Self-Driving Cars Become Mainstream?

Although Google’s driverless car continues to be road tested with some impressive results, and research firms like Boston Consulting Group estimate that the first commercial driverless cars could appear in 2017, with more widespread adoption coming a decade later, there are still significant issues that must be worked out before driverless cars can take to the road with an acceptable level of risk.

Mary Shacklett
2 months and one week ago