Category Archives: Lidar/Imaging

This image of a plan deliverable conveys that scanning is not just about interesting scan images; it has progressed to valuable client deliverables. Credit: Delta Engineers, Architects, and Land Surveyors.

GeoDude1: The Adoption Status of Laser Scanning Today, Part 1

This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series May 2017By Geoffrey Jacobs Note from the editor in chief: In 2006 when I began at this magazine’s predecessor, Professional Surveyor, Geoff Jacobs was already an established 3D scanning columnist, trusted as an industry specialist and read regularly by our subscribers. He’s a significant leader...

This large, cart-style GSSI GPR unit is mounted on a vehicle for sampling at reasonably high speeds.

HyperStacking GPR

This entry is part 7 of 7 in the series April 2017A new technology shows promise for enabling users to see deeper targets and operate in noisy conditions. By Jeffrey Feigin, PhD Editor’s Note: The field of ground-penetrating radar (GPR) is experiencing a new wave of development. For many of our readers, first impressions of...

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Leveraging Point Clouds

This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series April 2017Above: This image illustrates the transition from point clouds to modeled deliverables. These non-BIM solids were later used for com-putational fluid dynamics analysis to ensure proper airflow throughout the room. Three ways you can derive value from point clouds past the pre-design phase. By...

Geoff Jacobs tries out DAT/EM's VR tool at SPAR 2017

Three Trends at SPAR International 2017

 I’ve attended SPAR every year since its inception in 2004, always while working for a vendor for 3D laser scanning products. This year, sporting my new xyHt shirt, I viewed the event from a different perspective. Let me preface this “review” by noting that I did not do a complete walk-around of each vendor’s booth;...

AXIS GeoSpatial has recently added a Piper Navajo to its fleet of aircraft.

15 Years of Growth at AXIS GeoSpatial

This entry is part 3 of 7 in the series Heights april 2017AXIS GeoSpatial provides more applications from one mapping effort. Easton, Maryland-based AXIS GeoSpatial LLC provides geospatial data and solutions to federal, state, and local government agencies and private sector firms, especially aerial mapping services. Heights talked with Erica Insley, marketing director for the...

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Ocean Business 2017

Last week, April 4th – 6th, one of the largest gatherings for the offshore industry took place, Ocean Business, in Southampton, UK. The bi-annual event is a large deal for the maritime industry. When I say large, I actually mean huge; there are over 350 exhibitors from 26 countries and 166 training and demonstration workshops...