Category Archives: BIM

Working in the TBM access trench, a team uses a total station and handheld controller for automated measurement and data analysis.

Grand Surveying in Grand Paris

Advanced solutions for tunneling and monitoring keep Europe’s largest transportation expansion project on track All photos taken prior to introduction of COVID-19 distancing guidelines Paris is grand—and getting much grander. One of the most visited—and loved—cities in the world, The City of Light began the Grand Paris initiative in 2007 with the goal of keeping...

Point cloud processing in EdgeWise database with extracted elements from the point cloud database overlaid to the point cloud. Lower left: Point cloud processing into EdgeWise database with extracted elements from the point cloud database only.

The Scan-to-BIM Process: Capture and Extraction

AECOM professionals adopt an integrated approach to best leverage the most current digital technology tools. With many aspects of the nation’s infrastructure reaching the end of its as-designed life, and with the purchasing power of construction dollars continuing to be stretched, developing systematic processes for determining the most cost-effective infrastructure investment strategy is critical. “Scan-to-BIM”...

Update: GeoBIM and 3D GeoInfo Conference

EuroSDR is a not-for-profit organization linking national mapping and cadastral agencies with research institutes and universities in Europe for the purpose of applied research in spatial data provision, management and delivery. Over the last few years they have ran several projects, one of particular interest being in the use of BIM (building information modeling) and geo-data in...

Christoph Hinte

Doers: Christoph Hinte

Christoph Hinte on 25 years at Intergeo Christoph Hinte is the organizer of INTERGEO, the world’s biggest annual geospatial trade fair and conference. As CEO of HINTE Expo & Conference, he has been involved in the development and strategy of INTERGEO events since in 1995. Hinte tells xyHt why this year’s event, October 13 to...

Everything you ever wanted to know about Mobile Mapping

Explaining the tools and technology behind mobile mapping devices for experienced laser scanning professionals looking to make the jump to this new technology. In its short life, the market for 3D as-built documentation technology has seen considerable innovation. Among the myriad new tools to hit this market, nothing has changed the way we capture buildings...

LightYX’s Beamer One projects laser lines from blueprints on to the con-struction site, giving crews highly accu-rate guidance and greatly facilitating communi-cation on changes to all stakeholders.

Seeing the Light: Laser Accuracy with LightXY

On a construction site, cement and concrete finishers, carpenters, framers, electricians, plumbers, flooring installers, and other trades people spend a lot of time taking measurements and interpreting blueprints before they can even start any of the specialized tasks they are trained and paid to perform. Until recently, it was not possible to project the blueprints...