Tag Archives: SLAM

Trends in Terrestrial Laser Scanning

Within the domain of lidar/remote sensing technologies, terrestrial laser scanning is currently the most widely adopted. Mapping drones have quickly become popular, but terrestrial laser scanning is used for more types of mapping and as-built survey applications. Other airborne (photogrammetry and lidar) and vehicle-mounted mobile scanning/mapping systems are also widely used, but there are far...

Handheld vs terrestrial lidar for building documentation

Sponsored by Paracosm Above: nmcn’s final CAD model as generated from PX-80 data. The 3D model is situated in the topographical point cloud data. Are these new tools accurate enough? Handheld mobile lidar scanners have gained market share in recent years by offering faster capture in GPS-denied indoor environments, easier documentation workflows for large, complex spaces,...

6D SLAM

An indoor spatial intelligence start-up from Germany is pushing the BIM industry forward through a combo of navigation and visualization. The line of people at the Intergeo Trade Fair in Frankfurt, Germany, waiting to get their hands on the NavVis M6 was long. Where everyone was on the lookout for the latest geospatial products on...

How SLAM scanning helps AkitaBox make FM a no-brainer for its customers

Sponsored How handheld 3D scanning enabled one company to capture large assets with unprecedented efficiency Like many new 3D technologies, AkitaBox’s facility management (FM) software was born when someone started asking questions about the accepted way of doing things. When co-founder Josh Lowe explains the genesis of AkitaBox, he talks about how he used to...

Hui Li

Hui Li

Principal Research Engineer, Autodesk California, USA If you haven’t seen the impacts of artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics in your geospatial work, you soon will—talented and dedicated scientists like Hui Li are busy making that a reality. An R&D team lead in the office of the chief technology officer at Autodesk, Hui is a PhD...

Finnish startup IndoorAtlas uses a building’s magnetic distortions, a floorplan, and a smartphone’s magnetometer for indoor location.

Indoor Positioning

The next frontier in personal navigation poses both limits and promise. Imagine that you’re disembarking from an airplane at Chicago O’Hare airport. You have a connection to Seattle for an important customer meeting. Your smartphone begins to buzz; you’re informed that your connecting flight is pre-boarding. But you’re not worried. Your smartphone provides indoor directions...