by SPAR Point Group staff
Global 3D printing industry revenue from additive manufacturing products and services were $2.2 billion last year, up 28.6 percent over 2011, according to an annual industry report by consulting group Wohlers Associates.
I have previously written about how one palaeontologist is using 3D scanning and printing to interest a new generation in Africa's fascinating fossil records. Now another, even more dusty, scientific discipline is getting the 3D treatment: taxonomy, defined as the practice and science of classification of organisms. Taxonomy is one of those disciplines that instantly makes you think of old men in tweed jackets looking at jars full of preserved insects. A team from the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR) in Greece is aiming to change that perception and drag taxonomy kicking and screaming into the brave new 3D world.
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is the process of aligning spatial data (layers that are shape files polygons, points, etc.) to an image file such as an historical map, satellite image, or aerial photograph.