SPAR Point Group organizes conferences and provides news and information for professionals involved in 3D imaging technologies. Our content– delivered in-person and online– gives practitioners tools and information to make better business decisions including:
- Analysis for making the business case to invest in new technologies
- Insight for evaluating, qualifying and selecting solutions and providers
- Case studies to identify industry best practices
- Information on technology breakthroughs and integration innovations
- News about industry acquisitions, mergers, collaborations and products
SPAR Point Group serves professionals in engineering, construction, architecture, manufacturing, law enforcement/security and cultural heritage who are harnessing 3D technologies to drive efficiency, boost productivity, increase quality, improve safety and mitigate project risk.
SPAR products include the online news and information site SPARPointGroup.com, SPARView weekly newsletter, webinars, reports, and conferences in the United States, Europe and Japan. Founded in 2003, SPAR Point Group was purchased by Diversified Business Communications in late 2009.
SPARPointGroup.com, produced by SPAR Editor Dan McGovern, is your one-stop location for important news about the business and technology of 3D data capture, process- laser scanning, photogrammetry, the Kinect, white light scanners, and much more. Our award-winning news stories, webinars, reports, blogs, video blogs and more, provides valuable business and marketing information to help you make informed decisions everyday. Whether you're capturing, modeling or delivering 3D data for the manufacturing - plant and process - industry; surveying; architecture, engineering, and construction (A/E/C); forensics; entertainment and gaming; historical digital preservation; or any other market now taking advantage of the benefits of 3D data applications, you'll find out about it first at SPARPointGroup.com.
SPARView is our weekly published e-newsletter, received by a growing list of more than 18,500 readers across multiple market segments. An extension of SPARPointGroup.com, SPARView makes sure that you receive all of the week's top headlines in an easily digested format that will make sure you don't miss any technological or market developments that might affect your day-to-day operations. Subscribe by becoming a member of SPARPointGroup.com now.
SPAR Point Group's annual SPAR conferences in the United States, Japan, and Europe bring together professionals to discover the latest advances and technologies in 3D data capture, processing and delivery. At the events, asset owners, engineers, technology developers and university researchers present and discuss the latest tools and techniques for using 3D technologies to drive efficiency, improve workflows, reduce project timelines, improve safety and mitigate risk.
The events encompass 3D data capture in all forms including laser scanning, LiDAR, photogrammetry and more for terrestrial, airborne, subsurface and underwater measurement. Capture methods range from static, mobile mapping, portable laser scanning, unmanned vehicles (UAVs), Kinect and more. Presentations deliver the latest solutions for point cloud processing, software integration and workflows, 3D/4D GIS, BIM, open source options and more. Visualization and delivery discussions address web sharing, augmented reality, serious gaming, asset virtualization, urban visualization and photo-realistic representation and 3D printing.
The conferences attract professionals involved in the design, construction and operation of power generation, industrial plants, offshore construction, bridges/tunnels/roads, civil infrastructure, mines, process manufacturing, automotive manufacturing, aerospace manufacturing; defense, security and law enforcement professionals; historic preservation and documentation specialists from profit and non-profit organizations as well as university research leaders.