July 25, 2014

Point Cloud Engines

These stories explore the software used to manipulate the point clouds gathered by laser scanners. Collecting the data is only half the battle. The next step is utilizing a point cloud engine that will allow you to turn the point clouds into useful models, fly-throughs and fly-bys, animation, or whatever other kind of deliverable the asset owners are looking for.

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International LiDAR Mapping Forum 2014 Advisory Board Announced

SPAR Point Group announced today the appointment of 10 members to the International LiDAR Mapping Forum (ILMF) 2014 Advisory Board. “We are thrilled to have such knowledgeable and experienced LiDAR professionals on our Advisory Board,” said Lisa Murray, SPAR Point Group Director. “We will work closely with them on programming and session development, including abstract vetting and approval.” ILMF will take place February 17-19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado, USA.

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Esri’s ArcGIS to serve as cloud platform for European geospatial project

Esri said it has joined the European Location Framework (ELF) project to help harmonize and share national geospatial and cadastral data across Europe for a wide range of social, environmental, and economic cross-border mapping applications.

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Open source software leverages 3D lidar data

Velodyne has introduced new open source software called VeloView for real-time visualizing and processing of 3D data from its high-definition lidar (HDL) sensors.

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Merrick & Co. to sell 'revolutionary' 3D software

Merrick & Company said Monday it signed a deal with Euclideon Pty. Ltd. to distribute its Geoverse software suite, which allows real-time visualization over the Internet of 3D point cloud datasets at full resolution, no matter the size or density.

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French rail network buys Riegl scanner to boost savings, safety

For France’s rail network operator, SNCF (Société Nationale des Chemins de fer Français), maintaining and monitoring the 58,000 kilometers of track and associated infrastructure, including crossings, platforms, marshalling yards, and signaling, can be very challenging.

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India’s $1 tril' infrastructure bet adds Autodesk's BIM software

To sustain one of the world’s fastest growing economies, India laid out a goal last year of investing $1 trillion in infrastructure by 2017.

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GIS app update features new lidar tools

Blue Marble Geographics has released an updated version of its Global Mapper software with a new extension interface for add-on applications including its COAST tool and a new lidar module for processing and analysis.

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Need GIS apps? There's a marketplace for that.

Esri, the global supplier of GIS software, Tuesday launched ArcGIS Marketplace for ArcGIS Online subscribers to search and download geospatial apps and data.

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'Future of manufacturing' opens in San Francisco

Autodesk CEO Carl Bass and San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee on Thursday officially opened the company’s new workshop on the Port of San Francisco’s Pier 9, calling it the “nerve center” of its consumer product divisions.

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Autodesk touts 3D design software subscription model

3D modeling software maker Autodesk next week is rolling out pay-as-you-go subscriptions for most of its design, engineering and entertainment suites.

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