Engineering to ‘Bridge the Gap’ on Laser Scanning

It is no secret that where large-scale major investment is concerned in the current economic climate, infrastructure is a serious front-runner. As one component of a multi-pronged assault on rectifying the UK’s extensive debt crisis, the British government has pledged billions of pounds to the preservation and vast improvement of the country’s arterial infrastructure systems in the hope of kick-starting the country’s long-term economic growth. With high-profile projects such as HS2 and Crossrail at the vanguard of the GBP36billion major infrastructure investment plan, the subject of national infrastructure was one of 2014’s hot topics.  Opti-cal, a supplier of land survey and... (read more)
2015-01-15 09:56:55

New Partnership to Develop Advanced Laser Scanning Technology

CartoConsult recently signed a joint venture agreement with Proteus to develop and promote the use of the latest laser scanning technology. As new systems such as handheld mobile mappers, UAV-mounted sensors and even vehicle guidance systems are launched to market, the partnership will assess their application for real-world projects in a diverse range of industry sectors. The partnership includes completing field tests and developing best-practice references. With the joint venture between CartoConsult and Proteus, both companies aim to provide a complete solution for clients, initially within the architectural, engineering and property development sectors using a handheld mobile mapping system. By working... (read more)
2015-12-30 11:38:53

International Forum for Lidar and 3D Laser Scanning Experts

The International Lidar Mapping Forum, which will be held on 11-13 February 2013 in Colorado, Denver, USA, features a three-day technical conference and exhibition focused on airborne and bathymetric Lidar, with a particular emphasis on mobile mapping systems. This international event offers an opportunity to learn about the latest advances in technology and hear about industry changes and developments first-hand from industry experts. Participants can find out more about data capture systems, data fusion/classification and processing techniques and the increasing integration of key technologies, and listen to case studies highlighting actual experiences and lessons learnt. Running alongside the conference is... (read more)
2012-12-18 11:46:53

Topographic Laser Ranging and Scanning: Principles and Processing

  Compiled by editors Jie Shan and Charles K. Toth, this newly published book provides a comprehensive and in-depth treatment of Lidar as an accurate, direct method for 3D geo-data collection of urban and forested areas. A total of 29 authors, mostly European and North American academics, contribute to the nineteen chapters. Chapters 1 and 4 treat the fundamentals of ‘Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation', laser ranging and laser sensor calibration. As technologies rapidly evolve, these detailed descriptions of contemporary airborne Lidar systems and terrestrial laser scanners (Chapters 2 and 3 respectively) may soon lose currency. It may... (read more)
2011-07-25 04:27:13

Mobile Laser Scanning System for French Railway Mapping Project

SNCF, the national French railway society, has taken delivery of a RIEGL VMX-450-RAIL intended for the sole purpose of railway mapping. The complete scanning platform can be either installed onto a mounting rack at the rear of a wagon or right into the engine cart. The main tasks of railway mapping include georeferencing railway infrastructure, clearance monitoring in order to detect natural obstacles like vegetation, or determining infrastructural limits for special-load transportation. Other applications of railway scanning include track and base terrain inspection, as well as supervision and registration of changes in train station structures, such as thresholds between platforms... (read more)
2013-09-13 09:26:44

Major Update of RIEGL’s Terrestrial Laser Scanning Software

RIEGL has released a major update to its terrestrial laser scanning software suite of RiSCAN PRO, RiMINING and RiSOLVE. The latest terrestrial laser scanning software suite update includes a number of key upgrades featuring the new RIEGL Point Cloud Database (RDB 2.0), which provides new and advanced point cloud capabilities. With this upgrade, it is now possible to visualise and manage massive files, hundreds of scans and billions of points simultaneously with a new level of detail. These new features enable massive point clouds to be visualised, with the added advantage of providing the user with the ability to instantly toggle between... (read more)
2016-01-29 09:24:51

3D Modelling of a Gold Mine Using Laser Scanning

The Digital Mine
A gold mine in China’s Shandong Province is the country’s first underground mine to use 3D laser scanning. During a one-year project, 20km of major tunnels were scanned and the point clouds processed. The resulting ‘digital mine’ enables better planning and designing, checking of production quantities and monitoring of tunnelling and mining machines, as well as improved safety. The authors describe how laser scanning has been used for 3D modelling of a gold mine. China’s key gold deposits are located in Shandong Province, where the region’s largest producing mine is operated by the Shandong Gold Group (SGG), a state-owned enterprise... (read more)
2013-12-16 02:23:48

'Innovations in 3D': International Platform for Laser Scanning Experts

Experts in laser scanning from around the world recently came together to witness the latest technical innovations and solutions at a one-day event in London, UK. Organised by 3D Laser Mapping in collaboration with University College London (UCL), the event called ‘Innovations in 3D’ attracted more than 100 interested professionals. Featuring presentations from Stuart Robson, professor in Laser Scanning at UCL, as well as representatives from 3D Laser Mapping, including executive chairman and founder Dr Graham Hunter, the packed agenda also included hands on sessions and the launch of the latest mobile mapping solution.   It was great to see... (read more)
2013-07-29 01:29:29

Laser Scanning Experts to Gather at 'Innovations in 3D'

Experts in laser scanning from around the world will come together to showcase the latest technical innovations and solutions at a one-day conference in London, UK. The free-to-attend event, organised by 3D Laser Mapping in collaboration with University College London (UCL), will feature presentations from Stuart Robson, professor in Laser Scanning at UCL, and slope stability specialist Dr Ashraf Afana from the UK's Durham University. The packed agenda also features representatives from 3D Laser Mapping including executive chairman and  founder Dr Graham Hunter and from partner organisations such as IGI Systems’  head of Research and Development, Dr Jens Kremer and... (read more)
2013-06-28 08:30:00

Laser Scanning Company's New Name Marks Business Evolution

South African geospatial services company Geomatica will continue under a new name. The company has re-launched as GeoM following a major evolution in its business. Specialised both in airborne and terrestrial laser scanning projects, it has made a significant investment in new laser scanning hardware, recruited experienced professionals and undergone a complete marketing makeover. GeoM is responding to market demands in southern Africa for an end-to-end service provider with experience in all aspects of data capture, processing and delivery. Newly appointed CEO Dean Polley commented that both domestic and international markets were changing rapidly, and the company could no longer... (read more)
2013-03-07 10:30:14
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