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

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

Phase-based 3D Mobile Laser Scanning System

MDL’s Dynascan HD100 is a complete GNSS/INS mobile scanning system and comes complete with all operating accessories, computer and software. It utilises an ‘off the shelf’ FARO Focus3D phase-based scanner, making a Dynascan HD100 pod all that is needed to adapt the Focus3D unit (in minutes) to perform mobile scanning tasks at speeds up to 70 mph (102 kph) with a 300° field of view. Existing FARO customers already appreciate the price/performance advantages of the Terrestrial (Tripod Mounted) Focus3D scanners with a maximum vertical scan speed of 97 hz and +/- 2 mm accuracy at up to one million points... (read more)
2012-04-30 12:00:00

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

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

'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

Ultra-compact Polygon Scanners for High-speed Laser Scanning

Precision Laser Scanning, based in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA, has announced its Gecko series of ultra-compact polygon scanners. Geckos have the motor polygon assembly mounted directly to the control board and the size of the control board has been drastically reduced with application-specific ICs. High efficiency allows use without a bulky heat sink. A complete motor polygon assembly with controller can be made with a footprint smaller than a credit card. Faster and more powerful lasers require faster scan rates. Polygon scanners are 10 to 100 times faster than galvanometer scanners. However, polygon scanners, with their controllers, can be very bulky making... (read more)
2016-04-18 10:32:02

3D Laser Scanning Generates Photo-real CG Cars

A combination of high dynamic range imagery and 3D laser scanning generates a virtual version of the environment, producing 100%-realistic computer graphics (CG) renderings. The Mill, a renowned VFX and creative content studio headquartered in London, UK, has now taken this a step further, developing a bespoke BLACKBIRD AR application that allows the intended vehicle to be viewed in CG, tracked live over the rig on location. Watch the video to learn more!   The Mill BLACKBIRD from The Mill on Vimeo. (read more)
2016-06-29 10:53:38

Webinar on Laser Scanning and 3D Modeling

Faro is to host a webinar on laser scanning and 3D modeling for the process industry on 17th September 2009 at 2pm (GMT). In this webinar Product Manager Laser Scanner Oliver Bürkler will show the basics on how to model typical objects in the process industry like pipelines, equipment and structural steel using the RealityLINx software from INOVx.     The session will start with a short introduction on how to prepare scan data within FARO Scene. Then it will be demonstrated how to import the data into RealityLINx Model to create as-built CAD data from your point clouds.  ... (read more)
2009-08-19 08:53:49

British Embassy to Host Laser Scanning Forum in Chile

The British Embassy in Chile will play host to a showcase of the latest developments and technical innovations in laser scanning. Organised through UK Trade and Investment, the forum will feature demonstrations of the laser scanning monitoring system SiteMonitor as well as mobile handheld rapid laser mapping system ZEB1. With support from UK-based 3D Laser Mapping and SiteMonitor Systems as well as local surveying specialists GEOCOM, the one-day event will take place on 25 March 2014 in Santiago. Carlos Escudero, co-founder of Santiago based GEOCOM, commented that surveying, geotechnical measurements and geodesy are thriving industries in Chile and the recent... (read more)
2014-02-26 10:36:30
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