Light Detection and Ranging is remote sensing that measures properties of targets through point clouds.


Chiroptera II is LiDAR solution for topographic mapping

LEICA GEOSYSTEMS and Airborne Hydrography AB announced the availability of CHIROPTERA II, an innovative LiDAR solution for topographic mapping and shallow water surveying in depths of up to 49 feet. 

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Trimble airborne LiDAR additions

 TRIMBLE announced two new additions to its airborne LiDAR portfolio. The Trimble AX60i and AX80 are highly capable, versatile systems that meet the demands of aerial survey operators for corridor and wide area mapping projects.  

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The VUX-1 by RIEGL

RIEGL developed a survey-grade unmanned aircraft system (UAS) LiDAR sensor, the VUX-1.

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Extracting 3D Models from 2D Photos

Many people are searching for new ways to generate 3D models. A new software project called 3-Sweep, under development at an Israeli university, is making it easy to create 3D models from a single 2D photograph.

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Technology Experts Offer Predictions for 2014

Experts with technology companies looked back at 2013’s technological breakthroughs and offered insight into technologies and infrastructure changes they expect to see in 2014. The year promises to be a big one with new and developing technology, better public engagement and innovative building processes.

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Denver Airport Project Takes Flight Thanks to BIM

Building information technology helped an airport’s redevelopment program take flight. Thanks to BIM and the efforts of HNTB, the Denver International Airport Hotel and Transit Center project has overcome any turbulence and smoothed out rough edges.

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MAPPS Honors Top-Flight Work by Geospatial Firms

For the seventh year, the Management Association for Private Photogrammetric Surveyors (MAPPS) the national association of private sector geospatial firms, honored top-flight work in the geospatial community.
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Optech to Host International Terrestrial Laser Scanning User Meeting

LiDAR, scanning experts will meet on June 12-13 in Rome.

LiDAR, scanning experts will meet on June 12-13 in Rome.

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Riegl Unveils UAS LiDAR Sensor

VUX-1 can handle emerging surveying solutions

VUX-1 can handle emerging surveying solutions

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New ASPRS Director to Speak at ILMF

Hauck will discuss the future of imaging and geospatial information

New ASPRS executive director will discuss the future of imaging and geospatial information

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SPAR International 2013

The 10th annual event took place April 15 - 18 at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs. The conference brings together professionals from around the world to discover the latest advances and technologies in 3D data capture, processing and delivery.



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HxGN Live

More than 3,500 attendees from more than 70 countries attended HxGN Live, the annual Hexagon AB user conference, at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on June 3-6. About 450 keynotes and panel discussions were held, and several companies from around the world exhibited their geospatial products. Here are a few snapshots from the event.


POB October 2014 Cover

2014 October

In this October 2014 issue of POB, we explore cities across Europe pursuing new sustainable energy policies. Also, read how 3D laser scanning produces a winning topographic survey for a high school football field and running track.

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