Since 1990, 185 New Yorkers had lost their lives along Queens Boulevard — most of them pedestrians — and Mayor Bill de Blasio decided it was time to stop this so-called “Boulevard of Death” from killing again.
Patrick Crawford and Scott Confer stood on a sidewalk in the West Bottoms of Kansas City, Mo. and waited as the laser from their LiDAR scanner whorled and churned, capturing millions of data points and high-resolution photos of a large, nine-story brick building.
Last year, my traditional Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends was replaced with a trip to Salzburg, Austria, to attend and participate at the Capturing Reality Forum, a technical conference focused on 3D, laser scanning and LiDAR technologies.
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.