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Houston, we have lift-off.. SPAR 2012 is in full swing. Where to begin? In addition to breaking previous records this year's event has exceeded most expectations. The keynotes were well attended with experts discussing the ability of laser scanning to better understand fossils, how 3D printing is going to change the way we live and why the cloud is the future platform for 3D data management. It's challenging to take it all in, but we'll do our best over the coming days.
If you're in Houston and would like to meet, drop me a line. Print copies of our latest magazine were distributed yesterday—click the cover to the left for the digital edition or scroll down for individual articles. Copies will reach all subscribers shortly. Between now and then, keep an eye on the blog for a steady stream of updates.
Best regards,
Gene Roe, LS, PE, PhD
Managing Editor
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New Articles from Vol 2, No 3...
 
From the Editor: The Pace of Change
Welcome to the SPAR 2012 edition of LiDAR Magazine. In addition to our digital version, in case you prefer we are also now available in print. If you would like to have it mailed, it's easy to subscribe on our website. Once again, many thanks to our hard working team and to you ....
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Bailey 
Mobile Mapping: Fact, Fiction, or Fad?
If the question "What is mobile mapping and when did it start?" was asked to ten different people in the geospatial industry, it would likely solicit ten different answers. This is because everyone shares different opinions of what mobile mapping truly is and how it began. There are ....
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McLeod 
Revealing the Secrets of Stonehenge Through 3D Digital Modelling
n a major project for English Heritage, survey specialists Greenhatch Group used laser scanning, digital photogrammetry and Geomagic Studio 3D imaging and modelling software to create a 3D digital model of the 5000 years-old Stonehenge World Heritage Site in unprecedented detail ....
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Cheves 
Connecting the Dots—An Interview with Tom Greaves
At a commencement speech at Stanford University in 2005, Steve Jobs told the students, "... you can't connect the dots looking forward, you can only connect them looking backwards." He was referring to the fact that he had dropped out of college, but had learned about the beauty ....
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Tuck 
Logistic Planning for High Accuracy Survey with a Helicopter
"Failure to Plan" is a "Plan to Fail". I have been told this all my life and it is no more evident than when you need to complete a series of LiDAR missions that are spread over a large geographic area. This article is about the planning and the execution that went into a series of ....
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Brainard 
Thinking Beyond Our Senses—Mobile Lidar 2D/3D/4D Interoperability
If we look out a window our visual perspective of the world is a 3 dimensional relationship, however, our ability to sense so many more tangible dynamics that are in play are what lead us to better decision making. The warmth of the sun, trees gently blowing in the breeze ....
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Faro 
FARO User Conference
The FARO user conference was excellent, in part because of the outstanding line-up of speakers. With nearly 300 attendees (more than expected), the first annual event was an unqualified success. In his Introduction to 3D Documentation, FARO's Chief Technology ....
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Morris 
It's About Time
Terrestrial Mobile LiDAR Scanning, otherwise referred to as mobile mapping, is an effective tool helping DOTs, engineers and surveyors contend with our aging transportation infrastructure. Mobile mapping platforms collect millions of range measurements on roadways and surrounding ....
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