How to Create a 3D CAD Model Using Raw Point Cloud Data

Point cloud files are a powerful way to store and use spatial data for 3D modelling. A one-time survey of a site yields...


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Topics: point clouds,

How LiDAR is changing the world: Construction and city planning to the Amazon and Notre Dame

People outside of land surveyors don’t know much about LiDAR. If it was not for its phonetic similarity to Radar, asking...


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Topics: LiDAR,

How to solve the skills shortage in construction: innovation, automation and point clouds

Construction is a major sector within the UK economy, generating 6.7% of GDP (almost £90 billion annually) and employing...


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Topics: construction,

The most popular laser scanners for creating point clouds

Although there are a number of ways surveyors can collect the data needed to create a point cloud, laser scanners remain the...


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Topics: laser scanner,

Beyond smart cities: the state of civil engineering in 2019

Smart Cities: the catalyst

Most of the world’s cities have three things in common. They had access to fresh water, were built...


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Topics: engineering,

Bringing digital twins into the world

A digital twin is a virtual replica of a physical product or asset. An asset can range in size from a component of an aircraft...


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Topics: point clouds,

The future of computer-aided manufacturing

In the world of manufacturing, computers have always played a vital role in taking product ideas from concept to reality. The...


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Topics: engineering,

Digital engineering: what to expect from the coming decade

Digital technology is rapidly transforming engineering. What does the next decade hold?  A focus on closer collaboration,...


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Topics: engineering,

5 reasons your renovation team needs to understand reality capture technology

In the U.S., 80% of non-residential buildings are more than 20 years old, and much of the infrastructure is currently over 50...


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Topics: point clouds,

5 tech-fueled trends surveyors need to understand: top surveyor tools in 2019

The modern-day surveyor has many different tools at their disposal that previous generations couldn’t begin to imagine....


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Topics: point clouds,