As a professional land surveyor for 40 years, I have a first-hand understanding of the housing downturn and subsequent economic recession we have been experiencing for the past six years. At our firm, we began seeing the impact in early 2008, just one year after the peak in our business in 2007. Surveying is often […]
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3D laser surveying, or high-definition scanning, is quickly becoming the new industry standard when it comes to making precise measurements in complex environments. Construction companies use laser scans to gather precise data on site terrain, renovations and additions. Architects use them to check proposed design models against existing conditions to fine-tune their designs, and engineers […]
There is a common misconception that 3D laser scanning is a one-size-fits-all solution for every project. The truth is, this new technology is powerful – but it’s not for every surveying firm and it’s not a fit for every project. First, surveying with a scanner is not the same as with a total station or […]
Having worked many years with terrestrial lidar platforms, I have had the unique experience of watching the industry grow and expand. I have attended Leica conferences and Spar conferences in Texas and California every year since 2005 and I have been very impressed with seeing the innovations in 3D Laser data collection platforms. In this […]
In part 1 of my review of SPAR 2011 I referred to the new and fascinating innovations in software over the past year. I think probably the most important was the information from Autodesk that Revit 2012 will have a point cloud engine and many of the capabilities that other point cloud soft programs have […]
The two main focuses of the SPAR 2011 conference are education and involvement with hardware products and software products which go along with and enable/enhance 3D Laser Scanning. Generally I think that this year both of these advanced as much as I have seen since the early years in the industry. Hardware-Terrestrial Scanners Where do […]
I always look forward to the SPAR conference and this year was no exception. SPAR 2011 was held last week in Houston, Texas. For Surveyors, Engineers, Architects and lidar users and providers, this is the biggest show in America that features 3D Data capture of all kinds. As President of LandAir Surveying, it is probably […]
Winning Cases by Using Cutting Edge Digital Scanning Equipment: Taking Animation and Jury Presentations to a New Level 3D Laser Scanning is a rapidly growing technology sweeping across the nation. While the technology is relatively new, it is now being embraced by law enforcement agencies, federal crime agencies, the secret service and major police departments […]
LandAir Surveying began doing business in the 1988 by offering site and topographic surveys to the engineering and construction industry. The company originally started with two survey crews. There were fewer than ten employees and surveying services were offered in Georgia and nearby states. Over the next ten years the business expanded tremendously to include […]
I would like to thank you for the work you and your firm have done with Parsons Brinckerhoff by providing Aerial Mapping and Land Surveying services. You continue to be our first choice provider for Mapping and Surveying professional services. You have set the standard which we expect from our subs.