Hello SPARView readers!

So, there’s a new patent just approved for an aerial imaging technology that enables real-time sensor fusion. The invention is a new design for remote sensor arrays, and it appears set to usher in a new generation of mobile, miniaturized, multi-purpose 3D geoimaging sensor applications for oil & gas, mapping, and healthcare, to name a few.

Here’s a kicker: the invention can lead to an array of remote imaging sensors that “may lessen or eliminate the need for orthophotographic techniques [i.e. orthorectification], depending upon the application.” Read more about U.S. Patent 8,471,907 here.

Here’s more of today’s headlines:

Can 3D imaging help shipyards survive global slump?

AVEVA says scan data of ‘as-operating’ vessel cuts costs, time out of service for refits, conversions

Intermap posts higher Q2 sales, lower profits

Southeast Asian mapping contract boosts Q2 sales

Save the date for International LiDAR Mapping Forum 2014!
February 17-19, 2014
Hyatt Regency Denver
Denver Colorado

Hexagon AB cuts debt, eyes expansion opportunities

Leica parent co. posts strong Q2 cash flow as U.S., China demand heats up

3D printer maker’s stock continues to hit record prices

f you had any doubts about mainstream adoption of 3D printing, take a look at Stratasys’ results:

Topcon’s Q1 sales boost turns profit

Global positioning technology firm to launch GNSS receiver with advanced tracking technology for Asian market, and world’s smallest auto steering system

Well, as we head into the dog days of summer, many of us are lining up travel plans for various 3D measurement and imaging conferences and trade shows around the world. Of course, we’ll be hosting our first SPAR Europe 3D Measurement & Imaging Conference and European LiDAR Mapping Forum in Amsterdam from Nov. 11-13. I hope to see many of you there!

So, what are your industry travel plans for the fall? Has the 3D imaging industry’s rapid march toward mainstream changed how you and your company place a value on certain industry events? Are certain events more relevant now, others less? Let me know what industry events you’ll be attending, and why. Feel free to give me a call at 207-842-5676 or drop me a line via email anytime.


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