• Mobile LiDAR and its use for Curve Analysis

    Maraliese Beveridge

    Have you ever wondered who sets the traffic speed limit on a roadway curve sign? You know, the ones you see as you drive along a winding road or off-ramp with a speed advisory on it. It points the direction and posts a recommended speed usually somewhere between 10 and 35mph. To determine this speed, there's a science involved. Read ... Read More

  • My Name is SUE

    SUE rendering
    Maraliese Beveridge

    Subsurface Utility Engineering: Finding Hidden Infrastructure Beneath the ground, subsurface utilities weave intricate pathways of water, electric, sewer, gas, drainage, and communication lines. But even with the most vigilant maintenance programs, the eventual repair or replacement of these subterranean utilities is inevitable. So, while above ground infrastructure has the advantage of visual inspection, what about ... Read More

  • Mobile LiDAR Safety: Birth of an SOP

    Maraliese Beveridge

    Standard Operating Procedure (SOP). We all know what they are and many of us have to follow them as part of company policy. While many SOPs are written as a result of someone getting hurt on the job—other times they happen because of circumstance. Either way, developing them in advance is the proactive way to ensure ... Read More

  • LiDAR Eye Candy

    Geospatial Rail Tunnel
    Maraliese Beveridge

    Our friends at RIEGL USA were kind enough to give us this month’s Customer Spotlight, so we had the chance to hear what our Director of Geospatial Services, Paul DiGiacobbe, had to say on the all the great things we’ve been doing with our LiDAR scanners—ground, mobile and airborne! ... Read More

  • Combining Data from Multiple Platforms Provides Accurate Deliverables

    Maraliese Beveridge

    Here’s a little substation eye candy compliments of our own CJ Ruch and Dan Palmer, Laser Scanning Technicians extraordinaire! Of course it’s an undisclosed location... Maser Consulting’s Static Laser Scanning department was tasked with scanning and modeling an electrical substation located in the US Northeast. The field scanning portion of this job required set-ups at 34 individual locations. The client was provided with a deliverable that included a model in AutoDesk Civil3D format. The cleaned and unified point cloud consisted of approximately 3.4 billion points, contained within a roughly 63 GB database. CJ used Leica Cyclone to model all the substation components, while Dan Palmer used Edgewise from ClearEdge 3D, to model all of the steelwork. ... Read More

  • Maser Consulting Enters UAS Market Teaming with Pulse Aerospace

    Maraliese Beveridge

    It’s an exciting day at the 2017 International LiDAR Mapping Forum (ILMF) Conference in Denver this week! Maser Consulting has entered the UAS market with a bang, purchasing the Pulse Aerospace LiDAR capable Vapor 55 UAV and it’s been drumming up a lot of interest! Read all about our teaming effort with Pulse in our ... Read More