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Christine Grahl

Christine Grahl is content marketing manager for Leica Geosystems. She served as editor of Point of Beginning magazine (POB) for five years. Her articles can be found at as well as on GeoDataPoint.

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What’s Really Driving BIM?

Is all the talk about BIM just hype, or is there something more to it? Jody Lounsbury, PLS, of CHA, shares his views.

3 years and one month ago

What the Mining Industry Needs in a Laser Scanner (Video)

What are today's mines looking for in a laser scanner? Clayton Fritz, technical sales engineer for Maptek, explains why the company's latest technology is going underground.

3 years and one month ago

Laser Scanning, UAS and Trimble RealWorks 8.0 (Video)

Tim Lemmon, marketing director for Trimble’s Oil, Gas and Chemical Division, shares new details about Trimble RealWorks 8.0 and talks about some of Trimble’s most popular data capture technologies.

3 years and one month ago

Mobile Mapping, Reality Capture and Topcon’s Laser Scanning Technology (Video)

At SPAR International 2013, Topcon Positioning Systems highlighted its IP-S2 Compact+ 3D mobile mapping system as well as stationary laser scanners for mining and other applications. What's the company's current technology emphasis? Topcon's Barbara McInerney shares her perspective.

about 3 years and 2 months ago

Laser Scanning, BIM and Leica’s Next Big Innovation

What are users saying about the new Leica ScanStation P20? What's the hottest software in the BIM space, and what big innovation is Leica planning to unveil at HxGN LIVE 2013?  We asked Mike Harvey, product manager for Leica HDS NAFTA.

3 years and 2 months ago

How Autodesk Is Taking Reality Capture Mainstream (Video)

As the cost of hardware continues to drop, an increasing number of firms are beginning to adopt laser scanning and photogrammetry technologies, which is creating new challenges on the software side. Is there a solution?

3 years and 2 months ago

Hot Technologies at SPAR International 2013 (Video)

If you’re looking for the latest in 3D imaging technology, SPAR International is a good place to start. Here's a glimpse of some of the most popular technologies at the 2013 conference.

3 years and 2 months ago

A Handheld 3D Imaging System for Under $5,000 (Video)

A new 3D capture tool that debuted at SPAR International 2013 drew attention for its simple design and low cost.

3 years and 2 months ago

6 Strategies to Make 3D Technology Pay Off

With technology changing rapidly, making the business case to invest in new 3D laser scanning equipment or other innovations can be a challenge. Here are six strategies that can help you profit from your technology investment.

3 years and 2 months ago

Why Geospatial Web Portals Are the Future of Infrastructure Projects (Video)

When the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) embarked on a project two years ago to rebuild the tracks along the 40-year-old south Red Line, project engineers and project managers already had cutting-edge technology at their disposal through their service provider. What the CTA didn’t realize is how innovative data management tools would benefit their project downstream.

about 3 years and 3 months ago