LIDAR Magazine Article

Log onto July’s LIDAR magazine at to see our article entitled “Beyond Digital Heritage Preservation: 3D Laser Scanning for Architectural Assessment and Surface Documentation”. Co-authored by Actus3D President John Smits and Lourdes G. Cerezuela, a Spanish architect; it explores the use of laser scanning in the field of heritage restoration and documentation of classic architectural detailing.

SPAR International Conference 2012

John Smits was a featured seminar speaker at April’s SPAR 2012 International LIDAR conference in Houston. His topic focused on scanning and the use of point cloud data to create deliverables of value to the Architecture, Engineering and Construction industry. SPAR is one of the leading conferences that is dedicated to the worldwide LIDAR industry. Log on to for information on upcoming conference dates.

FARO 3D Documentation Conference 2012

This past February, John Smits was a speaker and workshop presenter at the FARO 3D Documentation conference in Orlando Florida. His workshop focused on methods to use the dense 3D data of the point cloud to create topographic surface maps of walls and floors in a measureable CAD environment.

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