Denver, CO, January 26, 2012– Dielmo 3D’s Launch of LiDAR-Online, a New Social Network, Data Market Place and Application Development Platform for the LiDAR Community, impressed and amazed LiDAR and geospatial veterans by being able to do what everyone is talking about.
What is everyone talking about? The major goal in the LiDAR industry has been to make highly accurate, valuable LiDAR data accessible to everyone …from professionals to non-expert users alike. Democratizing this invaluable information by making it available, accessible and usable to everyone who has a need has been the “holy grail” of the LiDAR industry.
Dielmo 3D presented at the International LiDAR Mapping Forum (ILMF) held in Denver, Colorado January 23-25, the LiDAR-Online network, an online community for developing innovative services using LiDAR data. The cloud-based network provides a collaborative online service for hosting, sharing and discovering LiDAR data promoting public data access to the benefit of the LiDAR community and society as a whole.
LiDAR-Online provides organisations with a central location for managing their LiDAR, ortho imagery and geospatial data. It runs on Dielmo Server Technology providing web mapping services and hosts data in the LiDAR-Online Shop. LiDAR-Online allows users to view LiDAR point clouds in 3D online with no specialized software or knowledge, create profiles of the data allowing measurement, editing, classification and downloading as LAS, CAD and GIS formats.
Organisations that own LiDAR data are able to make their archived data publicly available as web-accessible services either for free or for sale ….providing LiDAR data owners with a marketplace where they can sell their data for profit and recoup costs from their LiDAR investment. As well, organizations and individuals are able to publish their geoservices for any user to be able to use it online and see how efficient it can be. This helps to promote the company’s products and projects fuelling demand for more projects to be contracted if users like the results from the geoservice online.
The website follows a social network model allowing users and providers to publish, obtain and manage online information. The purpose is to make LiDAR data accessible to the geospatial market and others who can benefit from it, eliminating traditional barriers such as lack of knowledge, software requirements or access to data by making LiDAR data understandable, easy to use and accessible online. This will open LiDAR data to new markets, increasing the demand for new projects, acquisitions and solutions related to LiDAR.
LiDAR-Online helps organizations, companies and government agencies to keep in touch with the LiDAR community through the LiDAR Social Network, promote their products and services (software, hardware, mapping services, etc.) for free, and publish their LiDAR datasets on LiDAR-Online for free or for profit.
Users are able to stay in touch with the LiDAR community and use the LiDAR social network to promote their products, services and themselves for free. They are able to use and download LiDAR data online and receive LiDAR data in the most common GIS standard formats (las, laz, shp, dxf, kml, dgn, xyz, collada, etc.).
Getting LiDAR Data on the Web…For Free or For Profit
DIELMO 3D has created four ways for LiDAR data owners to publish data and services online and potentially generate revenue on LiDAR-Online:
1 – LiDAR data publication free for the owner allows those owners of LiDAR data who want to share it on the internet but don’t want to assume the cost of its publication. DIELMO 3D assumes the cost of the service of data preparation, hosting and transfer.
2 – Low Cost Publication offers an initial low cost publication service for LiDAR data (about 1 euro per GB) inside the LiDAR Online shop and allows owners to generate revenue from the sale of their data through the LiDAR Online shop.
3 – Publication by Hosting – For organizations that want to host LiDAR data on their own servers, Dielmo 3D offers hosting and processing services for publishing LiDAR data online for internet, intranet, private servers and clouds.
4 – Publication by Licences offers organizations with large amounts of LiDAR data and potentially many customers for this data the opportunity to purchase licenses to prepare and publish unlimited amounts of LiDAR data online and charge their customers for conversion of data, hosting data and generating profits from the sale of the data.
Improving access to this kind of valuable information increases the overall number of users and opens new possibilities to expert and non-expert users. Natural hazards and environmental changes are better understood and managed if society has the tools to explore and evaluate what has happened. A full description of the four options to get LiDAR data online can be found at: https://www.lidar-online.com/publish_lidar.php
About DIELMO 3D S.L.
Since 2003, DIELMO (DIgitalELevationMOdels) offers a broad range of products and services connected with Digital Terrain Models (DTM) and Remote Sensing, and focusing its efforts on internal research projects creating their own technology for production, quality control and distribution of geographic information. DIELMO has become one of the main DTM, digital cartography, acquisition and LiDAR processing and virtual scenarios generation providers in Spain, offering total geographic information solutions and is now in the process of offering their technology to the international community, with distributors of their products and services in Chile, Japan, USA and Oceania. For more information contact: Central Office : C/ Vicente Casaban Sena 14 Bajo 46950 Xirivella, Valencia; Tel./Fax: +34 963 137 212; E-mail: email@example.com. Follow them onTwitter and www.dielmo.com
About Spatial Resources
Spatial Resources LLC is the official distributor for Dielmo Server Technology. Spatial Resources(USA) is a spatial advisory practice providing information and assistance to organizations in fields that have need for the efficient and effective application of spatial information. They provide customized solutions to aid productivity and ensure efficiency in the following areas: Aerial/Satellite Imagery, Airborne LIDAR, Close-Range Photogrammetry, Mobile LiDAR, Terrestrial Laser Scanning, LIDAR Software, and Physical Scale-Models from GIS Data. For more information, contact Roland Mangold, Spatial Resources, at 720-934-2482, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.spatialresources.com