Well, first of all, Happy New Year! May you have a happy and prosperous 2016!
As I mentioned in the December 2015 issue of our newsletter, we are streamlining and focusing our business this year. One of the things we are changing is this newsletter. We were trying to reach way too many disparate audiences and not being effective with any, I fear. We included general industry information related to the geospatial arena, aimed at decision makers. In the same issue, we included tool tips for LP360. This is just too broad.
We have decided to make this a newsletter for our user community (hence the change in name). We have reduced the distribution list to members of organizations who own or subscribe to our products and/or services. We will now be focused on useful information about our tools, consulting services, hosted solutions and the like. We will generally keep our content organized by:
LIDAR Production Solutions – Tools and services for folks who collect kinematic LIDAR data and do primary data processing. Within our solution set, this includes:
- The GeoCue production software suite
- Terrasolid products
Point Cloud Exploration Solutions – Tools and services for users who exploit LIDAR point clouds and who collect/exploit point clouds from imagery. Within this solution set are:
- LP360 in its various incarnations
- LIDAR Server
- Pix4D Mapper
- Agisoft PhotoScan
AirGon – This is the area where we are focused on our CONTINUUM solutions for executing complete small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS) metric mapping missions. Technologies included in this solution area include:
- AV-900 Metric Mapping Kit
- AirGon Sensor Package (our RTK/PPK solution)
- AirGon mine site mapping services
Of course, there is a lot of cross talk between these solution areas. LP360 is often used by LIDAR production companies both for specialized tools such as breakline digitizing as well as managing LAS 1.4 generation and quality checking. The point cloud tools within our Point Cloud Exploration area are key to the AirGon solutions and so forth. We do a fair bit of custom development services that relate to our key technologies as well as solution-specific consulting services. These tend to span multiple solution areas.
We will move our general marketing (where we are trying to get new customers interested in our technology) out of GeoCue Group User News and move toward channels such as LinkedIn, general advertising and so forth. This will allow us to provide much more specific value to you, our users.
I am very excited about 2016. We have been doing a lot of product and solution planning focused on the above areas. You, our users, will benefit from solutions that are clearly focused on our target areas and offer best of breed technology.
I wish you a good start to 2016!