Dr Mike J Smith
A few links to follow up:
1. Pointclouds.org.uk: I don't normally plug other institutions, but this site outlines a link-up between Faro and UCL and, basically, scanning a few locations to try to get on the BIM bandwagon. Its fun to play with the pointclouds though and see the direction people area headed.
2. Britain from Above: summary page of the English Heritage project to scan ~100K aerial photos dating from 1919. Due to go live this year and should be a wonderful historic resource. Watch this space.
3. Astun Loader: Astun have released Loader which takes the underlying OGR and allows easy conversion of GML/KML to other formats. Specifically designed to focus upon loading Ordnance Survey GML in to other formats/databases. useful.
4. TanDEM-X: TanDEM-X has now imaged the entire planet with good, medium and poor data. Mission well on track and results looking, well, exciting!