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I've just read on LinkedIn about the shocking loss of Martin Isenburg who is no longer with us. I had read this yesterday and couldn't quite believe it, thinking it a misunderstanding of some kind, but this seems not to be the case. I'm still struggling to take it on board if I'm honest. Martin was one of the great innovators, sharers and fonts of knowledge in our community. His untimely passing is a major blow and serious loss. RIP to one the greats.
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I just read about this as well Shane, and this is a huge loss for the LiDAR community. I see he also published his last blog 2 days ago with troubling news.

https://rapidlasso.com/2021/09/11/a-tra ... iful-love/

Incredibly unfortunate news.
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This blogpost hit me, even if i don't know the man. RIP
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I read his last entry on his Twitter page. There is no confirmation of his untimely passing. I do pray for his recovery.
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Sadly we got confirmation yesterday... That's a terrible loss.
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So sad............

My thoughts are with his friends and family.

He did so much for the community.

RIP fella.
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https://lidarmag.com/2021/10/30/in-memo ... 1972-2021/
In Memoriam: Martin Isenburg, 1972-2021
Lidar visionary and activist passes unexpectedly
10.30.2021
...Excerpt:
"The open source part of LAStools will continue to live on at https://github.com/LAStools/LAStools and https://lastools.osgeo.org. The commercial tools of Rapidlasso are planned to be licensed using the same mechanism. The new website is under construction and can be found at www.rapidlasso.de. Commercial customers with immediate license renewal inquiries are encouraged to email [email protected]. Access to some operational material of the business is still disjointed, so please be patient as the work on reestablishing the licensing and service is still in progress."
...cont
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From the start page of rapidlasso GmbH
Dear customers,
Martin Isenburg, developer of LAStools and founder of rapidlasso GmbH, passed away in September. His passing is a great loss for us and the whole LiDAR community. LAStools future is assured. The tools will be maintained and further developed. Our team has re-established all services. Customers with license renewal or purchase requests are encouraged to email [email protected].
We thank you for your support.
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