Monthly Archives: July 2010

LiDAR and Google Maps

The OpenTopography Portal is reporting that it appears Google is making use of bare earth terrain models derived from LiDAR. Continue reading

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Shape Extraction from Point Clouds in AutoCAD

Autodesk Labs has recently announced the availability of a new “Point Cloud Shape Extraction Plug-in for AutoCAD”. Continue reading

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LiDAR in Space

A research team from NASA Ames is on Devon Island exploring the Haughton Crater with the goal of understanding how humans and robots can work better together. Continue reading

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Laser Scanning for Airport Obstruction Surveys

The Transportation Research Board has issued a research report on the use of LiDAR for airport obstruction surveys. Continue reading

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Israeli Wind Lidar Startup Gets $9 Million

Pentalum Technologies, Ltd., an Israeli firm recently raised $9 million in first round financing to produce a LiDAR system that to remotely sense wind. Continue reading

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Laser Scanning and Architectural Details

One company, Streamline Automation has developed a complete system for creating the most intricate architectural details that includes the use of laser scanning. Continue reading

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Fusing LiDAR & Hyperspectral to Determine Land Cover

This research looked at the potential benefits of fusing hyperspectral imagery with LiDAR data to better understand urban runoff and planning. Continue reading

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Using Full-Waveform LiDAR To Improve DTM Accuracy

Using the full-waveform methodology they were able to accurately label 92% of the terrain echoes correctly. Continue reading

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“Airborne and Terrestrial Laser Scanning”

This is the title of a new text book edited by George Vosselman and Hans-Gerd Maas, published by Whittles Publishing. Continue reading

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California Coast to be Mapped with LiDAR

NOAA will supervise the $3.3 million effort to LiDAR map California’s entire coastline. Continue reading

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