Monthly Archives: August 2010

Laser Scanning Data Exchange Standard Approved

If you are a person struggling with proprietary laser scanned point cloud data formats then your job is to create demand for the standard. Continue reading

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Laser Scanning and Machine Control

In the most recent edition of Machine Control Online managing Editor and Co-Founder Randy Nolan did a little gazing into his crystal ball to see what might result from a combination of laser scanning and machine control. Continue reading

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Laser Scanning + Sonar

If you have projects in the coastal zone where you need to capture above the water line laser scanned data and fuse it with below the water line sonar, then Reson’s new PDS2000 software program may be of interest. Continue reading

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Greenworks Philadelphia Relies on LiDAR

The main goal of Greenworks is to plant 300,000 trees in Philadelphia by 2015. They are using LiDAR and satellite imagery to inventory virtually every tree in the city. Continue reading

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Building a 3D Laser Scanner

In case you are looking for a weekend project and you have not had your fill of laser scanning and LiDAR have a quick look at the following video. Continue reading

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NASA Tests LiDAR

It looks like size does not matter in the case of this LiDAR research. Continue reading

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Velodyne LiDAR Gets Smaller and Lighter

The first Velodyne LiDAR weighed 100 pounds and was 30 inches in diameter. Velodyne built this unit to guide their autonomous vehicle in the 2005 DARPA Challenge. There was so much interest from the competitors in the LiDAR that Velodyne … Continue reading

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Airborne Laser Scanning and Sea Ice Thickness

Australia’s Antarctic Program recently began using LiDAR to measure the elevation and surface roughness of sea ice in the East Antarctic sea ice zone. Continue reading

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LiDAR Based Vehicle Identification

The Transportation Research Board – the TRB recently announced the continuation of a research project with the Univ. of Akron, Ohio that is looking into the use of LiDAR to identify highway vehicles at speed. Continue reading

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Intro to LiDAR Data

As the title implies this educational video provides a deeper dive into LiDAR data and some of the standard analysis techniques. Continue reading

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