Monthly Archives: July 2013

Best Practices Guide for Use of LiDAR in Forest Inventory Applications

The best practices presented herein are based on more than 25 years of scientific research on the application of ALS data in forest inventory. Continue reading

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Disney Granted 3D Model Patent

As we know that is something that both Microsoft and Autodesk are also doing, but the challenge is to do this at high resolution in cluttered environments. Continue reading

Posted in 3D Printing, Consumer, Research | 2 Comments

ASPRS Launches eManual of Airborne Topographic LiDAR

Making the Manual available as an eBook gives customers the option to have it available at their fingertips Continue reading

Posted in Education, Orgs, training | 2 Comments

Brazilian Companies Form Geomatics Institute

Is there a need for a similar trade group in North America? Could such a group promote the use of standards and straighten out the mess that we have with professional licensure? Continue reading

Posted in Business Development, Orgs, The Industry | 1 Comment

LiDAR System Hack, ROS Software and the Arduino

This project did, however, expose me to a couple of new and potentially important topics. Continue reading

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LiDAR Used in the Philippines for Flood Mapping

The Philippine Information Agency reports that LiDAR was flown over a flood prone area in Maguindanao province and Cotabato City Continue reading

Posted in Government, Mapping | 1 Comment

Velodyne HDL-32E LiDAR on UAV

It may not be the most elegant design, but they say it works. Continue reading

Posted in Mapping, Research, UAVs | 4 Comments

Mapping Coastal Erosion Using LiDAR

According to USGS, Hurricane Sandy caused approximately 30 years worth of coastal damage Continue reading

Posted in Mapping, remote sensing | 2 Comments

AUVSI Unmanned Systems 2013

This looks like the show to attend for AUVs, UASs, UAVs or whatever acronym you prefer. Continue reading

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Panama’s Carbon in High Resolution

Short, but sweet video of how a carbon store map was created for Panama, in part by using LiDAR. Continue reading

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