Monthly Archives: August 2015

Camera with Lidar

While the geomatics industry has been focused on high end laser scanners, with the   exception of Velodyne, although I don’t think they are anwhere near the price point of this new Multi Function Camera from Continental. As I have noted … Continue reading

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Change is in the Air

Time is running out for you to make plans to attend the ASPRS’s UAS Technical Demonstration and Symposium in Reno, NV September 29 and 30. Last year’s inaugural event was a big success and with the program this year including … Continue reading

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FAA UAS Crackdown

For all those people who are taking the risk of  flying a UAS without the proper FAA approval please note the following: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently announced on its website that it was stepping up enforcement actions against … Continue reading

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OGC Point Cloud Working Group Meeting

The first meeting of the previously announced OGC (Open Geospatial Consortium) Point Cloud domain working group (DWG) will be held during the Fall OGC technical meeting in Nottingham, UK September 14 -18. The newly formed Point Cloud DWG will have … Continue reading

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Automated Pavement Data Collection

Michael Baker International claims their new mobile pavement data system is the first of its kind. The system combines the Pavemetrics pavement profiling solution with its existing mobile Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) vehicle and Ground-Penetrating Radar systems. The company … Continue reading

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Lidar Market Poised for High Growth

According to this the report the global lidar market is poised for substantial growth – 15% CAGR. If you think you missed the boat you may want to read this. U.S.-based market research firm Transparency Market Research (TMR) announces the … Continue reading

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Crime Scene Documentation

This article written from the end user perspective clearly explains the benefits of documenting a crime scene with 3D laser scanning. When it comes time to collect evidence at the scene of a crime, Detective Joe Swenson said sometimes you … Continue reading

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Tree Map for Minnesota

EarthDefine, a provider of high-resolution spatial data products, has created a seamless tree canopy dataset that maps Minnesota’s trees in unprecedented detail. The Minnesota SpatialCover Tree Canopy dataset maps trees with 98% accuracy and 30 times the resolution of existing … Continue reading

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ASPRS Launches New Lidar Certification

The American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) certification program announces the launch of a Professional and Technologist LIDAR Certification, the Certified Mapping Scientists, Lidar (CMS, Lidar) and the Certified Lidar Technologist (CLT). The Certified Mapping Scientist, Lidar certification … Continue reading

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ASTM E57 and OGC

The OGC and ASTM are discussing the possible synergy of working together on the following announcement: The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) has established a Point Cloud Domain Working Group to assess the current state of standards and best practices in … Continue reading

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