Monthly Archives: December 2015

Lidar News Today – December 29, 2016

We are wrapping up 2015 with one more, exciting Lidar News Today. This issue includes a couple of the most read stories of the year and a few comments on the big news items in 2015. I believe the UAV … Continue reading

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Dangerous 3D Scanning Assignment

As reported in the NY Times today the 3D laser scanning was high risk/reward for the team working to document Iraq’s most famous archaeological site, the ruins of ancient Babylon. Fortunately this took place in 2010 which given the current … Continue reading

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Lidar Dating Landslides

The Oso landslide in Washington state is the subject of research to better understand the likelihood of this kind of event happening again. A team of scientists from the University of Washington has published a new study concluding that the … Continue reading

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Enjoy The Holidays

I hope everyone gets to enjoy the holidays with their friends and family. Merry Christmas to those who celebrate it and happy holidays to everyone. I got one of the best presents from Santa today. Yes that is correct, I … Continue reading

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Mobile Laser Scanning Services

Continuing its commitment to invest in the most advanced survey technology, Psomas has purchased the Lynx S1 Mobile Mapper System from Optech. Psomas is the first company in the United States to implement the S1 (survey grade) system. “Using mobile … Continue reading

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Automobiles Becoming 3D Data Collectors

If Toyota has its way they will be turning your car into a mobile mapping system. This is not the first time I have seen this model proposed. The basic idea is to use the sensors on the car to … Continue reading

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Lidar News Today – 12/22/15

We have a winner in the Lidar News Lidar Art 2015 contest. With nearly 70% of the 330+ votes Pete Eade from Bartlett and West will have $100 donated in his name to the charity of his choice. We want … Continue reading

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FAA UAV Registration Starts Today

The FAA will open its mandatory UAS registration program today in a move that could likely transition a growing hobbyist community to mass-market commercial industry. Owners will be required to submit their names, home and email addresses to a national … Continue reading

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3D Service Provider Consolidation

Thanks to Ken Smerz and Michael Raphael for the tip on this interesting article that attempts to make a case for consolidating the 3D laser scanning service providers in the U.S. I was approached about 6 months ago by a … Continue reading

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First Automobile Lidar to be Previewed at CES

Delphi Automotive wants car shoppers to become familiar with “vehicle-to-everything” (V2E) technology, a futuristic package of software and hardware that will be showcased at January’s 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Delphi also will debut a lidar system that measures distance … Continue reading

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