Monthly Archives: March 2016

Lidar Utilization Survey

I received the following message and thought that many of you would be able to make a valuable contribution to this research. “I am Fangyu (Denise) Guo, a Ph.D. candidate at Iowa State University. I am working with Dr. Charles … Continue reading

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Improved Registration of Long Strip Point Clouds

This group of Chinese, U.S. and Canadian researchers are proposing an innovative mathematical method to improve the registration accuracy of long strip point clouds such as would be found in a tunnel or rail survey. From the paper: When applied … Continue reading

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Pyramids, Shiny Surfaces and Increased Safety

If you are like me you had no idea there was another region of Africa where there were ancient pyramids. It’s in Sudan and Heinz Ruther leader of the Zamani Project explains how he is part of the team that … Continue reading

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Using Lidar in India for Irrigation

Khammam: The Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) survey to study the pumping of Godavari river water for the Rs 7,967 crore Sri Sitarama Lift Irrigation Project, the redesigned Dummugudem Lift Irrigation Scheme envisaging integration of Rajiv Sagar and Indira Sagar … Continue reading

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Rowing in 3D

On a light news weekend I wanted to mention that I got two days of rowing in which marks the earliest start in New Hampshire in my memory. Having rowed until December 26 this past season that means I have … Continue reading

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The Benefits of 3D Elevation

A white paper from the USGS entitled, “3D Elevation – We’ve Got You Covered in all 50 States” plus Puerto Rico provides a number of interesting examples of the benefits of investing in lidar data acquisition on a national scale. … Continue reading

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Caltrans Goes Mobile

Caltrans and many other transportation agencies for that matter are investing in mobile lidar data collection. The challenge is not the collecting, its the data management and integration into the daily workflows of these organizations, but we have to start … Continue reading

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Frontier Day – April 15, 2016

As part of the upcoming IGTF 2016 annual conference in Ft. Worth, TX April 11 – 15 the ASPRS is offering an additional outreach program designed to attract K – 12 students and non-ASPRS consumers of geospatial data and information. … Continue reading

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Lidar News Today – March 22, 2016

The latest Lidar News Today is now available. This week’s edition features an article by Jamie Young at Merrick that takes a look at the use of a number of data collection platforms and asks the question “what is the … Continue reading

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Apple Granted Lidar Patents

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 43 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In particular there were two iDevice camera inventions. The first covers 3D photography using advanced LIDAR technology for iDevices, the same … Continue reading

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