Monthly Archives: July 2016

NASA Scientists Study Alaska Forest in 3D

Scientists are zeroing in on a slice of forest in Alaska, using a powerful laser scanner to probe the area and produce unique 3D views of the trees that call the forest home. Earlier this month, scientists working on NASA’s … Continue reading

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Measuring Pedestrian Traffic

Ford Motor Company has joined forces with MIT to use lidar and cameras to measure pedestrian traffic and predict demand for on-demand electric shuttles. The project will introduce a fleet of on-demand electric vehicle shuttles that operate on both city … Continue reading

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RealTime Environment Models

Floating Point FX has introduced a new viewing environment that utilizes next generation real-time render engines to provide realistic interpretations of new or existing roadway environments. They use asset packages built from industry specifications, as well as data extracted from mobile mapping LiDAR/ … Continue reading

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UAS Training and Certification

The UAS Core Group LLC is offering a comprehensive set of training and certification services for UAS pilots. Based in New Jersey the firm has extensive experience with the FAA regulations and the technology. From their website – “UAS CORE … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia Issues RFP for Coastal Mapping

On Tuesday, the department of internal services published a tender for a company to provide LiDAR data for eastern Nova Scotia. “It allows us to create a really detailed map that represents the land mass here in Nova Scotia,” said … Continue reading

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NSF Renews Funding for OpenTopography

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has renewed funding for OpenTopography, a science gateway that provides online access to Earth science oriented high-resolution topography data and processing tools. The award, “Collaborative Research: OpenTopography — A Cyberinfrastructure Facility for Topographic Data, Services, … Continue reading

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First Autonomous Vehicle Track Day

I have to wonder if people will get excited about autonomous vehicle racing. Will it be the car racing of the future? I am sure it will be a great test of the technology and the crashes will not involve … Continue reading

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Property Drone Consortium Teams with RIT

The Property Drone Consortium (PDC), a collaboration that consists of insurance carriers, roofing industry leaders and supporting enterprises is pleased to announce a new research initiative with Rochester Institute of Technology, a renowned world leader in imaging science. The program … Continue reading

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Elon Musk Defends Radar

In the face of mounting pressure, Tesla chief executive Elon Musk has revealed they are already working to improve the Autopilot semi-autonomous driving system. The technology currently relies on cameras and radar to operate the car, in the right conditions, … Continue reading

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It’s Not Too Late to Attend UAS Mapping

It’s Not Too Late to Attend the Third Annual UAS Mapping Technical Demonstration and Symposium in Palm Springs, CA September 12 – 14. Sponsored by ASPRS. There is still time to make your plans, but we suggest you take this … Continue reading

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