Monthly Archives: September 2016

US Army Seeks Partner for Long Distance LiDAR System

The US Army has developed a long distance LiDAR system allowing them to better calculate range and velocity measurements of long distance targets, such as incoming missiles. This technology allows them to more accurately discern between actual threats and false alarms. At closer … Continue reading

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Cambodian Lidar Initiative is Rewriting History

Dr. Damian Evans, an Australian archaeologist, is the architect of the Cambodian Archaeological Lidar Initiative (Cali) and a research fellow at Siem Reap’s École Française d’Extrême-Orient (EFEO). In 2012 and 2015 The Cambodian Archaeological Lidar Initiative scanned the jungles of … Continue reading

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MIT and the city of Amsterdam Team up on Autonomous Boats

Most of the news on autonomous vehicles centers around the world of vehicles designed for roads.  But what if your city or town is surrounded by water – what if the avenue to your home or business is not a … Continue reading

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The Future of Mining

Looks like the future of mining is now… How valuable would it be for mining companies to organize, analyze, and present all of their data in one all encompassing system? Trimble’s connected mine software provides a platform to store data … Continue reading

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Leica Announces HDS University

If you have not been able to attend HxGN Live to take advantage of the  training classes then this may be the answer. Leica Geosystems has announced the launch of HDS University, a new hands-on educational opportunity for professionals looking … Continue reading

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Full Waveform Research

It seems that the promise of full waveform technology has not yet been realized. This team of researchers at the University of Heidelberg in Germany note that for the forestry application at least “an extensive overview, categorization and comparison of … Continue reading

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Autonomous Vehicles – Not Even Close

This is an excellent article on the background of the relationship between Uber and Carnegie Mellon University’s robotics lab, NREC. The original plan was for Uber and CMU to form a partnership to work on autonomous vehicles. Instead Uber hired … Continue reading

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Scanse Completes Sweep Pilot Run

Scanse recently announced that they have completed a pilot run of their low cost, 2D Sweep lidar sensor, finalized the mechanical dimensions and production is now underway. With a range of 40 meters and the ability to operate outdoors, not … Continue reading

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Introduction to Lidar – Online Training

NOAA’s Office of Coastal Management Digital Coast is offering a free, online training course entitled, “Introduction to Lidar.” It’s an 80 minute tutorial including the following  topics: Define lidar Select types of elevation data for specific coastal applications Describe how … Continue reading

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