Monthly Archives: October 2016

Computer Applications in Archaeology

If you are interested in applying 3D technology to the field of archaeology then you might want to attend the Computers in Archaeology¬†conference being held in Atlanta, GA March 14 – 16, 2017. The host is Georgia State University. This … Continue reading

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Lidar Data Processing

This practical, one hour video (produced by Esri) provides an excellent overview of how to make use of lidar data to solve geospatial problems such as creating intensity images, developing DEMs and DSMs and estimating tree height and density. Click … Continue reading

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Be Inspired

Bentley Systems’ Be Inspired Awards which are part of the Year in Infrastructure Conference opens on Monday in London. The name for this event really tells it all. As some of you know I consider this the premier built environment … Continue reading

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Hailstone Research using Handheld 3D Scanners

Why research hailstones? Well for one, hail damage causes well over $1 billion dollars in insured loses every year. Second, in my opinion, hail is pretty incredible. Handheld 3D scanners were used in field settings in 2015 and 2016, capturing … Continue reading

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BVLOS – The Next Step

Operating a small UAS beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) is something that makes a lot of sense for applications such as power transmission line inspection and precision agriculture where the consequences of failure are quite low as compared to … Continue reading

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Will Tesla Eventually Use LiDAR?

You can’t stop the Tesla news machine. Last week Tesla announced that every new Tesla is equipped with self-driving technology which prompted a flood of response. Forbes Magazine posed the question, “Is 2016 Tech Good Enough For Next Decade?” saying, … Continue reading

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A Virtual Reality Art Experience Courtesy of LiDAR

This is one of the coolest LiDAR applications I have read about this week. A church in York, England has been scanned to create a virtual reality experience. This project, a part of the York Vespertine series, bridges art, archeology, … Continue reading

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Mayan Mapping Project Seeks Crowd Funding

Experiment.com is a website dedicated to helping fund the next wave of scientific research.¬† Bill Gates has endorsed the site saying, “This solution helps close the gap for potential and promising, but unfunded projects.” The platform is similar to the … Continue reading

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Trimble Makes Wallstreet News

Autonomous cars and UAVS continue to top the news. As we see LiDAR technology becoming more relied upon every day, the LiDAR waves are hitting Wallstreet. Trimble’s (TRMB) performance this year is a strong indication of things to come. The … Continue reading

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Lidar for Flash Flood Monitoring

A proof of concept study was recently conducted at the Amacuzac River in Mexico. The study focused on what is called “inclined lidar”.¬† According to the abstract published at MDPI, inclined lidar “works based on the fact that a near-infrared … Continue reading

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