Monthly Archives: February 2017

Google Sues Uber Over Lidar IP

Google parent Alphabet’s Waymo business unit filed a lawsuit claiming that a former employee of Google stole some 14,000 files concerning their lidar-based self-driving navigation system. They claim the former Google employee and founder of Otto, the self driving trucking … Continue reading

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Drone Revolution eBook

Note – This information is being provided by Aerial Services, Inc. Free Drones Revolution eBook! This eBook is a compilation of articles written by Mike Tully, President & CEO of Aerial Services, Inc., over the last two years about drones … Continue reading

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Direct Metal Laser Printing

For all of the car nuts out there (of which I am one) this video will be of interest on a couple of levels. First is the fact that it involves Jay Leno and his famous “Garage” and second is … Continue reading

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iPhone 8 May Include Scanner

A J P Morgan analyst is reporting that the new iPhone 8 may include a front facing laser scanner which will be used to replace finger print recognition on earlier versions. There were problems with the touch screen when it … Continue reading

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ILMF and ASPRS to Co-Locate in 2018

The big announcement from this year’s ILMF conference is an agreement with ASPRS to co-locate their annual conferences in Denver next spring. Each group will maintain their technical programs and they will share an exhibit hall. Attendees will be offered … Continue reading

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Laser Scanning Blood Vessels

A team of researchers are using a laser scanning device to investigate the health of blood vessels. It’s still in the early stages of development, but the initial results are promising. “The camera actually goes inside the vessels,” principal author … Continue reading

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Geiger-mode for Autonomous Vehicles

This is an informative video interview with the CEO of Princeton Lightwave, Dr. Mark Itzler who explains the potential benefits of Geiger-mode lidar to the development of autonomous vehicles.

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Geomatics Educator’s Conference

(Note – Here is an opportunity to give back to your profession by supporting this group.) Greetings! We are pleased to invite you to the 2017 Surveying and Geomatics Educators Society Conference at Oregon State University (Corvallis, OR) on July 30th-August 3rd, 2017.  … Continue reading

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