Author Archives: lidar

The BLK 360

Here is a quick video introduction to the Leica Geosystems BLK 360.  

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Crowd Sourced High Definition Maps

In order to support level 4 and 5 autonomous vehicles some vendors are looking to machine vision and deep learning to provide the needed object recognition. This article in Electronic Design explains that in addition to machine vision, radar and … Continue reading

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Award Winning DIAL

A team of researchers at Ball Aerospace recently received an award for the work they have been doing with a differential-absorption lidar sensor. The target for the  system is methane gas which is a significant contributor to the greenhouse gases … Continue reading

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TopoDOT Webinar Series

The next webinar in Certainty 3D’s Extracting Value Webinar Series will take place on Tuesday, June 20 at 11 AM (EDT). These webinars are designed to increase processing productivity, enhance model quality and expand your application scope. This month’s topic … Continue reading

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Blue Marble Lidar Workshop and User Meeting

Blue Marble Geographics (www.bluemarblegeo.com) is pleased to announce that it will be hosting two events in San Diego during the week of the annual Esri User Conference. The latest stop in the 2017 Blue Marble User Conference (BMUC) series will … Continue reading

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Philippines Flood Risk Management

With more than 20 typhoons impacting the Philippines on average each year the need for emergency management planning is apparent. To support this effort the Philippine Light Detection and Ranging (Phil-LiDAR) research project, started in 2014 was initiated by the … Continue reading

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Unsolved Driverless Car Issues

As noted a few months ago the final 20% of the problems facing the driverless car industry are far from solved. Here are just a few of them identified in this article: The ability to recognize verbal or hand signals. … Continue reading

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Virtual Wall Relies on Lidar

You may not know Palmer Luckey by name, but he sold Oculus Rift to Facebook earning two billion dollars in the process. Luckey has now turned his attention to surveillance technology for defense and in particular the use of lidar … Continue reading

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AEC Workshops

The USIBD and FARO are joining forces to offer a series of free AEC hands-on workshops. Please join USIBD™ and FARO® Technologies for a FREE educational, hands-on workshop to learn how to utilize scan data in popular building applications. Why … Continue reading

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Waymo vs. Uber Update

In the latest development regarding Google’s Waymo vs. Uber lawsuit lidar guru Anthony Levandowski has been fired by Uber. This comes after the judge ordered all documents in question be turned over and that Levandowski not work on anything involving … Continue reading

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