Author Archives: lidar

How Accurate is Your Drone? Real World Results

By Mike Tully, ASI Aerial Services and the Iowa Department of Transportation completed a UAS project in 2017 that tested the positional accuracy of several Unmanned Aerial Systems (camera and lidar). In this highly informative article Mike Tully presents a … Continue reading

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Lidar Flight Planner

Phoenix Lidar Systems recently announced the release of their Phoenix Flight Planner that can be used to optimize your LiDAR mission parameters before you fly. The beta software allows to calculate your flight plan, review estimated LiDAR data quality, and … Continue reading

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Big Data and Lidar

The VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is developing new solutions for the responsible and sustainable use of the resources of agriculture, forestry and fishery, as part of an international consortium. The main goal is to use Big Data particularly … Continue reading

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Free Airborne Lidar Data Webinar

Join the New York State GIS Association for a webinar titled ‘What’s the Point in LiDAR’ presented by David McKittrick of Blue Marble Geographics. This webinar is FREE and open to all, regardless of membership in the Association. Date: Tuesday … Continue reading

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Scanning the Titanic

OceanGate Inc., a provider of manned submersible services and 2G Robotics, a global leader in underwater laser scanners, have formed a strategic alliance to capture laser data of the RMS Titanic shipwreck and debris field. 2G Robotics dynamic underwater laser … Continue reading

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USIBD Best Practices Webinar

Join Us January 17th at 1 PM ET to Hear Case Studies that Demonstrate the Unique Challenges and Best Practices for High-Precision 3D Laser Scanning & Modeling Projects Pharmaceutical and medical research labs share several unique characteristics that can present … Continue reading

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TRB and CES 2018

Two of the more important industry events are taking place this week. The Transportation Research Board’s annual meeting kicks off in Washington, DC and the Consumer Electronics Show will draw well over 100,000 to Las Vegas. What do these seemingly … Continue reading

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Inside the Vehicle Lidar

This partnership has the potential to solve a number of the issues with lidar sensors and inclement weather. One of the leading suppliers of automotive windshields, AGC Automotive has combined forces with yet another lidar start-up, Dibotics to offer the … Continue reading

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Velodyne Slashes Price of Puck

The investment in automation at Velodyne’s Megafactory is beginning to produce results. Yesterday they announced up to a 50 percent reduction in the cost of the VLP – 16 Puck, their most popular sensor, to $4,000. “Demand for our VLP-16s … Continue reading

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All of England to be Mapped with Lidar

England’s entire landscape will be mapped with lasers to tackle flooding, help conservation work and even track illegal waste dumps, the Environment Agency said. Under plans unveiled by the government agency, aircraft equipped with laser scanners will map all 130,000 … Continue reading

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