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Velodyne Partners with Autoliv

Velodyne and Autoliv will partner to develop lidar technology for the automotive industry. Autoliv is a global leader in the field of automotive safety systems and Velodyne pioneered the use of lidar for autonomous vehicles. Now that the partnership has … Continue reading

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iPhone 8 May Include Scanner

According to Fast Company, insider sources have revealed that the upcoming iPhone will include a ‘Vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser’, also known as a VCSEL, a type of camera scanning system that allows for better depth perception and auto-focus capabilities. Gathering accurate … Continue reading

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The Future of the Surveying Profession

Thanks to Terry Bennett at Autodesk for the contribution. Here are some excerpts: Surveying is “the application of special knowledge of the principles of mathematics, the related physical and applied sciences and the relevant requirements of law for adequate evidence … Continue reading

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Using Lidar to Understand Rockfalls

Thanks to Dr. Michael Olsen for this reference. Rockfalls and debris avalanches triggered by earthquakes quakes during the 2010–2011 Canterbury earthquake sequence in New Zealand killed five people and caused an estimated US$400 million in damages. In total, about 200 … Continue reading

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Audi First to Support Level 3 Automation

Instead of Tesla or General Motors it looks like Volkswagen’s Audi division will be the first to offer Level 3 self driving capability or what is called conditional automation. This means the vehicle is capable of fully autonomous operation, but … Continue reading

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3D Dublin, Ireland

According to Tech Crunch New York University has made available what they claim is the densest public LiDAR data set ever collected, via its Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP). At 300 points per square meter the airborne laser … Continue reading

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Waymo Drops 3 Patent Claims

In an interesting move, reported by Bloomberg, Waymo has dropped three of its four patent – infringement claims in its lawsuit against Uber. The judge in the case has been encouraging Waymo to focus on theft of trade secrets and … Continue reading

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Standardizing Terminology

Ever wonder if you are using a new term, such as structure from motion (SfM) correctly? Well if it has to do with remote sensing or photogrammetry then you are in luck. Photogrammetric Terminology – Third Addition is an official document … Continue reading

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2017 Esri Imaging and Mapping Forum

The Esri User Conference kicks off this coming week with the 2017 Imaging and Mapping Forum July 8 and 9. Topics include imaging, lidar, 3D, drone technology, as well as multidimensional analysis and modeling to solve organizational problems. There are … Continue reading

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ILMF 2018 Call for Papers

The 18th Annual International LiDAR Mapping Forum (ILMF), taking place in Denver, Colorado, USA, February 5-7, 2018, has announced a Call for Papers and invites interested parties to submit their abstracts by August 14, 2017. ILMF is a technical conference … Continue reading

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