Author Archives: lidar

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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Eliminating Crosstalk

When two or more lidar sensors are in operation at the same frequency there is the possibility that crosstalk will occur. This could cause a vehicle to take evasive actions when they are not called for. Facet Technology is offering … Continue reading

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3DEP Program Benefits

The USGS’ National Geospatial Program is in year one of an 8-year program to create the first publicly available, national 3D elevation map using lidar. Called the 3D Elevation Program or 3DEP, it is a collaboration of federal agencies, states, … Continue reading

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FARO Announces Under $25k Scanner

Things are heating up in the 3D laser scanning community to the benefit of all. FARO has just announced the FARO Focus(M) 70 priced at under $25,000. It is targeted at the construction world and public safety forensics. At 70 … Continue reading

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ILMF 2017 Keynotes Announced

ILMF 2017 which takes place in Denver February 13 – 15 has announced an outstanding group of keynote speakers: LARRY MAYER, Professor and Director, School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering, Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping, University of New … Continue reading

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It’s All About 3D

Whether it is Augmented/Virtual Reality  or driverless vehicles the underlying technology is the ability to navigate a digital 3D world at high speed. Reports from last week’s Consumer Electronics Show have these technologies capturing the top spots in terms of … Continue reading

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