Author Archives: lidar

Drone Training

I don’t usually find a company that I can blog about on ABC’s Shark Tank, but DARTdrones is one I think you might want to make note of. DARTdrones is the national leader in drone training, consultation, and expert support … Continue reading

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New Zealand Lidar Project

The Gisborne District Council in New Zealand will receive over $1 million in funding to acquire LIDAR across the entire district. The Council believes this project will bring major economic and infrastructure benefits for the entire region. The funding will … Continue reading

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3,000 Blog Posts and Counting

During this past week I published my 3,000th In the Scan blog post. That’s almost one per day for the past 9 years, but enough about me. This is really a story about you, the readers. You are the reason … Continue reading

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A Better Laser Light Sensing Technology

From the press release: Researchers at Purdue University and Stanford University believe they have found a novel laser light sensing technology that is more robust and less expensive than is currently available with a wide range of uses, including a … Continue reading

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ASCE Surveying and Geomatics Conference

Make your plans to join us in sunny Southern California April 22 – 24, 2018 for the inaugural ASCE UESI 2018 Surveying & Geomatics Conference in joint collaboration with California State Polytechnic University Pomona. We invite you to participate in … Continue reading

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Calculating Tree Volumes

It’s difficult to use a video to explain 3D point cloud workflows, but this one from the UK does an excellent job with visually demonstrating how tree volumes can be calculated using 3D scanned data. Like many challenges with remote … Continue reading

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Learn Mobile Lidar

Are you looking for a detailed overview of mobile lidar as it applies to transportation applications, then I have some good news for you. As part of the team that developed¬† NCHRP Report No. 748 we were asked to create … Continue reading

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Archaeology in the Palm of Your Hand

The Fairfield Foundation launched a new digital historic preservation initiative in 2017 using drones, photogrammetry, and 3D printing. At the conclusion of each layer of the dig the drone was used to capture the exposed objects and terrain.¬† The photos … Continue reading

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Driverless Vehicle Testing Programs are Flawed

In an excellent article in Wired the author points out the mistakes being made in the design and execution of testing programs for self-driving vehicles. He quotes Martyn Thomas CBE, professor of information technology at Gresham College and fellow of … Continue reading

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Pix4D Announces Agricultural Product – Pix4Dfields

Pix4D recently announced Pix4Dfields, its first fully dedicated product for agriculture. A beta program is now open. The vision for the new product is “To give fast and accurate maps while in the field, with a simple yet powerful interface … Continue reading

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