Category Archives: airborne 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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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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Developing a 3DEP Partnership – Lessons Learned

To encourage geospatial data collection and foster information sharing, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) launched the 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) three years ago. 3DEP is a valuable tool, but many state and local agencies may be unaware of the … Continue reading

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An Application Guide for Generating an Enhanced Forest Inventory

Press Release – Airborne Laser Scanning (ALS) data enables the accurate three-dimensional characterization of vertical forest structure. ALS data have proven to be an information-rich asset for forest managers, enabling the generation of highly detailed digital elevation models and the … Continue reading

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$100 Million in Lidar Data – Free

Lidar data sets are some of the most-often-used data by coastal communities, and NOAA’s Digital Coast provides these data at no cost, saving users time and supporting innovation, particularly by small businesses who likely couldn’t afford it otherwise. The 600-plus … Continue reading

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Introductory Lidar FAQ

WWF-UK has compiled easy-to-read guidelines related to the practical use of LiDAR remote sensing in conservation and ecological research. The main argument behind creating these guidelines was that as vegetation and terrain structure has been known to determine habitat quality, … Continue reading

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Mapping Escape Routes

Researchers at the U.S. Forest Service and University of Utah are working together to utilize lidar to help firefighters plan escape routes from wildland fires. “What we’re doing is using lidar to map the most efficient routes to safety for … Continue reading

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