Category Archives: airborne 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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3D Yosemite

My son and I just spent a few days in Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks. Truly spectacular and inspiring locations. We were a little early in the season, but we had the best luck in Yosemite. In a … Continue reading

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Lidar Data via a Subscription Model

This innovative business model – data-as-a-service (DaaS) – is being used in the area around Perth, Australia to offer local governments lidar-derived, 3D data via a recurring subscription model. This can make a lot of sense from a budget planning … Continue reading

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Lidar – With Proper Ground Control

This article by Chuck Boyer, Director of Geospatial Solutions, at Aerial Services, Inc. is an excellent introduction to the importance of ground control in supporting lidar missions. Chuck explains: When discussing LiDAR accuracy, the most important statement a LiDAR consultant … Continue reading

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Intel Selling Drones

If you think that Intel is just pursuing promotional events, like the recent Olympics, with their Drone Team then you will likely be interested to know that they are actually selling UAVs and working with partners to demonstrate their capabilities. … Continue reading

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Principles of Positional Accuracy

Mike Tully, CEO of Aerial Services, Inc. has written an important introduction to the topic of positional accuracy. Here’s a preview of the article. Since the FAA Part 107 rules were released, the future of UAS commercial data collection is … Continue reading

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2018 JACIE Workshop Call for Abstracts

The JACIE Team (Joint Agency Commercial Imagery Evaluation) is excited to issue this Call for Abstracts for the 2018 JACIE Workshop. This year’s JACIE workshop will be held in College Park, Maryland on September 18-20′ 2018. The JACIE workshop focuses … Continue reading

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Revolutionary Multi-wavelength Forest Scanning

New multi-wavelength laser scanners are being used to map forests in more detail than ever before, say researchers at the University of Salford in the UK and elsewhere. They believe that their state-of-the-art systems, which are now able to distinguish … Continue reading

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Lidar Used to Discover Ancient Maya Structures

Tens of thousands of ancient Maya structures have been discovered in Guatemala with the aid of aerial lidar.This is being hailed as one of the most important discoveries in recent times. Marcello Canuto, a Tulane University archaeologist, who also took … Continue reading

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