Category Archives: Data

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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Philippines Flood Risk Management

With more than 20 typhoons impacting the Philippines on average each year the need for emergency management planning is apparent. To support this effort the Philippine Light Detection and Ranging (Phil-LiDAR) research project, started in 2014 was initiated by the … Continue reading

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Fast Ground Filtering

A research team at Oregon State has developed a very fast ground filtering algorithm. From the Abstract: Ground filtering is a common procedure in lidar data processing, which separates the point cloud data into ground points and non-ground points. Effective … Continue reading

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Lidar and sUAS

If you are interested in the use of lidar with a sUAS Matt Coleman from PrecisionHawk has written an informative article on the topic. As he notes, “The fact that LiDAR is still a relatively heavy sensor with high power … Continue reading

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Smart Maps for Autonomous Vehicles

A silicon valley start-up Civil Maps has recently received $6 million in funding from a group that includes Ford Motors for their ability to produce 3D base maps that are much smaller in size as they only contain the critical … Continue reading

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Transportation Asset Management Conference

I will be attending the 11th annual Transportation Asset Management conference next week in Minneapolis, MN, July 10 -12. The conference is organized by the Transportation Research Board and hosted by the Minnesota DOT. It also is supported by the … Continue reading

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State Mandated Use of Lidar

There is nothing better than a mandate to get the funding flowing in a government setting. In 2015, the Washington State Legislature mandated that the Department of Natural Resources Division of Geology and Earth Resources collect, analyze, and publicly distribute … Continue reading

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Lidar News Today – 6/16/16

This week’s Lidar News Today is highlighting a number of interesting topics including an inside look at a firm based in Florida that has built a reputation for being experts in merging hydrographic and 3D laser scan data. The FHWA … Continue reading

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OGC Point Cloud DWG Meeting

There is a meeting of the OGC Point Cloud DWG scheduled for the upcoming TC meetings in Dublin Ireland for Tuesday, June 21st @ 8:00 – 9:45. The following is the final agenda: Final Agenda: • Update on the Point … Continue reading

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3D Printed Map of London

San Francisco-based programmer Andrew Godwin has found a way to use the British government’s LIDAR data to create a scale model of a small slice of Central London, the city where he grew up. Godwin got the idea for his … Continue reading

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