Category Archives: Environmental

National Biomass Map

The Democratic Republic of Congo has become the first African country to build a national biomass map using LiDAR, furthering the scientific underpinning of their REDD+ processes. WWF-DRC launched the Carbon Map and Model project in 2012, in partnership with … Continue reading

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Mapping Landslides with Lidar

A recently released USGS report finds a number of landslides that were not previously recognized due in large part to the dense forest cover. They note that, “Newly acquired lidar imagery has allowed researchers at the U.S. Geological Survey to … Continue reading

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Lidar for Flash Flood Monitoring

A proof of concept study was recently conducted at the Amacuzac River in Mexico. The study focused on what is called “inclined lidar”.  According to the abstract published at MDPI, inclined lidar “works based on the fact that a near-infrared … Continue reading

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Introduction to Lidar – Online Training

NOAA’s Office of Coastal Management Digital Coast is offering a free, online training course entitled, “Introduction to Lidar.” It’s an 80 minute tutorial including the following  topics: Define lidar Select types of elevation data for specific coastal applications Describe how … Continue reading

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Massive Reef Discovered Behind Great Barrier

Scientists had an idea that there was a much larger reef behind the Great Barrier, but it was the Royal Australian Navy who confirmed the shape, size, and vast scale of the deep reef with bathymetric lidar. “We’ve now mapped … Continue reading

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Chris Hopkinson – Lidar Pioneer

Chris Hokinson, seen above shared this interesting article on his current use of lidar to better understand the the Northern Canadian landscape. Chris is one of the hands on, airborne lidar research pioneers. Research chair Chris Hopkinson has been surveying … Continue reading

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White House to Promote UAS Industry

This is really big news. According to a White House press release dated August 2, 2016, “Today, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) is announcing new steps, sustained by public and private support, to promote the … Continue reading

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Mapping Fault Lines in New Zealand

As you can see in the above photo the fault is quite visible in this area of New Zealand, but to fully map the area lidar is being used to gain a much more detailed understanding. GNS Science earthquake geologist … Continue reading

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NASA Scientists Study Alaska Forest in 3D

Scientists are zeroing in on a slice of forest in Alaska, using a powerful laser scanner to probe the area and produce unique 3D views of the trees that call the forest home. Earlier this month, scientists working on NASA’s … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia Issues RFP for Coastal Mapping

On Tuesday, the department of internal services published a tender for a company to provide LiDAR data for eastern Nova Scotia. “It allows us to create a really detailed map that represents the land mass here in Nova Scotia,” said … Continue reading

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