Category Archives: Environmental

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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JALBTCX Annual Conference

The Joint Airborne Lidar Bathymetry Center of Excellence – JALBTCX is hosting their annual conference in Silver Spring, MD July 19 – 21. If you are under the impression that there is not a lot of work being done in … Continue reading

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Modelling Forest Understory with Lidar

Evaluating habitat quality and understory composition across complex landscapes remains a challenge for forest and wildlife managers, but is essential for ensuring the stability of vulnerable species. In this  study a group Canadian researchers investigate whether forest stand structure, as … Continue reading

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Multi-Wavelength DIAL

A team of researchers in China have demonstrated an increase in accuracy when using a multi-wavelength differential absorption lidar to measure carbon dioxide as compared to the standard dual wavelength. They note: Differential absorption LIDAR (DIAL) remote sensing is a … Continue reading

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New Zealand Lidar Data is Free

It’s an advantage in some cases to have a small country. Projects which here in the U.S. can take decades can be accomplished in a few years. Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) has completed a five year project to improve … Continue reading

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New Aerosol Lidar for Jurong Island

To extend the observation network of real-time weather monitoring systems, the Meteorological Service Singapore (MSS) has also installed an aerosol LIDAR on Jurong Island to measure the local distribution of particulate matter in the atmosphere, as well as a wind … Continue reading

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2016 Esri Imaging and Mapping Forum

Esri opens the User Conference with the 2016 Imaging and Mapping Forum today in San Diego, CA. From the website – “Multidimensional GIS (that’s a new term) and mapping technology has a unique ability to communicate—in 3D and n-dimensional space—natural … Continue reading

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Fighting Wildfires with UAS

This excellent  article discusses the use of UAS, satellites and lidar to fight wildfires. The Fort McMurray wildfire in Canada, imaged above with the Japanese satellite Suomi NPP burned for more than six weeks and is now the largest on … Continue reading

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Contributions of LiDAR to Ecosystem Service Planning and Markets

This paper reviews the drivers and co-benefits of expanded LiDAR data investment by local government entities and presents a case study of forest carbon markets in California to illuminate how this investment compares to investment in the acquisition of field … Continue reading

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