Category Archives: Government

Novel Lidar Will Detect Methane Leaks

This mobile LiDAR system will dramatically reduce the cost to identify, quantify, and locate methane leaks compared to currently available technologies. Continue reading

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Learn Mobile Lidar

We also developed an educational website (learnmobilelidar.com) that includes a number of easy to use and valuable extensions to the material contained in this document. Continue reading

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Update on FAA UAS Exemption

We believe that these authorizations will be available on a more streamlined basis now that Trimble has received its exemption. Continue reading

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Lidar Tested at Space Station

The advantage of the LIRIS approach is that it scans objects and gathers information about them without a dedicated communications link or hardware installed on the targets. Continue reading

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Trimble Obtains FAA Exemption for UAS

Trimble was recently granted an exemption by the FAA that allows them to conduct commercial operation of its Trimble® UX5 Aerial Imaging Solution in the U.S. The exemption was granted pursuant to Section 333 of the FAA Modernization and Reform … Continue reading

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DARPA Robotics Challenge

The DARPA autonomous vehicle challenge was where Velodyne got its start in developing lidar sensors. Continue reading

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The President, in 3D

Recently, the Smithsonian stopped by the White House to take a 3D portrait of President Obama, in what will be be the highest resolution digital model of a head of state. The bust of President Obama was created by a … Continue reading

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USGS Lidar Base Spec Updated

Lidar is a fast evolving technology, and much has changed in the industry since the final draft of the “Lidar Base Specification Version 1.0” was written. Continue reading

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Proposed FAA UAS Regs

The new rules will also limit flights to the pilot’s line of sight and altitude to 400-feet. Continue reading

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NASA GEDI Lidar

In this case the goal is to create detailed 3D maps and measure the biomass of forests. Continue reading

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