Category Archives: Government

ILMF and ASPRS to Co-Locate in 2018

The big announcement from this year’s ILMF conference is an agreement with ASPRS to co-locate their annual conferences in Denver next spring. Each group will maintain their technical programs and they will share an exhibit hall. Attendees will be offered … Continue reading

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3DEP Program Benefits

The USGS’ National Geospatial Program is in year one of an 8-year program to create the first publicly available, national 3D elevation map using lidar. Called the 3D Elevation Program or 3DEP, it is a collaboration of federal agencies, states, … Continue reading

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Promoting Engineering Careers with 3D Laser Scanning

Transport Scotland is funding the development of promotional engineering learning aids using the Forth Bridges as the subject to the tune of £425,000.The funding will be used to develop games, apps and interactive models all aimed at developing pupils’ STEM … Continue reading

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Singapore in 3D

Singapore has long been a leader in the use of GIS technology. They are currently taking geospatial data management to the next level – the intelligent 3D level, with the help of a number of individuals and companies. This is … Continue reading

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Bio-indicator Lidar

A research scientist at NASA Goddard has developed a lidar-based sensor technology that can detect organic compounds which would be an indicator of life as we know it, now or in the past. Once on another planet, the device, which … Continue reading

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US Army Seeks Partner for Long Distance LiDAR System

The US Army has developed a long distance LiDAR system allowing them to better calculate range and velocity measurements of long distance targets, such as incoming missiles. This technology allows them to more accurately discern between actual threats and false alarms. At closer … 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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ASPRS Announces Call for Abstracts

The ASPRS has just announced a Call for Abstracts for IGTF 2017 to be held in Baltimore, MD March 13 – 17, 2017. They are seeking premier presentation and workshop submissions dealing with ASPRS core disciplines and their application in … 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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