Category Archives: Government

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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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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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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NSF Renews Funding for OpenTopography

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has renewed funding for OpenTopography, a science gateway that provides online access to Earth science oriented high-resolution topography data and processing tools. The award, “Collaborative Research: OpenTopography — A Cyberinfrastructure Facility for Topographic Data, Services, … Continue reading

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Apollo 11 in 3D

It was July 20, 1969 that the Apollo 11 touched down on the moon’s surface while the rest of the world watched – and today, you can mark that anniversary by looking inside the Apollo 11’s command module, Columbia. Until … Continue reading

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Day One at Transportation Asset Management Conference

The first day at the 11th National Conference on Transportation Asset Management kicked off with a number of short keynotes. The most interesting opening comment was that DOTs must look at becoming performance – based organizations, not just implementors of … Continue reading

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