Category Archives: Government

Preserving the Nations Monuments with 3D Laser Scanning

This is a guest post from Jon Adams at DJS Associates. Construction companies need accurate measurements and want them fast. Over the past 10 to 20 years, hardware and software engineers have been hard at work developing tools to suit … Continue reading

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Change is in the Air

Time is running out for you to make plans to attend the ASPRS’s UAS Technical Demonstration and Symposium in Reno, NV September 29 and 30. Last year’s inaugural event was a big success and with the program this year including … Continue reading

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FAA UAS Crackdown

For all those people who are taking the risk of  flying a UAS without the proper FAA approval please note the following: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently announced on its website that it was stepping up enforcement actions against … Continue reading

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Crime Scene Documentation

This article written from the end user perspective clearly explains the benefits of documenting a crime scene with 3D laser scanning. When it comes time to collect evidence at the scene of a crime, Detective Joe Swenson said sometimes you … Continue reading

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USGS Evaluating New Lidar Systems

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has contracted with Woolpert to evaluate new lidar (light detection and ranging) technologies to assess the suitability to support the 3D Elevation Program (3DEP). This use of the single photon and Geiger mode lidar for … Continue reading

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Illegal Tree Removal

The District of Columbia is using airborne lidar data to automatically identify trees that have been illegally removed by landowners. Trees are needed to process carbon gases which can improve air quality and reduce greenhouse gases. Collecting LIDAR data annually … Continue reading

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JRC Outperfoms

A team of researchers from the Joint Research Centre (JRC), the European Commission’s in-house science service, has outperformed a global mix of 27 teams from academia and industry, achieving the best overall result at a recent Microsoft-sponsored indoor localization competition … Continue reading

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TRB Committee Meeting

I’ll be in Indianapolis attending one of my favorite annual events the summer meeting of the TRB AFB80 committee meeting. This is the Geospatial Data Acquisition Technologies in Design and Construction and not only do we share ideas and information … Continue reading

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NASA RFI For Space Lidar

NASA/ARC is interested in spaceflight-qualified LIDAR systems for planetary rover missions on the Moon. LIDAR is a remote sensing method that uses light in the form of a pulsed laser to measure ranges (variable distance). This RFI seeks information about … Continue reading

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3DEP BAA

The USGS just announced the 3DEP program via a Broad Agency Announcement for FY 2015/16. The BAA provides detailed information on how to partner with the USGS and other Federal agencies to acquire high-quality 3D Elevation data. Information and contacts … Continue reading

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