Category Archives: Mapping

3DEP Workshops in Progress

the USGS is offering numerous state and regional coordination workshops. Continue reading

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What About Balloons?

The balloon and camera made it up high enough to see the black sky curling around our blue planet, a staggering 94,687 feet. Continue reading

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Using Lidar to Understand Vantage Point

Now you get a look from the perspective of a raptor sitting on a power line and if that makes it scarier for the prey down on the ground using shrubs for cover. Continue reading

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How Does Lidar Work?

This NEON Science video overviews what lidar or light detection and ranging is, how it works and what types of information it can provide. Continue reading

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UAS Proliferates in 2015

Called Maps Made Easy, the app immediately found an audience among land surveyors, but it’s aimed at hobbyists too. Continue reading

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Quanergy Systems Funded for Lidar

They were founded in 2012 and are headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. They are a silicon valley start-up with serious investors that include Mercedes- Benz and Hyundai. 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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Mobile GPR

Catsurveys recently announced a mobile ground penetrating radar (GPR) system that they claim can locate underground utilities at highway speed. 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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Mapping Tree Canopy

eCognition works with objects versus pixels. It is rule based and the more data layers you can provide the better it will work. Continue reading

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