Category Archives: Mapping

Finding Lidar Data

The USGS hosts what it calls the National Map Download Client which is a searchable database of lidar data collections for the U.S. The site features a number of advanced search options that can be used to more quickly locate … Continue reading

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Lidar-derived Coastal Risk Map for Australia

This article in Spatial Source reports on an impressive research effort involving coastal risk and inundation in Australia, a country that has potentially massive issues to address with rises in sea level. The project includes the use of lidar to … Continue reading

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Top Drone FAA Exemptions

According to this Construction Dive report the Federal Aviation Administration has given construction and infrastructure businesses 1,800 exemptions, almost 60% of all industry requests for exemptions —which is also almost 40% of the total 4,600 exemptions the FAA has approved, according … Continue reading

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Autonomous Vehicle News

For all of you golfers out there, since this is Masters Sunday and it looks like it could be quite a finish this news item seems appropriate. Velodyne LiDAR announced its collaboration with SMART, the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and … Continue reading

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UAS-Based Vegetation Management

One of the areas where the use of UAS will be especially advantageous is vegetation management for power transmission corridors. This article provides an inside look at some of the key issues that the transmission owners will have to face, … Continue reading

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Mobile Laser Scanning Workshop

The second annual MoLaS workshop has been announced. From 23-24 November  2016, Fraunhofer IPM is hosting the second international MoLaS workshop on the subject of mobile laser scanning at its premises in Freiburg, Germany. Thirteen internationally renowned experts in 3D mapping … Continue reading

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The Value of Lidar Data

This article in Government Technology presents a compelling case for the value that lidar data is creating for Washington, D.C.’s Urban Forestry Administration (UFA). UFA was looking to expand its management reach from its portfolio of street tree maintenance and … Continue reading

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Lidar Degrading Field Skills

This article in the Irish Times caught my eye because it involves lidar and ecology, or more specifically ecologists which is a career that my son is pursuing. The concern is that the use of technology such as lidar and … Continue reading

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Philippines’ Lidar Data Portal

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in the Philippines recently launched a web portal dedicated to accessing flood hazard maps. The United Nations said the Philippines is one of the countries with the most number of disasters over the … Continue reading

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Helping Countries with Lidar

It may sound like a stretch, but in this article an Israeli aerial mapping firm explains how the use of lidar and photogrammetry helped the island of Cyprus to avoid bankruptcy. Even if his company’s name goes unmentioned, Udi Friedlander, … Continue reading

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