Category Archives: Mapping

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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Automated Pavement Data Collection

Michael Baker International claims their new mobile pavement data system is the first of its kind. The system combines the Pavemetrics pavement profiling solution with its existing mobile Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) vehicle and Ground-Penetrating Radar systems. The company … Continue reading

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Lidar Market Poised for High Growth

According to this the report the global lidar market is poised for substantial growth – 15% CAGR. If you think you missed the boat you may want to read this. U.S.-based market research firm Transparency Market Research (TMR) announces the … Continue reading

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Tree Map for Minnesota

EarthDefine, a provider of high-resolution spatial data products, has created a seamless tree canopy dataset that maps Minnesota’s trees in unprecedented detail. The Minnesota SpatialCover Tree Canopy dataset maps trees with 98% accuracy and 30 times the resolution of existing … 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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Improved Data Integration for 3D City Models

Building more accurate 3D city models is a challenge since no one remote sensing platform is capable of supplying all of the data. This paper presents various aspects of integrating data from different laser scanning technologies (terrestrial and airborne), which … 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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Terrain360

Thanks to Michael Raphael for the heads up on this very interesting use of outdoor imagery. It’s not lidar, at least not yet, but it is a very cool use of panoramic photography. Terrain360.com is your interactive trail companion providing … 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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24 Hours of Le Mans in 3D

iRacing’s team of nearly a dozen laser scanning technicians, photographers and artists recently completed their data-gathering work Continue reading

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