Category Archives: Mapping

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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Mapping Beer Caves

will use LiDAR to measure the volume of the void and create a detailed map assessing attributes such as craftsmanship and materials used in constructing the caves. Continue reading

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Mapping Glaciers with Lidar

However, the rapid shrinking of mountain glaciers causes nearly one-third of current sea level rise, previous research has shown. Continue reading

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USGS 3DEP RFI

The primary purpose of this RFI is to identify potential options for providing robust management, file access and exploitation of numerous, large-volume lidar datasets acquired by the USGS through the 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) http://nationalmap.gov/3DEP/.  Options may be in the … Continue reading

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Open Lidar Data

From September 2015 on all our LIDAR data will become Open Data and everyone will be able to use it for free. Continue reading

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Autonomous UAV

Taking 3D scans of its surroundings, the drone can process that data fast enough to navigate in real time, without hitting objects. Continue reading

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Automatic Registration

The feature extraction and matching process enables the automatic estimation of the coarse registration parameters required for initializing the fine registration process. Continue reading

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