Category Archives: Mapping

Lost City Discovered in Oklahoma

The power of airborne lidar has been used again by NASA to uncover an ancient city, but this time its not in the rain forest of a foreign country its in Oklahoma of all places. It is  actually  thought to … Continue reading

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Lidar and sUAS

If you are interested in the use of lidar with a sUAS Matt Coleman from PrecisionHawk has written an informative article on the topic. As he notes, “The fact that LiDAR is still a relatively heavy sensor with high power … Continue reading

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Chris Hopkinson – Lidar Pioneer

Chris Hokinson, seen above shared this interesting article on his current use of lidar to better understand the the Northern Canadian landscape. Chris is one of the hands on, airborne lidar research pioneers. Research chair Chris Hopkinson has been surveying … Continue reading

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Mapping Fault Lines in New Zealand

As you can see in the above photo the fault is quite visible in this area of New Zealand, but to fully map the area lidar is being used to gain a much more detailed understanding. GNS Science earthquake geologist … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia Issues RFP for Coastal Mapping

On Tuesday, the department of internal services published a tender for a company to provide LiDAR data for eastern Nova Scotia. “It allows us to create a really detailed map that represents the land mass here in Nova Scotia,” said … Continue reading

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NSF Renews Funding for OpenTopography

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has renewed funding for OpenTopography, a science gateway that provides online access to Earth science oriented high-resolution topography data and processing tools. The award, “Collaborative Research: OpenTopography — A Cyberinfrastructure Facility for Topographic Data, Services, … Continue reading

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GNSS and INS Primer

Focusing on mobile mapping applications over the past several months we have looked at what is available regarding the GNSS component. Now it is time to move along to the INS. There seems to be considerable confusion and misunderstanding about … Continue reading

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UK’s Environment Agency Makes Lidar Available

The UK’s Environment Agency has been collecting lidar data to help with flood modelling and to monitor coastal erosion. They have recently announced that 175,000 square kilometres of land has been made available to the public. The ‘point cloud’ data … Continue reading

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Transportation Asset Management Conference

I will be attending the 11th annual Transportation Asset Management conference next week in Minneapolis, MN, July 10 -12. The conference is organized by the Transportation Research Board and hosted by the Minnesota DOT. It also is supported by the … Continue reading

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Mysterious Mapping Vehicle

On the lighter side to get the holiday week started here in the U.S., I had to laugh when I read this. I wonder why the author of this article didn’t think to reach out to one of us in … Continue reading

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