Category Archives: Mapping

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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State Mandated Use of Lidar

There is nothing better than a mandate to get the funding flowing in a government setting. In 2015, the Washington State Legislature mandated that the Department of Natural Resources Division of Geology and Earth Resources collect, analyze, and publicly distribute … Continue reading

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2016 Esri Imaging and Mapping Forum

Esri opens the User Conference with the 2016 Imaging and Mapping Forum today in San Diego, CA. From the website – “Multidimensional GIS (that’s a new term) and mapping technology has a unique ability to communicate—in 3D and n-dimensional space—natural … Continue reading

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Fighting Wildfires with UAS

This excellent  article discusses the use of UAS, satellites and lidar to fight wildfires. The Fort McMurray wildfire in Canada, imaged above with the Japanese satellite Suomi NPP burned for more than six weeks and is now the largest on … Continue reading

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