Category Archives: Mobile LiDAR

Day One at Transportation Asset Management Conference

The first day at the 11th National Conference on Transportation Asset Management kicked off with a number of short keynotes. The most interesting opening comment was that DOTs must look at becoming performance – based organizations, not just implementors of … 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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Lidar News Today – 6/16/16

This week’s Lidar News Today is highlighting a number of interesting topics including an inside look at a firm based in Florida that has built a reputation for being experts in merging hydrographic and 3D laser scan data. The FHWA … Continue reading

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FHWA Guide for Use of Lidar in Transportation

The FHWA has released an introductory guide to the use of lidar surveying technology. The guide explains, “The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) transportation bill introduced new programmatic performance measures with which the STAs (state transportation … Continue reading

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GPS Outage in Southwest U.S.

A Notam (Notice to Airmen) is warning operators of “all aircraft relying on GPS” (and other mobile mapping systems?) of widespread GPS outages starting today throughout the Southwest and especially southern California. Although the FAA doesn’t go into detail, it … Continue reading

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Voxel Group Feature Extraction

The search for the Holy Grail continues. This paper from a group of researchers in China describes a voxel group approach to automate the extraction of buildings from mobile lidar surveys. “In this paper, a new technical framework for automatic … Continue reading

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Comparing Mobile Scanning Systems

This research was conducted in Poland comparing a Z + F system with a Riegl which used the VMX 250 to measure the gauge of railroad track. The point of these tests was to answer the question of whether the … Continue reading

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TopoDOT User Conference Update

The warm sun in Orlando feels very nice, but it’s the first TopoDOT User Conference that is creating the real benefits. The decision to host the conference at a local community college that has 3 labs with more than 40 … Continue reading

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DIY Mobile Mapping

This has to be one of the more interesting DIY mobile mapping systems that I have seen. Perhaps the team at Certainty 3D can make some sense of this. I am headed to Orlando tomorrow for the first TopoDOT Users … Continue reading

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