Category Archives: Mobile LiDAR

Pegasus: Stream – Integrated Above and Below Ground 3D Data Collection

Imagine being able to collect 3D data with a platform that integrates above and below ground 3D information into a unified system. Enter the Leica Geosystems Pegasus: Stream. According to Leica Geosystems the Pegasus:Stream is the only vehicle towed reality … Continue reading

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Mobile Laser Scanning Workshop

The second annual MoLaS workshop has been announced. From¬†23-24 November ¬†2016, Fraunhofer IPM is hosting the second international MoLaS workshop on the subject of mobile laser scanning at its premises in Freiburg, Germany. Thirteen internationally renowned experts in 3D mapping … Continue reading

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Pyramids, Shiny Surfaces and Increased Safety

If you are like me you had no idea there was another region of Africa where there were ancient pyramids. It’s in Sudan and Heinz Ruther leader of the Zamani Project explains how he is part of the team that … Continue reading

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Caltrans Goes Mobile

Caltrans and many other transportation agencies for that matter are investing in mobile lidar data collection. The challenge is not the collecting, its the data management and integration into the daily workflows of these organizations, but we have to start … Continue reading

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Budapest in 3D

This 3D mapping project and resulting geodatabase just may be the most impressive example of a state of the art asset management system anywhere in the world. More than 4700 km of road and street network comprising the City of … Continue reading

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Day 1 ILMF 2016

ILMF 2016 has about 850 attendees and the really good news is that everyone that I spoke with said that they had a lot of business. Obviously the oil and gas sector is not doing well, but I think the … Continue reading

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Using Sign Reflectivity to Register Mobile Lidar Data

Spanish researchers claim that they can avoid the use of ground control to register mobile lidar data scans using sign reflectivity. Here is a portion of their abstract. Mobile light detection and ranging (LiDAR) is currently one of the most … Continue reading

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Lidar News Today – February 2, 2016

Lidar News Today has hit the street with a summary of the important news items of the past week in one location. Learn how Lanmar CTO and Lead Modeler Larry Kleinkemper has found a powerful new software that can handle … Continue reading

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Hurting the Industry

I had this theme come up twice at the TRB conference on Tuesday and I promised I would use my platform to highlight it. I guess at the core of the problem are those old fashioned ideas known as being … Continue reading

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Mobile Mapping Guidelines

The Florida Department of Transportation has developed a document entitled “Terrestrial Mobile Lidar Surveying and Mapping Guidelines.” It was released in March of 2015. It was adapted from the CALTRANS Survey Manual 2011 and the NCHRP report #748 which has … Continue reading

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