Category Archives: remote sensing

Lidar-derived Coastal Risk Map for Australia

This article in Spatial Source reports on an impressive research effort involving coastal risk and inundation in Australia, a country that has potentially massive issues to address with rises in sea level. The project includes the use of lidar to … Continue reading

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UAS Product Lines Being Developed

Maybe I missed these product developments in the overall din that surrounds the UAS industry, but in putting together the AUVSI XPONENTIAL conference preview I could not help but notice that Leica Geosystems and Topcon are both investing heavily in … Continue reading

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NASA’s CALIPSO Celebrates 10 Years

It was supposed to be a three-year mission, but it turned into a few billion more measurements and seven extra years of science. On Thursday, April 21, NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, and the French Space Agency Centre … Continue reading

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FAA Approves Night Flights

The Federal Aviation Administration has issued the first approval for flights of small commercial drones at night, according to lawyers for the operator, in the latest sign of how quickly U.S. regulators are moving to authorize expanded uses of unmanned … Continue reading

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The Consumers of Geospatial Information

Yesterday’s Frontier Day outreach program marked an important turning point for the ASPRS. By reaching out to the consumers of the geospatial technology and information that the members of ASPRS develop and produce a much broader audience is now being … Continue reading

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Workshops, Meetings, Demos and Product Previews

The focus is on Texas this week with the ASPRS IGTF annual conference opening in Ft. Worth and SPAR 3D in the Woodlands on Monday. It’s about a 3.5 hour drive if you are considering attending both events. IGTF will … Continue reading

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The Value of Lidar Data

This article in Government Technology presents a compelling case for the value that lidar data is creating for Washington, D.C.’s Urban Forestry Administration (UFA). UFA was looking to expand its management reach from its portfolio of street tree maintenance and … Continue reading

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Lidar Degrading Field Skills

This article in the Irish Times caught my eye because it involves lidar and ecology, or more specifically ecologists which is a career that my son is pursuing. The concern is that the use of technology such as lidar and … Continue reading

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Mapping Wetlands with Lidar

In order for wetlands to be protected in New York State they need to be on an officail map. Approximately 20 percent of the wetlands in Tompkins County are not on the map, and therefore not protected. “The wetland maps … Continue reading

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Scanning Laser Glasses

This is not a new idea. It has been around for more than 15 years, but recently a Japanese company QD Laser demonstrated a prototype pair of glasses that use “retinal scanning laser eyewear technology.” What the glasses do is … Continue reading

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