Category Archives: remote sensing

3D Roof Reconstruction from Lidar

This is an interesting research paper written by a group of Chinese researchers who are also trying to improve the automation of 3D roof reconstruction from airborne lidar data. They report, “A new approach for three-dimensional (3-D) reconstruction of building … Continue reading

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Estimating Crop Biomass from Lidar

This research team from Chain and Canada looked at the effects of a number of lidar data collection parameters on the estimation of crop biomass estimation. Their findings indicated that LiDAR point density had an important effect on the estimation … Continue reading

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Lidar, CCD and Hyperspectral

This paper describes the design, implementation and performance of a novel airborne system, which integrates commercial waveform LiDAR, CCD (Charge-Coupled Device) camera and hyperspectral sensors into a common platform system. CAF’s (The Chinese Academy of Forestry) LiCHy (LiDAR, CCD and … Continue reading

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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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Sick – Scanning for Safety

While on the industrial theme this might be a good time to highlight the new safety scanner from Sick. Sick specializes in providing scanners that are used for security and for protecting people that operate dangerous machinery in real time. … 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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