Category Archives: Research

High Accuracy NIST LADAR

They believe the technology may be useful in diverse fields, including precision machining and assembly, as well as in forensics. Continue reading

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3D Laser Scanning Shoot-out

Greg Lawes at point3D is working with a group of interested parties to create a shoot-out to compare laser scanning systems. Continue reading

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Automated 3D Feature Extraction

The research undertaken has explored the energy function to solve various tasks, such as LiDAR data filtering, Continue reading

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Geomatics Field Test Facility

One of the ideas is an independent field test facility that could be the focal point for this entire effort. Continue reading

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Handheld Scanner Supports Forest Applications

Using the ZEB1 they achieved significant advantages in speed of data capture, quality of the resulting point cloud and ease of use of the system. Continue reading

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Beneath the Surface of Stonehenge

A recent report by the BBC indicates that recent subsurface surveys of the area surrounding Stonehenge have revealed an amazing amount of new 3D data. Using ground penetrating radar, magnetometers and laser scanners the researchers have developed a whole new … Continue reading

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Applied Research Topics in Geomatics Wanted

These are problems that you regularly encounter for which there really isn’t an elegant solution. Continue reading

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Using MMS to Analyze Pavement Condition

by using colored point clouds that had been assigned values of 8-bit RGB color to map the values of the surface normal and the curvature in a point cloud Continue reading

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Laser Scanner Provides Quality Control for 3D Printing

Suppose your 3D printer malfunctions in the middle of a project. Continue reading

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Using Lidar to Improve Earth’s Climate

discuss how a satellite equipped with high-powered LIDAR lasers may prove useful for researching—and maybe eventually actually orchestrating—climate engineering. Continue reading

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