Category Archives: Research

Media Survey – Make Your Opinion Count

Here’s your chance to influence the 3D lidar industry and make your opinion count. Lidar News invites you to participate in a brief, online Media Survey. Your input on these important topics is highly valued and we think you’ll find … Continue reading

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A Better Laser Light Sensing Technology

From the press release: Researchers at Purdue University and Stanford University believe they have found a novel laser light sensing technology that is more robust and less expensive than is currently available with a wide range of uses, including a … Continue reading

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ASCE Surveying and Geomatics Conference

Make your plans to join us in sunny Southern California April 22 – 24, 2018 for the inaugural ASCE UESI 2018 Surveying & Geomatics Conference in joint collaboration with California State Polytechnic University Pomona. We invite you to participate in … Continue reading

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Calculating Tree Volumes

It’s difficult to use a video to explain 3D point cloud workflows, but this one from the UK does an excellent job with visually demonstrating how tree volumes can be calculated using 3D scanned data. Like many challenges with remote … Continue reading

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Archaeology in the Palm of Your Hand

The Fairfield Foundation launched a new digital historic preservation initiative in 2017 using drones, photogrammetry, and 3D printing. At the conclusion of each layer of the dig the drone was used to capture the exposed objects and terrain.  The photos … Continue reading

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Driverless Vehicle Testing Programs are Flawed

In an excellent article in Wired the author points out the mistakes being made in the design and execution of testing programs for self-driving vehicles. He quotes Martyn Thomas CBE, professor of information technology at Gresham College and fellow of … Continue reading

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3D Yosemite

My son and I just spent a few days in Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks. Truly spectacular and inspiring locations. We were a little early in the season, but we had the best luck in Yosemite. In a … Continue reading

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Velocity Sensitive Lidar

Blackmore Sensors and Analytics, based in (that high tech hotbed of fly fishing) Bozeman, MT has just received $18 million in series B financing to scale their frequency-modulated continuous wave (FMCW) lidar and just as importantly the artificial perception software … Continue reading

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Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) and Highways – An International Perspective

    Monday, April 16, 2018 from 11:00 am – 12:30 pm EDT Register now! Join us for a special webinar to launch the World Road Association’s Special Project: “The Use of Unmanned Aerial Systems to Remotely Collect Data for … Continue reading

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Non-Line-of-Sight Imaging

It is still very much in the lab experiment stage, but researchers at Stanford believe they have solved one of the two key problems with using reflected laser returns to effectively “see around corners.” Where non-line-of-sight capability could be of … Continue reading

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