Category Archives: Research

Tree Segmentation

Traditional methods for segmenting trees attempt to isolate prominent tree crowns from a lidar-derived canopy height model. This group of researchers have introduced a novel segmentation method, “layer stacking,” which slices the entire forest point cloud at 1-m height intervals … Continue reading

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Treesearch

Treesearch is an online system for sharing free, full text publications by Research and Development scientists in the US Forest Service. Included in Treesearch are scholarly works published by the agency as well as those published by others, including papers … Continue reading

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Research Scientist Position

The NHERI RAPID Facility is hiring a Research Scientist to fill our Site Operations Specialist position. This position supports the newly awarded National Science Foundation (NSF) NHERI (Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure) Rapid Facility that is under development at the … Continue reading

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Geiger-mode for Autonomous Vehicles

This is an informative video interview with the CEO of Princeton Lightwave, Dr. Mark Itzler who explains the potential benefits of Geiger-mode lidar to the development of autonomous vehicles.

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Self-driving Cars Face a Major Problem – Snow

Since 2009 Google has logged more than 2 million self-driving miles with their test vehicles. In fact, last week they spun this project out to a new business. Waymo is the new company, but it still faces the same major … Continue reading

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Change Detection Without Registration

A group of researchers from China and the Netherlands have demonstrated the ability to use baselines instead of point cloud registration which they claim is more accurate. Instead of registering the clouds to a common coordinate system the researchers recommend … Continue reading

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Assessing Fire-Damaged Concrete

Engineering research at The University of Nottingham, UK and Ningbo, China (UNNC) has found laser scanning is a new and viable structural safety technique to detect the damaging effects of fire on concrete. It takes temperatures in excess of 300 … Continue reading

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ILMF 2017 Program Announced

Diversified Communications has announced the program and presenters for ILMF 2017 which is being held in Denver, CO February 13 – 15, 2017. The main conference program begins with two sessions on GML and SPL. Geiger-Mode LiDAR and Single-Photon LiDAR: … Continue reading

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OSU Faculty Position in Geomatics

The School of Civil and Construction Engineering at Oregon State University invites applications for a full-time (1.00¬†FTE), 9-month, Tenure Track Assistant Professor position in Geomatics Engineering to begin in Fall 2017. Outstanding candidates may also be considered at the rank … Continue reading

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The First Self Driving Vehicle

What year do you think the first self driving vehicle was launched? According to the researchers at Carnegie Mellon it was 1986 and it was called NavLab1, short for navigation laboratory. It literally required tons of gear to support the … Continue reading

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