Category Archives: Research

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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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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Autonomous Vehicle News

For all of you golfers out there, since this is Masters Sunday and it looks like it could be quite a finish this news item seems appropriate. Velodyne LiDAR announced its collaboration with SMART, the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and … Continue reading

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Mobile Laser Scanning Workshop

The second annual MoLaS workshop has been announced. From 23-24 November  2016, Fraunhofer IPM is hosting the second international MoLaS workshop on the subject of mobile laser scanning at its premises in Freiburg, Germany. Thirteen internationally renowned experts in 3D mapping … 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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Autonomous Vehicle Update

Autoliv has singled out “a couple” of lidar companies that are “more interesting than others,” Carlson said. “It’s too early to mention any names as we are in various levels of discussions with some of these guys.” The second <a … Continue reading

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Lidar Utilization Survey

I received the following message and thought that many of you would be able to make a valuable contribution to this research. “I am Fangyu (Denise) Guo, a Ph.D. candidate at Iowa State University. I am working with Dr. Charles … Continue reading

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Improved Registration of Long Strip Point Clouds

This group of Chinese, U.S. and Canadian researchers are proposing an innovative mathematical method to improve the registration accuracy of long strip point clouds such as would be found in a tunnel or rail survey. From the paper: When applied … Continue reading

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Autonomous Vehicle Demo

For an interesting, inside look at the work that AutonomouStuff is doing with driverless vehicles have a look at the following video.

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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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