Category Archives: Software

Lidar News Today – February 2, 2016

Lidar News Today has hit the street with a summary of the important news items of the past week in one location. Learn how Lanmar CTO and Lead Modeler Larry Kleinkemper has found a powerful new software that can handle … Continue reading

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Seeing Around Corners

Genevieve Gariepy and others have published an interesting paper on a method for allowing lidar to see around a corner. Here is the abstract. The ability to detect motion and track a moving object hidden around a corner or behind … Continue reading

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Data Fusion

This Exelis blog provides an excellent overview on the topic of fusing lidar with hyperspectral data. This is not a trivial problem and in fact some are doubtful of the results in general, but for the right application this approach … Continue reading

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Lidar in the Cloud

There is a new player in the “lidar in the cloud” data processing marketplace. From this press release they comment: GeoSignum Pointer web platform allows users to access, manage, visualise, analyse and extract features from massive point cloud datasets in … Continue reading

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Lidar Data – Top Challenges

LizardTech conducted an industry survey at the Esri User Conference in July and online in August. If you’re wondering how your industry peers are using, compressing, accessing and storing all types of raster data, refer to their blog over the … Continue reading

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Autodesk Invests in Skycatch

Autodesk has made a series b round investment in Skycatch, a startup UAV company that is focusing on the AEC market. On paper there is great synergy, and if the collaboration results in tighter integration than it is going to … Continue reading

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Day 1 Be Inspired 2015 #YII2015

Today is the official start of the Bentley Systems Be Inspired awards conference, but as a juror we had meetings yesterday to refresh our memory and review our top three selections in the road and land development categories. The good … Continue reading

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Automating 3D Quality Control

John Russo, founder of the USIBD and ARC has proposed an interesting challenge to the 3D laser scanning industry. He would like to see quality control built into the processing software. What is needed is a way to validate the … Continue reading

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UAS Mapping 2015 Reno

The next event on the crowded UAS/UAV event calendar is the ASPRS UAS Mapping 2015 which begins Monday in Reno, NV. This technical demonstration and symposium builds on the success of last year’s inaugural event which I did not attend … Continue reading

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Hacking a Self-Driving Vehicle

I guess we had to expect this and I suppose it is better to be aware of this problem early on, but it seems that it is a rather simple procedure to trick the lidar sensors on a vehicle. “I … Continue reading

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