Category Archives: Technology

More Details on the BLK360

I had the opportunity today to speak with three of the key people behind the BLK360 product offering recently announced by Autodesk and Leica Geosystems. The first is Aaron Morris, Senior Manager of Reality Solutions at Autodesk, Hugh Baertlein, Product … Continue reading

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Be Inspired

Bentley Systems’ Be Inspired Awards which are part of the Year in Infrastructure Conference opens on Monday in London. The name for this event really tells it all. As some of you know I consider this the premier built environment … Continue reading

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ILMF 2017 Call for Papers

The organizers of the International LiDAR Mapping Forum (ILMF) have announced a Call for Papers for the 2017 event which will take place in Denver, Colorado, USA, February 13-15, 2017. The Call for Papers invites any interested parties to submit … Continue reading

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Geiger-Mode for Autonomous Market

This press release from Princeton Lightwave caught my attention.  They are forming a new business unit to pursue the autonomous vehicle market. Geiger-mode LiDAR has been recommended by the Auto Alliance – which represents vehicle manufacturers that produce 77% of … Continue reading

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Autonomous Vehicle Security

This article in Gizmodo points out a serious challenge that the autonomous vehicle industry is going to have to face – security of the systems against spoofing. They report: “Spectrum reports that Jonathan Petit, from Security Innovation, has developed a … Continue reading

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Automated Scan Data Processing for Common Design and Construction Challenges

This is a guest blog post from John Russo, AIA and founder of ARC and the USIBD. Thanks John for sharing this valuable information, and if you have an interesting message please contact me at gene.roe@lidarnews.com. I think it is … Continue reading

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Lidar for Automotive Safety Apps

LeddarTech has unveiled key insights about its LeddarCore integrated circuits roadmap, which the company says is set to enable low-cost, high-performance solid-state LiDARs for multiple automotive safety applications – from advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) to autonomous driving. During the … Continue reading

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Calibration of a Lidar and Camera System

This paper presents a detailed methodology for calibration 0f a lidar sensor and camera system. These researchers from Korea propose a robust extrinsic calibration algorithm that can be implemented easily and has small calibration error. The extrinsic calibration parameters are … Continue reading

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Lidar News Today – 6/16/16

This week’s Lidar News Today is highlighting a number of interesting topics including an inside look at a firm based in Florida that has built a reputation for being experts in merging hydrographic and 3D laser scan data. The FHWA … Continue reading

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Segmenting Point Clouds

A team of researchers from Oregon State University have developed a promising new approach to segmenting point clouds. New technologies such as lidar enable the rapid collection of massive datasets to model a 3D scene as a point cloud. However, … Continue reading

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