Category Archives: The Industry

ASPRS IGTF 2016 Conference Workshops

The ASPRS has announced the list of IGTF 2016 conference workshops which includes a wide range of lidar mapping, GIS, remote sensing and more . These hands on sessions are a unique opportunity to learn by doing from some of … Continue reading

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Lidar News You Tube Channel Launched

It seems to me that one can find a You Tube video on just about any subject. I love the car and home repair topics, especially some of the plumbers – too real. In any case, it is time for … Continue reading

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OGC Point Cloud Working Group Survey

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) ¬†Point Cloud Domain Working Group (Point Cloud DWG) formed late last year to assess the current state of standards and best practices in the management of point cloud data and to guide OGC activities in … Continue reading

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UAS or UAV?

What’s in a name? Well, in the case of UAV and UAS it seems that people like to interchange these, myself included, but some recent work on a position statement by the TRB AFB80 committee that we intend to send … Continue reading

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3D Going Mainstream in Construction

Despite the fact that the title of this article in Construction Dive alludes to the idea of 3D laser scanning being like “x-ray vision”, it does report on a positive development that is taking place in this important industry. Slowly, … Continue reading

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Lidar News Today – January 19, 2016

The Lidar News Today for this week is now available. We are featuring articles on 3D powerline clearance, autonomous vehicles, business ethics and mobile mapping guidelines. In addition we are launching a new Challenge Question. The person submitting the top … Continue reading

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Garmin Acquires Lidar Firm

I have followed Garmin since their beginning in the early days of consumer GPS. I find this acquisition to be very interesting. Garmin announced last week the acquisition of PulsedLight, Inc., a privately-held company founded in 2012 and designing optical … Continue reading

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Hurting the Industry

I had this theme come up twice at the TRB conference on Tuesday and I promised I would use my platform to highlight it. I guess at the core of the problem are those old fashioned ideas known as being … Continue reading

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Autonomous Vehicle Demo at CES

Wolfgang Juchman, formerly of Velodyne and now with AutonomouStuff provided the tip on this Consumer Electronics Show demo vehicle featuring Velodyne lidar and AutonomouStuff’s research development platform. The solutions will come together in a white Lincoln MKZ, with two Velodyne … Continue reading

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Lidar News Today – December 29, 2016

We are wrapping up 2015 with one more, exciting Lidar News Today. This issue includes a couple of the most read stories of the year and a few comments on the big news items in 2015. I believe the UAV … Continue reading

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