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Laser Scanning Blood Vessels

A team of researchers are using a laser scanning device to investigate the health of blood vessels. It’s still in the early stages of development, but the initial results are promising. “The camera actually goes inside the vessels,” principal author … Continue reading

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3DEP Program Benefits

The USGS’ National Geospatial Program is in year one of an 8-year program to create the first publicly available, national 3D elevation map using lidar. Called the 3D Elevation Program or 3DEP, it is a collaboration of federal agencies, states, … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks

Here in the U.S. we are celebrating Thanksgiving this week. It’s a perfect time to be thankful for all we have and to reach out to someone less fortunate perhaps by volunteering or making a gift. Enjoy and please remember … Continue reading

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Trimble Makes Wallstreet News

Autonomous cars and UAVS continue to top the news. As we see LiDAR technology becoming more relied upon every day, the LiDAR waves are hitting Wallstreet. Trimble’s (TRMB) performance this year is a strong indication of things to come. The … Continue reading

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Lidar for Flash Flood Monitoring

A proof of concept study was recently conducted at the Amacuzac River in Mexico. The study focused on what is called “inclined lidar”.  According to the abstract published at MDPI, inclined lidar “works based on the fact that a near-infrared … Continue reading

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The Future of Mining

Looks like the future of mining is now… How valuable would it be for mining companies to organize, analyze, and present all of their data in one all encompassing system? Trimble’s connected mine software provides a platform to store data … Continue reading

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White House to Promote UAS Industry

This is really big news. According to a White House press release dated August 2, 2016, “Today, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) is announcing new steps, sustained by public and private support, to promote the … 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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3D Utility Coordination in Michigan

Now this was an encouraging follow-up to the previous post. Eric Barden, a Principal with the Spicer Group reports that progress is being made in Michigan with utility as-builting standards. The Michigan Utility Coordination Committee – MUCC is developing the … Continue reading

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Lidar News Today – January 5, 2016

The first Lidar News Today of 2016 is now available. To get things started we came up with a partial list of the 3D conferences for the first half of 2016. We want to also take this chance to encourage … Continue reading

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