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First Geiger-mode Lidar

AGERpoint, Inc.™ has developed the first Geiger-mode avalanche photodiode LiDAR. The GML100 unit offers multiple returns per flash per detector and a form factor that can be used across a wide array of industries and mobile settings. The acquisition software … Continue reading

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Scottish Power Using Lidar

Scottish Power is spending 36 million pounds to improve their vegetation management programs in Scotland and Wales. Part of the investment is going to the acquisition of airborne lidar. Guy Jefferson, SP Energy Networks distribution director, said: “Managing trees next … Continue reading

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SPAR 3D 2017

SPAR 3D 2017 is just a few days away. Monday will feature a pre-conference workshop offered by Trimble as well as product previews by the exhibitors. Allen Nobles will present on the upcoming change to the National Datum that is … Continue reading

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Geospatial Tools Webinar

A free webinar, “Effective Use of Geospatial Tools in Highway Construction” is being offered on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 2:00 pm EDT. Geospatial tools are widely used during highway construction and are considered foundational to realizing value for stakeholders through … Continue reading

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Intel Buys Mobileye for $14 Billion

Intel will buy Israel’s Mobileye in a deal valued at just over $14 billion, the latest push by a major tech company to advance autonomous vehicles that could change the way traffic moves globally. Mobileye develops technology that essentially gives … Continue reading

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Lidar Not Needed for Autonomous Vehicle

Aimotive is a Hungarian startup that claims they can support driverless vehicles using only four regular cameras and artificial intelligence. They have four major software engines – recognition, control, location and motion. “aiDrive enables truly global L5 self-driving functionality in … Continue reading

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Toyota Unveils Advanced Safety Platform

The Toyota Research Institute has released its Platform 2.0 for advanced vehicle safety which supports fully autonomous driving and intelligent driver assistance. Chauffeur refers to the always deployed, fully autonomous system classified by SAE as unrestricted Level 5 autonomy and … Continue reading

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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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