Bill Emison from Merrick provided this heads up on a very exciting MAPPS/ASPRS Tampa 2012 pre-conference workshop being offered by Roy Nelson from Ball Aerospace entitled, “Real Time Airborne Flash LIDAR”. The excitement here is around automated feature extraction. Add in real time processing and the disruptive forces expand rapidly.
Merrick has been working with Roy on this and Bill says the results have been “incredible”. I have been on record for a couple of years stating that flash would be the next “hot” 3D technology. This sounds like a not miss session for us early adopters.