Well, I made it to the south of France where I will be attending YellowScan’s Lidar for Drone conference on Wednesday and Thursday of this week. These small, highly focused events are often the best learning and networking experiences. Look for tweets and updates.
Lidar for Drone Conference
The YellowScan team would like to invite you to this year’s LiDAR for Drone Conference on March 20th & 21st in Montpellier, France.
This event is an excellent opportunity to discuss the latest developments in UAV LiDAR technologies, share experiences and meet your peers. Attendees will gain insight into the LiDAR industry, hear from interesting and innovative users of LiDAR and be part of this important ecosystem.
Posted in 3D Modeling, Agriculture, airborne LiDAR, Business Development, Cloud, Conferences, Data, Entertainment, Environmental, Feature Extraction, Forestry, Inspection, Lidar, Mapping, Photogrammetry, point clouds, remote sensing, Software, UAS, UAVs
Tagged DJI, drones, france, GeoCue, Juniper Unmanned, Yellowscan
JASR Systems must have some high level connections with the military to land a $8.2 million contract to develop chip-sized lidar. This is the kind of high level research that led to Velodyne developing their first lidar sensor.
JASR Systems to Develop Lidar
From an article by Umar Iftikhar in 3D Printing Industry.
The U.S Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Ohio, has awarded $8.2 million in funding to California-based JASR Systems. The grant will be used to develop chip-sized optical phased arrays and LiDAR scanning systems.
JASR Systems was founded in 2018 by Jinendra Ranka, Kyle Watson, and Brett Spivey, specialists in optical communications technologies. The company develops sensing technologies and autonomous navigation systems, such as phased array LiDAR and millimeter-wave radar and microwave systems.
Posted in 3D Modeling, 3D Printing, AI, artifical perception, artificial intelligence, Autonomous vehicles, Business Development, computer vision, Hardware, Laser Scanning, Lidar, machine learning, military, Open Source, Research, Sensors, solid state, solid state lidar
Tagged free-space optical communication, JASR Systems, MOABB, optical phased arrays, U.S. Air Force Research Lab
I suppose the mega-trend that sums up all of what is taking place concerning the transition from AEC to BE is digital transformation, but it sure feels like a lot more.
AEC to BE Credit tes.com
Most of us seasoned veterans grew up in the traditional AEC – Architecture, Engineering (civil), and Construction world with clearly defined, albeit often antagonistic roles that date back to at least the Roman Empire. It is very hard to beleive that for more than 2,000 years these AEC roles have essentially been unaffected by the technology around them. From the printing press, to the steam engine, to electricity, the radio, airplanes, rockets, nuclear energy and many inventions that I have left out, the AEC roles have essentially remained the same.
Posted in 3D Modeling, 3D Printing, AI, artifical perception, artificial intelligence, Augmented reality, Autonomous vehicles, BIM, computer vision, Construction, Digital Transformation, Environmental, Infrastructure, intelligent cities, Internet of Things, machine learning, Mapping, satellites, smart cities, Technology, UAS, UAVs
Tagged AEC, Built Environment, drones, Internet, PC
Dan Edleson has worked as a Designer, Project Manager and BIM Coordinator for over a decade and is a co-founder of Stereo. Dan says his “33 Basic Tools for Getting Started in Revit” will make you dangerous.
33 Basic Tools in Revit
When I graduated college I had a hard time getting a job in an architecture firm because my undergrad degree was not “architecture”. I interviewed with about 25 companies who all told me to go back to school. The only way I was able to get my foot in the door was to tout my knowledge of AutoCAD. Except I didn’t know AutoCAD. I did what many people do and taught myself using YouTube videos and other online resources.
There was a lot of great information out there, but it always seemed to overlook one very basic concept that was crucial; HOW DO YOU DRAW A LINE?!? It took me several weeks of troubleshooting and Googling until I finally figured out how to do the most basic of commands in AutoCAD. After that I was indeed able to get a job at a firm, and then went back to school on my own terms two years later.
Posted in 3D Modeling, BIM, Data, Feature Extraction, Laser Scanning, point clouds, Software, Technology, training
Tagged architecture, AutoCAD, Autodesk, Google, Revit, Stereo
The FAA announced a small, but important change to the rules concerning the display of your registration number.
Rules FAA Changes
This is from an article by Matt Fanelli Director of Strategy at Skyward.
For more than three years, the FAA has required all of us who fly drones commercially or for fun to register our drones and display the ID number somewhere on the drone. Up until now, that number could be just about anywhere—outside or inside the drone, on the battery compartment, etc. In last week’s Federal Register, the FAA announced a small-but-important update: By February 23—that’s tomorrow—the registration number must be on the outside of the drone.
Posted in airborne LiDAR, Certifications, Government, Mapping, Photogrammetry, Robots, UAS, UAVs
Tagged FAA, Homeland Security, Skyward, universal traffic management
I just became aware of ARE-AirShark, a UAV inspection operation based in my home town of Hampton, NH that is offering an impressive suite of services. I hope to meet with them soon to get the full story.
ARE-AirShark Project Deliverable
Here is a recent blog post for a storm water remediation project.
The location of the gully contributes to sediment loading. This sediment flow eventually is deposited into Arrowhead Mountain Lake and Lake Champlain. This buildup of sediment has come from various anthropogenic sources over the past few decades.
Posted in 3D Modeling, airborne LiDAR, Data, Environmental, Infrastructure, Inspection, Lidar, Mapping, Photogrammetry, remote sensing, Sensors, topography, UAS, UAVs
Tagged ARE-AirShark, AutoCAD, drones, DTM, GeoTIFF, LAS, RIEGL Mini VUX