Monthly Archives: April 2010

Spanish and Portuguese Researchers Expand LIDAR Network

In the past much of this work relied on computer models. With LiDAR the atmosphere can be sampled in real time. This is how they were able to know with such certainty about the volcanic ash plumes. Continue reading

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Using Airborne Laser Scanning for Navigation

By using two laser scanning sensors, one looking forward and the other nadir the IMU drift can be estimated from the differences in location of the same point on the ground. Continue reading

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ASPRS Mobile LiDAR Mapping Meeting

1. The first ASPRS Mobile Mapping System Committee meeting will be held on April 27, 2010.
2. Over 70 people have signed up.
3. A number of important work areas are being proposed. Time is of the essence.

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Laser Scanning and the 3D History Blog

I found this article on the 3D History blog to be quite interesting, especially with regards to the use of SketchUp. Continue reading

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Swiss Researchers Coordinating Use of LiDAR

1. The volcano is providing weather researchers with a real world experiment that they could only dream of.
2. Earlinet is a European LiDAR network that is now getting its first real world test.
3. The Swiss are using gliders to sample the ash plume.

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NOAA Seeks LiDAR System

1. The evidence is mounting that the economy is starting to pick up the pace.
2. I have noticed a lot more activity over the past couple of weeks in the airborne LiDAR industry.
3. This includes NOAA looking to purchase a LIDAR system, which the private sector is not going to agree with.

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Update on Flying Conditions in Europe

This BBC article contains detailed information on the current conditions and why it is so dangerous for a jet engine to operate in these conditions. Continue reading

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Using LiDAR to Measure Dispersion of Smoke Plumes

Researchers at the University of Connecticut, one of my alma maters used a miniature elastic backscatter LiDAR to study the dispersion of smoke plumes. Continue reading

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LiDAR Being Used to Analyze Volcanic Ash Plume

1. The Met is using Doppler LiDARs to analyze the volcanic ash plume.
2. It has been clearly descending over time to the point where it will begin to affect the weather.
3. This natural event is becoming an economic disaster.
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Navteq’s 3D Laser Scanned Street Maps

Play this video for a glimpse into the future of vehicle navigation systems. Continue reading

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