Monthly Archives: July 2010

Assessing Wind Farm Locations with LiDAR

Mainstream Renewable Power, has completed the first extensive wind assessment campaign in Latin America using Natural Power’s ZephIR lidar Continue reading

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LiDAR-Guided Full Size Helicopter

Now this is impressive – the first full size, fully-autonomous helicopter flight guided by, you guessed it – LiDAR. Continue reading

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Laser Scanning and Blue Marble

In the past 24 hours I have seen 2 announcements – one from Optech and one from Topcon concerning the use of Blue Marble’s coordinate transformation software. Continue reading

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Mobile Laser Scanning Software – Certainty 3D

Ted Knaak has spent the past couple of years building a new software company – Certainty 3D. Continue reading

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NASA LiDAR Access System (NLAS)

In anticipation of 2 new NASA earth observation satellite missions, a new online web portal will serve a variety of space-based, high and low altitude laser altimetry data through the Open Topography system. Continue reading

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Laser Scanning the Madison County Bridges

Four of the six remaining Madison County, Iowa bridges will be laser scanned for historical preservation purposes. Continue reading

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Hexagon to Link Laser Scanning with CAD

1. Hexagon, parent of Leica Geosystems acquired Intergraph this week.
2. Part of the strategic vision is the full time fusion of laser scanned data with the Intergraph CAD and GIS applications.
3. This is certainly going to change the competitive landscape.

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Laser Scanning and Structural Deformations

These researchers based at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (interesting combination) wanted to see if laser scanning could be of value in measuring the structural deformations of bridges. Continue reading

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LiDAR Point Clouds in AutoCAD Map 3D

This is one of the best instructional videos that I have seen, and it clearly demonstrates the support for point clouds that is now in Map 3D. Continue reading

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ESRI and LiDAR

I came across this pre – ESRI User Conference 2010 question – “What is ESRI doing with LiDAR?”. Continue reading

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