Monthly Archives: September 2013

LiDAR Assists with Characterization of Alpine Tree Line

A group of Swiss researchers used airborne LiDAR and physiological modeling to better understand how climate is affecting the alpine tree line. Continue reading

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Full Size Helicopter Lands Autonomously Using LiDAR

This is one of the most impressive uses of real time LiDAR data that you are going to see. LiDAR will have more of an impact on society than GPS. Continue reading

Posted in Autonomous vehicles, Mapping, Mobile LiDAR | 1 Comment

Synthesis of Transportation Applications of Mobile LIDAR

A collection of case studies provides a clear description of the advantages of mobile LIDAR, including an increase in safety and efficiency. Continue reading

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Google Trekker Program Maps UK Canals and Tunnels

Nothing can stop Google from mapping the entire globe Continue reading

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USIBD Announces Second Cornerstone Report Survey

The USIBD is excited to announce the opening of our next survey to support the second Cornerstone Report (focused on Hardware)! Continue reading

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3D Laser Scan into Geomagic with a Faro Arm

Notice that the software automatically builds surfaces immediately doing away with the point cloud. If only it were that simple outside the lab. Continue reading

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Robo-Taxi Relies on LiDAR

This is an excellent overview of Google’s driverless car projects and their use of LiDAR. Continue reading

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CW Keller Uses Laser Scanning to Fabricate Custom Products

I am sure they will be the first to agree that 3D laser scanning has dramatically changed their way of doing business. Continue reading

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Expanding Business Opportunities into the Global Market

MAPPS, in conjunction with a host of other key organizations is sponsoring a two day conference November 13 and 14 in Alexandria, Virginia. Continue reading

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Geomatics Faculty Position Open at Oregon State

This is great news for the industry and the key to the future. Continue reading

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