Monthly Archives: October 2015

Lidar Supports Crash Avoidance System

The following 11 minute video explains how lidar is being used as part of a new system to assist aircraft with avoiding crashes while on the ground. The recently patented Aerial, Landing and Takeoff Aircraft Crash Avoidance System (ALTACAS) offers … Continue reading

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Measurement Uncertainty

Building Information Modeling (BIM) can be defined as the generation and management of digital models of large structures, such as buildings and other infrastructures, throughout their sometimes decades-long lifecycle. Lidar has become a popular tool to document changes in the … Continue reading

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Low Cost, Solid-State Lidar

Delphi Automotive Systems, working with a Silicon Valley startup, Quanergy says it plans to bring a new, solid-state lidar system for self-driving cars to market for less than $1,000 per car. Current lidar systems use individual laser emitters and receiver … Continue reading

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A new, well funded project is underway to solve the mystery of the pyramids using infrared thermography, muons and laser scanning, among other methods The large scale ScanPyramids scientific mission aims to use innovative surveying techniques to examine several famous … Continue reading

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The Next Imaging Frontier

The lead story in this week’s Lidar News Today eNewsletter written by Brent Gelhar is a must read. This important document provides a wealth of information on the latest developments in remote sensing platforms. From UAS and Geiger Mode to … Continue reading

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Zeb1 U.S. Distributor Update

I recently caught up with Bill Gutelius at Qntfi, Inc., a long time contributor to Lidar News and a distributor of GeoSLAM Zeb products for the Eastern US and Canada. Bill informed me that Qntfi is celebrating its one-year anniversary. … Continue reading

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What is Lidar?

Dewberry has created this short video explaining the basics of lidar. Director of Remote Sensing Amar Nayegandhi explains the science and technology behind Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) services. P.S. Please visit the new Lidar News website – Home of … Continue reading

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Be Inspired 2016 #YII2015

I am one week out from heading to London for the Bentley Systems Be Inspired Awards. As I have commented in past years this is nirvana for a civil engineer. You get get to meet and interact with the people … Continue reading

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User Forum

We have posted a poll on the main Lidar News homepage asking whether our readers would be interested in us hosting a user forum. These are not easy to get off the ground, but once you get to critical mass … Continue reading

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Lidar Bees

Researchers at the University of Buffalo in New York believe they can develop a micro – lidar that can be used as the eyes in robot bees. “Essentially, it’s the same technology that automakers are using to ensure that driverless … Continue reading

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