Monthly Archives: October 2015

3D Imaging Through Walls

O.K. it’s not lidar, but those incredible scientists at the MIT Media Lab have been at it again. This time it’s a time-of-flight microwave camera that can see through solid objects, like walls – incredible! Here’s some of what makes … Continue reading

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Automating 3D Quality Control

John Russo, founder of the USIBD and ARC has proposed an interesting challenge to the 3D laser scanning industry. He would like to see quality control built into the processing software. What is needed is a way to validate the … Continue reading

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FAA to Require UAS Registration

Can you guess what the hottest holiday gift is going to be this year? How about a UAS? I just saw a TV report that predicted 1 million will be sold in the next few months. This is exactly what … Continue reading

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Musk Not a Fan of Lidar

One of the more interesting entrepreneurs of this time period is Elon Musk, the founder of Tesla, among many other ventures. In this article from Extreme Tech he makes the point that cars will have autopilot soon, but the idea … Continue reading

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Lidar Needed for Minecraft

As reported in Gizmodo, Minecraft fans actually appealed to the government for LIDAR data to use in the game and it seemed to help, but they are not the only groups. It’s also for anyone who could benefit from a … Continue reading

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PGA Goes 3D

As they like to say, “You drive for show, but you putt for dough.” In an attempt to stimulate more interest in what is, believe it or not a very worrisome decline in the number of people playing golf the … Continue reading

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Lidar News Today Launches

In case you might not be subscribed to the new Lidar News eNewsletter I wanted to be sure that you know we recently launched Lidar News Today to rave reviews. You can find both issues by clicking here along with … Continue reading

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Showcase Your 3D Project

I would like to offer you, my readers the ability to showcase one of your more interesting 3D laser scanning projects. I wanted to announce this here on the blog, but the projects will actually be offered on the new … Continue reading

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Raster Plus Lidar Survey

The results are posted. I was 7th out of 9 which was somewhat disappointing, but I was only 8 seconds out of 6th so I just have to keep practicing. O.K., back to work. It’s been a rather slow period … Continue reading

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NH Champs

I am busy today preparing for my one rowing regatta of the year – the New Hampshire Championships. It is usually a delayed start due to fog on the Merrimac River, but I think it is going to be too … Continue reading

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