Monthly Archives: November 2015

The New “Light” Camera Changes Photography

Light, a company out of Silicon Valley, has spent two years designing their new camera, the L16. This camera was designed to provide the functionality of expensive and bulky DSLR cameras with the convenience of a smartphone. You will notice … Continue reading

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NH Gets Lidar

Since New Hampshire has been my home for the past 40 years I had to take note of this article in a local paper explaining to the public how lidar is being used to 3D map 80% of the state. … Continue reading

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As Dr. Michael Olsen at OSU notes this is not directly about lidar, but it is about the use of light to replace radio waves to transmit the Internet at blinding speed. By blinding I mean 100 times faster than … Continue reading

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Philadelphia in 3D Mesh

It is interesting to see how Bentley Systems, who recently acquired Acute3D is promoting the use of photography to create 3D models. In fact in this article they make a strong argument for the benefits of photography and surface meshes … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving

To all of you who celebrate this great holiday, Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family from the Lidar News team. We will not publish tomorrow, but we’ll be back on Black Friday.Thanks to all of you for your support … Continue reading

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Lidar Art Supports Charity

Our latest Lidar News Today has just been sent out. If you would like to receive your own copy please click here. This week’s edition features an article by Jeff Fagerman at Lidar USA on the value that GPS brings … Continue reading

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Lidar Data – Top Challenges

LizardTech conducted an industry survey at the Esri User Conference in July and online in August. If you’re wondering how your industry peers are using, compressing, accessing and storing all types of raster data, refer to their blog over the … Continue reading

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Capturing the U.S. Highway Network

GeoDigital, the Canadian-based lidar mapping firm is hard at work collecting over 200,000 miles of highway here in the U.S. and Canada to support the autonomous vehicle industry. This represents all of the controlled access, divided highways and most of … Continue reading

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First Solid State Lidar

Quanergy Systems, Inc. will introduce in early 2016 the world’s first solid state LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) sensor for self-driving cars for less than $1,000 per car, it was announced today at the Los Angeles Auto Show’s Connected Car … Continue reading

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IGTF 2016 Calls for Presentations and Workshops

The ASPRS (American Society for Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry) has announced that they are seeking abstracts for oral presentations, posters and workshops for their IGTF 2016 conference in Fort Worth, Texas that is being held on April 11 – 15. … Continue reading

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