Monthly Archives: December 2015

Free Learning Modules from GETSI

Attention geoscience educators! This looks very interesting and valuable from an education perspective. GETSI, GEodesy Tools for Societal Issues is an organization that is developing a growing collection of classroom-tested materials. The materials engage students in understanding the earth system … Continue reading

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Lidar News User Forum

The team at Lidar News is very proud to announce the availability of our User Forum. At the same time that we recognize the opportunity this presents for our readers we also realize the challenge of getting this to a … Continue reading

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Lidar Art Contest 2015 Finalists

The expert panel has selected the top five images in the Lidar Art contest so it is now your turn to vote for the winner. Click here to review the images and then use the poll to vote for your … Continue reading

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Authoritative Autonomous Vehicle Sensor Report

If you have not been following how lidar is being discussed as one of the key technologies needed to support autonomous vehicles than this report should be a way to cut through the hype and get you up to speed … Continue reading

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Multi-scale Lidar Design Strategy

This white paper brings up the issue of how to manage lidar data obtained at different scales and from different platforms including ground, airborne and satellite. It focuses on AmeriFlux sites which are environmental monitoring locations. Heterogeneity in vegetation and … Continue reading

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Seeing Around Corners

Genevieve Gariepy and others have published an interesting paper on a method for allowing lidar to see around a corner. Here is the abstract. The ability to detect motion and track a moving object hidden around a corner or behind … Continue reading

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Data Fusion

This Exelis blog provides an excellent overview on the topic of fusing lidar with hyperspectral data. This is not a trivial problem and in fact some are doubtful of the results in general, but for the right application this approach … Continue reading

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The Smithsonian is Creating 3D Apollo 11

The Smithsonian is developing a detailed 3D model of NASA’s Apollo 11 command module and they are doing it with great care for the detail. I found this info interesting, “The Smithsonian’s digitization team is working with the 3-D design … Continue reading

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DARPA’s MOABB Could Be Game Changer

DARPA has announced the Modular Optical Aperture Building Blocks, or MOABB project which seeks to create ultra-compact light detection and ranging (LIDAR) systems. The agency has set a Proposer’s Day for Dec. 17 for potential participants in the program, which DARPA … Continue reading

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Lidar News Today – December 8, 2016

The latest Lidar News eNewsletter is now available. Just a quick reminder that you have until Thursday to submit your entry for the Lidar Art contest to support the charity of your choice. So all of you procrastinators your time … Continue reading

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