Monthly Archives: January 2016

Affordable Real Time SLAM

Real Earth Stencil is a real time affordable SLAM device that seems to offer a lot of promise for indoor mapping applications and perhaps much more.

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3D Mapping with a Tablet – It’s Here

Researchers from ETH Zurich have been able to create an entire 3D model of the university’s main building in just 10 minutes using a tablet equipped with a fish-eye lens. The research forms part of the development process for Google’s … Continue reading

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Lidar News Today – January 19, 2016

The Lidar News Today for this week is now available. We are featuring articles on 3D powerline clearance, autonomous vehicles, business ethics and mobile mapping guidelines. In addition we are launching a new Challenge Question. The person submitting the top … Continue reading

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Garmin Acquires Lidar Firm

I have followed Garmin since their beginning in the early days of consumer GPS. I find this acquisition to be very interesting. Garmin announced last week the acquisition of PulsedLight, Inc., a privately-held company founded in 2012 and designing optical … Continue reading

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The Value of 3D in Forensics

This is an extensive look at the use of 3D laser scanning in some very high profile criminal investigations. It certainly seems that the use of the technology is becoming a requirement of most major investigations. FARO gets the press … Continue reading

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Titanosaur

This is the story of one of the largest dinosaurs ever discovered. It’s 37 meters long and weighed 70 metric tons. Titanosaur  was found by a farmer  in Chile along with six others of a similar size. The research team … Continue reading

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Fully Autonomous Vehicle Deployed

Velodyne LiDAR today announced that, in the first deployment of fully autonomous production vehicles, driverless technology specialist NAVYA will implement Velodyne’s real-time 16-channel 3D VLP-16 LiDAR Pucks as part of a two-year, two-vehicle test with Swiss public transport company PostBus … Continue reading

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Beastcam

I hope you are ready for this. Introducing Beastcam. This device can take 40  to 60 photos in 20 seconds from which a high quality 3D model can be created. The UMass Amherst lab that contributed to the development of … Continue reading

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Hurting the Industry

I had this theme come up twice at the TRB conference on Tuesday and I promised I would use my platform to highlight it. I guess at the core of the problem are those old fashioned ideas known as being … Continue reading

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Lidar News Today – January 13, 2016

This week’s Lidar News Today includes an important article by Jeff Fagerman at Lidar USA on selecting the appropriate GNSS solution for your mobile mapping project. Jeff and his team are hands on experts in this area. We also highlight the … Continue reading

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