Monthly Archives: February 2016

White Paper on Lidar and the Future of Autonomous Navigation

Frost and Sullivan has created a 31-page white paper entitled, “LiDAR: Driving the Future of Autonomous Navigation – Analysis of LiDAR Technology for Advanced Safety.” It recaps the technology’s history, assesses its current status and forecasts its short-term prospects. The … Continue reading

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“Top Six Misconceptions About Laser Scanning”

Ryan Hacker and his team at TruePoint Laser Scanning are doing a great job with their quarterly eNewsletter and website. It it very difficult for companies to consistently deliver interesting information on a regular schedule. Publishing is not their business, … Continue reading

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Using Sign Reflectivity to Register Mobile Lidar Data

Spanish researchers claim that they can avoid the use of ground control to register mobile lidar data scans using sign reflectivity. Here is a portion of their abstract. Mobile light detection and ranging (LiDAR) is currently one of the most … Continue reading

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Hexagon Acquires SigmaSpace

Well this might have been the big news at ILMF next week, but Hexagon has chosen to preempt that venue with a press release announcing that they have acquired Washington, DC-based SigmaSpace Corporation. This is a fit on at least … Continue reading

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Intelligent 3D Crop Spraying

“Conventional spray application technology requires excessive amounts of pesticide to achieve effective pest control in floral, nursery, orchard, and other specialty crops,” says ARS agricultural engineer Heping Zhu. “This challenge is now overcome by our automated, variable-rate, air-assisted, precision sprayer. … Continue reading

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ILMF Exhibitor Preview

Lidar News would like to make you aware of our ILMF 2016 Conference Preview of companies that will be exhibiting at ILMF 2016 next week in Denver, CO. The preview contains valuable information that can help plan your schedule so … Continue reading

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Data vs. Information

Often we tend to be focused on the data, in fact the data collection, but the real value and return on investment comes when that data is turned into actionable information that can be easily used to support better decision … Continue reading

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Are You Attending ILMF 2016?

The first major 3D lidar event of the year is just one week away. ILMF 2016 will open February 22 in Denver, CO with a series of product previews in two tracks on Monday morning.  The program gets underway with … Continue reading

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Update on the Sweep Laser Scanner

The team building the Sweep laser scanner have sent out an update. “In the past few weeks we have been working hard to finalize the Sweep scanner and get beta units into the hands of testers.  We’ve also been prototyping … Continue reading

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AAGS Industry Survey on Certification

Now this is good news – heads up this is important! The American Association for Geodetic Surveying (AAGS) is in the early stages of pursuing development of a Geodetic Certification Program.  As part of that process, AAGS created an online … Continue reading

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