Monthly Archives: March 2016

Budapest in 3D

This 3D mapping project and resulting geodatabase just may be the most impressive example of a state of the art asset management system anywhere in the world. More than 4700 km of road and street network comprising the City of … Continue reading

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Detecting Overhead Obstacles

Velodyne LiDAR announced that it has collaborated with LSA Autonomy, which today unveiled the Overhead Wire Laser-Detector – the OWL – a 3D LiDAR sensor-based technology and software system that marks a quantum leap forward in the detection of overhead … Continue reading

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Lidar News Today – March 8, 2016

In case you missed the important 3D industry news during the past week Lidar News Today can provide you with a quick recap. From glasses that scan an image onto your retina, to the important sale of a FLASH lidar company to … Continue reading

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Autonomous Vehicle Demo

For an interesting, inside look at the work that AutonomouStuff is doing with driverless vehicles have a look at the following video.

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Mapping Wetlands with Lidar

In order for wetlands to be protected in New York State they need to be on an officail map. Approximately 20 percent of the wetlands in Tompkins County are not on the map, and therefore not protected. “The wetland maps … Continue reading

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Webshare Cloud Services

I think this is the direction that most software is headed. FARO announced the achievement of another milestone in cloud-based as-built data management with the release of version 2.0 of its well-known web hosting service, SCENE WebShare Cloud. SCENE WebShare … Continue reading

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Sweep Kickstarter

Makers and developers in the market for a LiDAR sensor would be interested in a new device that is launched over Kickstarter this week looking to raise $230,000 over the next 40 days to go into production. The Sweep has … Continue reading

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FLASH Lidar Company Acquired

Today international automotive supplier Continental announced in its Media Webcast for fiscal year 2015 the acquisition of the Hi-Res 3D Flash LIDAR business from Advanced Scientific Concepts, Inc. (ASC) based in Santa Barbara, California. This innovative technology will further enhance … Continue reading

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Lidar UAS Platform Announced

French aerial survey & engineering company YellowScan has announced the global launch of its new LiDAR UAS (Unmanned Aerial System) surveying solution. The YellowScan Surveyor is an integrated LiDAR platform measuring 100mm X 150mm X 140mm and weighing in at … Continue reading

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Scanning Laser Glasses

This is not a new idea. It has been around for more than 15 years, but recently a Japanese company QD Laser demonstrated a prototype pair of glasses that use “retinal scanning laser eyewear technology.” What the glasses do is … Continue reading

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