Monthly Archives: August 2018

Lincoln Laboratory Using Single Photon in Puerto Rico

Lincoln Laboratory team’s lidar data will allow FEMA to be better prepared if another hurricane strikes the island. From press release by Rowena Lindsay A Lincoln Laboratory team in Puerto Rico has used the Airborne Optical Systems Testbed (AOSTB) to … Continue reading

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3D Mapping of Forests at Large Scale with Lidar

Knowledge of forest structures is critical to understanding and preserving the biodiversity of forests. Tremendous advances are being made in the use of 3D mapping from lidar to better understand forests at a very large scale. Peter Krzystek, Professor for … Continue reading

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Cornerstone Report #11 on Hardware Utilization

The USIBD has issued Cornerstone Report #11 on hardware  and utilization. This Report is a revisit of this subject from three years ago. It takes a deeper dive into specific types of hardware and utilization of each. Five categories of … Continue reading

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Coord Initiative from Alphabet Sidewalk Labs

Coord could be the real time platform for bringing urban transportation into a coordinated system. (By Stephen Smyth from the Coord website) “When I look ahead to the future of urban mobility, I often think back to the challenge of … Continue reading

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SharedStreets Provides Foundation for Smart Cities

SharedStreets supports a data standard for urban environments that recently received important support from Uber. Just when you think you are getting on top of the latest developments in the highway and street data projects around the world, such as … Continue reading

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ASPRS UAS Certification Exams Offered at UAV Expo

The ASPRS is offering certification exam for Certified Mapping Scientist – UAS and Certified Mapping Technician UAS at Commercial UAV Expo October 1, 2018 in Las Vegas. The Scientist exam is being held from 1 to 5 PM and the … Continue reading

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Quantum Spatial Supports Lidar Data Acquisition for USGS

Quantum Spatial helps to build coalitions of public and private groups to fund 3DEP projects. Quantum Spatial, Inc. (QSI), the nation’s largest independent geospatial data firm, announced that it is currently working on more than two dozen Lidar collection projects … Continue reading

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Wingtra CEO Boosfeld on the Future of VTOL UAS

The Wingtra UAS vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) may make small, fixed wing  drones obsolete. (Editor’s Note – The following is from a recent interview with Maximilian Boosfeld, CEO.) Wingtra started as an ambitious research project called Pacflyer. Basil Weibel, … Continue reading

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GENIUS NY Round 3 – World’s Largest UAS Business Accelerator

Teams will now compete for one of five GENIUS NY investments – $1 million top prize and four awards of $500,000 each. If you are a UAS start-up it’s time to get serious. GENIUS NY has implemented a new investment … Continue reading

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OpenDrive is a Standard for Driving Simulators

The OpenDRIVE standard could stimulate new business for mobile lidar mappers As many of you know Lidar News has been a long standing proponent of the need for standards. I think most people in the 3D laser scanning industry will … Continue reading

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