Monthly Archives: April 2019

Acquisition Team at Aerial Images is Focus of “I Am ASI”

In anticipation of another busy flying season, this month we focus our “I Am ASI, We Are Geospatial” spotlight on a very important department of ASI – our acquisition team. This team, made up of several highly trained and experienced … Continue reading

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ICESat-2 Laser Scanning Satellite Needs Your Data

I guess this one belongs in the crowd sourced data folder. NASA is looking for volunteers to help ground truth and calibrate their laser scanning satellite ICESat-2 by measuring tree heights with your smart phone. NASA launched a laser-powered planetary … Continue reading

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Notre Dame Cathedral was 3D Laser Scanned in 2005

Andrew Tallon, a leader in the study of Gothic architecture began scanning the Notre Dame Cathedral in 2001. Although Professor Tallon has passed, that rich, 3D data has just taken on much greater importance as a result of the devastating … Continue reading

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3D Elevation Program Updates Webinar From the USGS

A number of presentations, including those from the USGS on the status of the 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) had to be cancelled at the recent ILMF conference. A webinar has been scheduled for April 24, 2019 at 11 AM EDT, … Continue reading

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GPS Declassified – From Smart Bombs to Smart Phones

Richard Easton contacted me yesterday to compliment Paul Ceruzzi on his work in “GPS” and to encourage me to read his book “GPS Declassified: From Smart Bombs to Smart Phones. That is another one for the list. Here’s a guest … Continue reading

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GPS by Paul E. Ceruzzi Explains the Entire Story

The roots of GPS extend further back in time than the 1960’s and 70’s. Having accurate clocks and using objects in the sky to navigate are hundreds of years old. If you are in the geomatics business and like to … Continue reading

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Wayve Critics Do Not Believe That Less is More

A recent blog post introducing Wayve’s claims to need only a camera, GPS tracker and a powerful computer have the Wayve critics speaking out. From an article in Mashable by Sasha Lekach Why weigh down a self-driving car with a … Continue reading

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Top 5 Questions You Should Ask Your Customers

The COO at Survey Monkey, Leela Srinivasan reached out to her network to uncover the Top 5 Questions one should ask their customers. Challenge yourself – see how many you can guess before reading on. From an article in the … Continue reading

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Mobile Lidar Trajectory Reconstruction – A Game Changer

This is the abstract for an article entitled, “An Efficient Framework for Mobile Lidar Trajectory Reconstruction and Mo-norvana Segmentation.” Mobile laser scanning (MLS, or mobile lidar) is a 3-D data acquisition technique that has been widely used in a variety … Continue reading

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Wayve is Using Deep Learning to Drive Like a Human

This is a must read. Wayve postures that humans have a remarkable ability to learn to drive quickly and can obtain a licence to drive across a whole country after tens of hours of practice. From a press release by … Continue reading

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