Monthly Archives: October 2019

Alluxa Makes Thin-Film Interference Filters for Lidar

Alluxa is a world leader in high-performance optical filters and thin-film coatings. In this highly informative white paper Alluxa explains how their high-performance, ultra-narrowband interference filters improve LIDAR signal-to-noise ratios. Arguably the most versatile active remote sensing technique, LIDAR (Light … Continue reading

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The U.S. Survey Foot Has Outlived Its Usefulness – RIP

Thanks to Michael Dennis and others at NIST and NGS for taking the action to deprecate (in metrology – a decision to discontinue the use of a specific measurement unit) the U.S. Survey foot. There is no benefit to having … Continue reading

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Forest Health to be Monitored with Lidar

October 24, 2019 – North Fork, California – In August Yosemite Sequoia Resource Conservation and Development Council was awarded $4.1 million in forest health funding for the Madera Projects – Southern Sierra All Lands Recovery and Restoration Project (Madera SSARR … Continue reading

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Ancient City Revealed by Lidar in Cambodian Jungle

Stone inscriptions tell tales of an ancient city called Mahendraparvata. The once-mighty metropolis was one of the first capitals of the Khmer empire, which ruled in Southeast Asia between the ninth and 15th centuries. It was long believed that the … Continue reading

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Network Based Drone Remote Identification

Verizon and Skyward, A Verizon company, along with a working group of other drone companies, successfully demonstrated network based remote identification of drones with the InterUSS Platform. This demonstration included seven drones flying use cases including infrastructure inspection, delivery, and … Continue reading

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Orbit GT Acquired By Bentley Systems for Digital Cities

Bentley Systems Year in Infrastructure conference opened yesterday with a tidal wave of news and information. The two items of interest to the 3D laser scanning community are an announcement with Topcon to launch a Digital Construction Works initiative and … Continue reading

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FAA National Drone Safety Awareness Week

About Drone Safety Awareness Week – November 4 – 10, 2019 The FAA has developed what they are calling a Stakeholder Playbook 2019 to highlight FAA national drone safety across the U.S. and encourage all stakeholders to engage. The Federal … Continue reading

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Lake Michigan Shoreline Rapidly Changing

The Purdue research team uses this drone fitted with a LiDAR device to measure coastal erosion at southern Lake Michigan. From an article in Purdue Engineering. Around Lake Michigan, coastal erosion is progressing so rapidly that beachfront properties soon could … Continue reading

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RIEGL North America Training Symposium Recap

Billed as a training symposium, the RIEGL North America event this week was all of that and much more. These relatively small, customer-focused events are the best for gaining knowledge, making connections with the vendor and networking with your peers. … Continue reading

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North America Training Symposium Kicks Off Today

I am at the Reunion Resort in Orlando, FL attending RIEGL’s North America Training Symposium for the next few days. This is a hands on learning event that includes hardware and software classes as well as presentations from vendors including … Continue reading

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