Monthly Archives: June 2020

Photogrammetry and Mobile Lidar – A Hybrid Approach

Combining multiple types of geospatial data collection, such as aerial photogrammetry and mobile lidar, requires a detailed knowledge of sensors, error models, navigation, ground control and data processing. This would be a challenge for any geomatics firm, but the rewards … Continue reading

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AV Test Initiative Will Encourage Failure Reporting

Federal safety regulators on Monday launched an effort to get companies working on autonomous vehicle – AV technology to share more data about the limits of their systems. From an article in Forbes by Greg Gardner. The National Highway Traffic … Continue reading

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3DEP Developing a Partnership – Lessons Learned

To encourage geospatial data collection and foster information sharing, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) launched the 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) three years ago. 3DEP is a valuable tool, but many state and local agencies may be unaware of the … Continue reading

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Toyota Smart Vehicle Strategy Could Be the Winner

The automobile world is in quiet retreat on the topic of fully autonomous vehicles (AVs). As an excellent article by Steve LeVine in Marker described, vehicle autonomy is closely linked with ride-sharing, and in the pandemic era we’re going through, … Continue reading

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Disaster Vulnerability Assessed with Lidar

A new Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Project (DVRP) initiative is using LiDAR to map Saint Lucia for the very first time. The initiative is the latest in a series of major activities under the Disaster Vulnerability program, including steps toward the … Continue reading

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Optimal Scan Locations for Terrain Mapping

The main objective of this research study is the development of a simulation and optimization method for wide-area terrain mapping with terrestrial laser scanning (TLS). The problem can be stated as follows: given a prior digital surface model (DSM) of … Continue reading

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Pokemon GO May Support iPhone 12 Pro Lidar

Today a datamined app file for the latest version of Pokemon GO showed imagery of a near-future feature. With one image (and some code clues from the code) we can see that Pokemon GO may have, and likely will have, … Continue reading

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Construction Firm Reducing Costs with Drones

Many unique challenges arise during the phases of construction and building projects. Even the most seasoned site and business managers of a construction firm can struggle to avoid delays and cost overages, while simultaneously improving operations. From DroneDeploy. Effective communication … Continue reading

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Flight Planning for Lidar-Based UAS Mapping

Abstract: In the last two decades, unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) were successfully used in different environments for diverse applications like territorial mapping, heritage 3D documentation, as built surveys, construction monitoring, solar panel placement and assessment, road inspections, etc. These applications … Continue reading

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11 Myths About Lidar Technology Debunked

To move our society closer to the reality of fully autonomous vehicles taking over the roadways, a number of different solutions are being tested. One of these solutions is LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging), which utilizes lasers to calculate the … Continue reading

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