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FAA Part 107 Commercial Drone License – A Primer

Drone ownership, which includes hobbyists and professional drone operators, has increased over the last few years. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, the number of registered drones surpassed one million in 2018. Here’s a guide to getting your FAA … Continue reading

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Drones can Provide Critical Sanitization Services

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread all around the world and social distancing has become the new normal, countries start to look at how technology can help us during this crisis. Able to safely enter and collect data in … Continue reading

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GPS Declassified – From Smart Bombs to Smart Phones

Richard Easton contacted me just about a year ago 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. Both of these would be an … Continue reading

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Fragmented Forest Canopy Effects Documented with Lidar

With the help of airborne lasers, researchers have discovered what a fragmented forest canopy means in the long-term for tropical trees. From an article in Inverse. Trees at the edges of forests store 22 PERCENT LESS CARBON than trees inside … Continue reading

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Survey Grade Real Time Precise Point Positioning – PPP

Has real time precise point positioning finally hit prime time for surveying applications? The answer is a qualified yes from Gavin Schrock, PLS, Editor of xyHt. From his article in the August 2019 issue of xyHt. The dream of being … Continue reading

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Apple Will Use Lidar to Create Competitive Advantage

Apple will use LiDAR this year as a compelling story for iPad Pro, and we expect, iPhone 12 later this year. LiDAR works similarly to the front-facing TrueDepth sensor, but rather than being optimized for the face, it allows users … Continue reading

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Flight Evolved Uses Lidar to Inspect Transmission Lines

Flight Evolved says according to an estimate in 2010, there are approximately 200,000 miles of high-voltage transmission lines in the United States. That is a lot of transmission structures! However, the same estimate claims that there are approximately 5.5 million … Continue reading

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AutoX to Deliver Groceries with Driverless Vehicles

AutoX, a developer of autonomous driving technology, is launching a grocery delivery pilot in San Jose, California. When this was originally published 18 months ago it did not have the importance that it does now. It looks like they are … Continue reading

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Coronavirus – If You Have Good News, Please Share It

As some of you may have noticed I have chosen to avoid the issue of the coronavirus crisis that is facing our 3D industry and the world. My reasoning is that I am sure you are receiving plenty of information … Continue reading

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Trees Have a Heartbeat – Lidar Proves It

Scientist Diana Beresford Kroeger proved that the biochemistry of humans and that of plants and trees are the same – ie the hormones (including serotonin) that regulate human and plant life are identical. What this means practically is that trees … Continue reading

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