Category Archives: Consumer

Delivery Drones – Do the Benefits Outweigh the Liabilities?

This is a guest post from Karlyn McKell who explores the pros and cons of delivery drones for The Zebra. Social distancing guidelines have made contactless delivery essential for many businesses and delivery services to continue operations. With the rise … Continue reading

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Crowdsourced Database of Street-Level Imagery

Mapillary, the Swedish startup that wants to take on Google and others in mapping the world via a crowdsourced database of street-level imagery, has been acquired by Facebook, according to the company’s blog. Terms of the deal aren’t being disclosed. … Continue reading

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Google Arts and Culture Program Preserves the Past

The Google Arts and Culture program is providing all of us with an incredible opportunity to experience places we might never see. From an article in i News by Rhiannon Williams. Technology, as an industry dedicated to the relentless reinvention … 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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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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Anonymous Security Solutions Better Served by Lidar

There is a growing need for autonomous security solutions as organizations are becoming increasingly concerned about protecting privacy and now public health. From an article by Neil Huntingdon, former vice president of business development at Cepton in Security Sale and … Continue reading

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Small Satellites – The Next Big Thing in Geospatial Innovation

For all of us in the geospatial industry an important milestone was achieved recently. It was a story on 60 Minutes which introduced the masses to the small satellite boom that is ever so quietly revolutionizing the collection of imagery … Continue reading

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Training Data for AVs is Key to Success

High-quality data is the fuel that powers AI algorithms. Without a continual flow of labeled training data, bottlenecks can occur and the algorithm will slowly get worse and add risk to the system. From an article in Tech Crunch by … Continue reading

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Entertainment Scanning Firm Joins Leading Game Platform

Thanks to my daughter for the heads up on this story. I am always amazed when I come across a 3D entertainment company like Quixel, a ten year old firm based in Sweden and Pakistan that has been scanning the … Continue reading

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Apple Glasses Will Include Lidar to Support AR

It seems inevitable that Apple will someday release a set of AR Apple glasses, and today we have a set of rumors from YouTuber Jon Prosser of the “Front Page Tech” YouTube channel. Prosser is a fairly new leaker, but … Continue reading

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