Category Archives: Consumer

Never Lost Again – Must Read for 3D Digital Mappers

When you are building your list of books to read in 2019, Never Lost Again by Bill Kilday deserves to be near the top of that list. It’s the inside story of Keyhole, Google Earth and now Niantic. An incredible … Continue reading

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Automotive Lidar – The Details Behind 10 Leading Companies

Over the past year the automotive lidar manufacturers have been providing more details on their proprietary technology. Timothy B. Lee provides an in-depth look at 10 of the leading companies for Ars Technica. Today, there are three big ways that … Continue reading

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Augmented Reality Requires Powerful 3D Camera

A report from Bloomberg indicates that Apple is planning to launch iPhones in 2020 with a more powerful 3-D camera to support the company’s push into augmented reality, according to people familiar with the plans. The rear-facing, longer-range 3-D camera … Continue reading

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Day 2 at ILMF 2019 Produced a Number of Hidden Gems

Day 2 at ILMF 2019 resulted in discussions and presentations with a number of companies that have truly outstanding products which I doubt you have heard of. The keynotes were interesting, but not quite what I was hoping for, particularly … 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 tonight. No, not the announcement by Howard Schultz that he might run for President in 2020. It was the story that followed it on 60 Minutes which … Continue reading

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Camera is Much More Sensitive to Laser Pulses

An engineer at CES last week was very disappointed to find that his  new $1,998 Sony a7R II mirrorless camera had been permanently damaged by an automotive lidar sensor. From an article in PetaPixel Self-driving cars widely use a technology … Continue reading

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TRB 2019 Annual Meeting Kicks – Off Sunday

The TRB 2019 meeting is scheduled to begin Sunday January 13 in Washington, D.C. The question is what effect the government shut down is going to have on this important  event. The Transportation Research Board (TRB) 98th Annual Meeting will … Continue reading

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CES Opens Today with the Key Vendors Jockeying for Position

As CES opens today in Las Vegas there is  a press release from each of the major vendors as they try to out do each other for the top spot in the news. Rather than trying to sort this out … Continue reading

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Apple is Switching from Laser Dots to ToF Camera in 2019?

Rumor has it that Apple is switching cameras from the TrueDepth that projects laser dots to a time-of-flight (ToF) 3D scanning sensor from Sony that is less expensive. Apple stock took a major hit yesterday as they announced they would … Continue reading

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Fujitsu To Provide Lidar-based Gymnastics Judging System

I am putting this one in the “you have to be kidding”category, but I can assure you they are serious. Fujitsu has developed a lidar and AI system to remove in part the subjectivity associated with judging world class gymnastics … Continue reading

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