Category Archives: Data

Cameras and HD Maps Are Lidar Alternative

A lot of media coverage of self-driving technology has focused on a handful of big companies with well-known brands: Google, Uber, Tesla, and GM. But there’s another company working on self-driving technology that might ultimately prove even more important. That … Continue reading

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Waymo Database Access for Academic Research

Academic researchers have now been granted access to the Waymo database, amassed by its fleet of self-driving cars. The move is a way to “give back to the community,” says Drago Anguelov, Waymo’s head of research, “not an admission in … Continue reading

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Rain on Lidar Sensors – What is the effect on Performance?

This paper looks at the influence of rain on a lidar sensor using a mathematical model to predict the degradation of the performance. Among the many challenges involved in the development of safe, reliable advanced driver assist systems (ADAS), sensing … Continue reading

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Single Photon Lidar – Proper Use From an Industry Pioneer

As lidar sensor choices expand, knowing the right tool for the job is key. Single Photon Lidar – SPL, offers many benefits over traditional linear mode lidar, but it is not a panacea. by Qassim Abdullah, CP, PSM  and Michael … Continue reading

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Global Ocean Migration Mapped with Satellite Lidar

During World War II, naval oceanographers discovered a reflective layer that rose and fell across their sonar screens once each day. Further research revealed that it comprised a global ocean migration of swarms of fish and tiny sea creatures­ called … Continue reading

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Notre Dame Cathedral Update is Not Encouraging

I just heard an update on what has to be the saddest story that we reported on this year, namely the horrific fire in the roof of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France. At this point they are not … Continue reading

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ICESat-2 Laser Scanning Satellite Needs Your Data

I guess this one belongs in the crowd sourced data folder. NASA is looking for volunteers to help ground truth and calibrate their laser scanning satellite ICESat-2 by measuring tree heights with your smart phone. NASA launched a laser-powered planetary … Continue reading

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Multibeam Airborne Lidar Coastal Mapping Advances

The Rapid Airborne Multibeam Mapping System, RAMMS, was developed over a period of three years before it was officially launched in the summer of 2018. Senior hydrographer Richard Goosen describes how Fugro used the system for coastal and nearshore mapping … Continue reading

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UAS Technology Being Evaluated by Transportation Agencies

Hazardous and tough-to-reach areas create difficulties for geotechnical experts assessing locations along our nation’s roadways. Unmanned aerial systems (UAS) offer a potential solution to these challenges. Many States are evaluating UAS technology to see how it can make project development … Continue reading

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Drone Lidar Delivers in a Fraction of the Time

Professionals who work in construction, engineering, surveying, or land development have probably either experienced or considered the awesome power of drone lidar to improve workflows. As technology transforms these industries, professionals are able to collect better data in a fraction … Continue reading

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